CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 32 Harvard men's tennis (5-2) defeated No. 37 Drake, 4-3, and Boston University, 7-0, Sunday afternoon at the Murr Tennis Center.
"It was a great weekend of tennis at the Murr," said associate head coach Andrew Rueb. "We faced some top national competition and pushed them to the limits. The comeback win against Drake was a real clutch performance by the guys - our third 4-3 win this year. Kudos to Brian Yeung for pulling out the decider with everyone watching. Coach Fish and I are very excited about the improvements the team is making day by day. Now it is on to Nashville for a battle with Memphis and Vanderbilt."
Drake won the doubles point and the tally at the No. 5 position to put the Crimson in a 0-2 hole. Senior Kelvin Lam got Harvard on the board with a straight sets win and Sebastian Beltrame evened the score at 2-2 with a 7-6 (0), 6-3 win over Bayo Phillips. Senior Nicky Hu put the Crimson on top and Brian Yeung sealed the victory with a three-set win over Vinny Gillespie.
"It was a full team effort against BU," continued Rueb. "Congrats to our freshmen, Samuel Beren, Chris Morrow and Michael Peters, for their first dual match victories in Crimson uniforms. It was fun to see them compete and watch their high level of play."
Harvard swept BU and its young talent was able to see some action against the Terriers. The Crimson breezed through the doubles point before Grant Solomon won at the No. 2 spot (6-0, 6-1) to push Harvard to a 2-0 lead. Chris Morrow finished next – a win over Mario Sandoval – and Beren posted a straight-sets win over Jeff Chan to seal the victory.