No. 32 Men’s Tennis Heads to Nashville for Memphis, Vanderbilt

No. 32 Men’s Tennis Heads to Nashville for Memphis, Vanderbilt

Opponent
Date

Venue
Start Time

No. 37 Memphis
Friday, Feb. 5
Currey Tennis
5 p.m.

Live Stats

VUCommodores


Opponent
Date

Venue
Start Time

No. 27 Vanderbilt
Sunday, Feb. 7
Currey Tennis
12 p.m.

Stream

VUCommodores


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 32 Harvard men's tennis team (5-2) hits the road for tough matchups against No. 37 Memphis and No. 27 Vanderbilt this weekend in Nashville, Tennessee. The Crimson and Tigers are set to meet at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, while Harvard and Vandy match up at 12 noon Sunday.   

Tough Road to the Tourney
The Crimson owns a 5-2 record through seven matches this season, facing off against four teams in the top-40 (2-2). Harvard will face two ranked teams again this weekend before heading to the ECAC Championships in New York City next week.

In the Rankings
Harvard sits at No. 32 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll. The Crimson also opened the season at No. 32. Senior captain Nicky Hu sits at No. 71 to start the season. Three Crimson doubles pairs are ranked, with junior Sebastian Beltrame and sophomore Kenny Tao sitting at No. 32 and Brian Yeung/Andy Zhou at No. 39. Yeung and Hu come in at No. 44 when paired together. 

Date

Rank

Preseason

32

Jan. 20

32

Jan. 27

33

Feb. 3

32

 

LIVE! From the Murr, It's Men's Tennis
For the second-straight year, all Murr Center matches will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network. Subscribers to the network can watch matches both live and on-demand at their convenience, and will have access to live and on-demand content for all Harvard athletic events through the duration of their subscription. 

Scouting No. 37 Memphis
Memphis (3-2) will travel to Nashville with one ranked player, as last season's Ohio Valley Singles champion comes in at No. 87 in the latest Oracle/ITA poll. The Tigers defeated No. 37 Louisville, 5-0, and fell to No. 6 Georgia (4-1) in their two ranked matches. Andrew Watson currently has three ranked wins to his name, with his highest ranked victory coming against Notre Dame's No. 37 Quentin Monaghan. The Crimson trails the all-time series against the Tigers, falling 4-3 in 2014.

Scouting No. 27 Vanderbilt
The Commodores (3-1) head into the weekend after a 4-0 win over No. 19 San Diego during the ITA Kickoff Weekend. Vanderbilt is 2-0 at the Currey Tennis, with home opening sweeps over Furman and cross town neighbor Lipscomb. Harvard leads the all-time series against Vandy, 3-1, but fell a season ago, 4-3.

Last Year
The Crimson is coming off an appearance in the NCAA Tournament, as Denis Nguyen '15 also earned a spot at the NCAA Individuals and teamed with Brian Yeung to head to the doubles championship.

On the Sidelines
David Fish, the Scott Mead '77 Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Tennis, is in his 40th season with the Crimson after coaching the men's tennis team to an 19-8 record last season and leading the Crimson to NCAA tournament for the fourth-straight season. Fish owns an all-time dual record of 652-294-1 and has led the Crimson to a top-40 finish in each of the last four seasons.

Social Stream
Use the Social Stream on GoCrimson.com to stay connected with the Crimson on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this year. The Social Stream brings the conversation from all three platforms into one convenient location, allowing fans of all Harvard Athletics teams to monitor the action in real time.

Up Next
Harvard will compete in the ECAC Championships next weekend in New York City.