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No. 32 Men’s Tennis Hosts St. John’s, No. 15 Northwestern and Bryant this Weekend

No. 32 Men’s Tennis Hosts St. John’s, No. 15 Northwestern and Bryant this Weekend

Opponent
Date

Venue
Start Time

St. John's
Friday, Feb. 26
Murr Tennis Center
4 p.m.

Stream

Ivy League Digital Network


Opponent
Date

Venue
Start Time

No. 15 Northwestern
Sunday, Feb. 28
Murr Tennis Center
12 p.m.

Stream

Ivy League Digital Network


Opponent
Date

Venue
Start Time

Bryant
Sunday, Feb. 28
Murr Tennis Center
4 p.m.

Stream

Ivy League Digital Network


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 32 Harvard men's tennis team (8-4) welcomes St. John's, No. 15 Northwestern and Bryant to the Murr Tennis Center this weekend. Fans are encouraged to come out Sunday to take advantage of free pizza and a ranked opponent.

Last Time Out
Harvard placed third at the ECAC Championships, suffering a loss to Cornell before bouncing back against host Penn, 5-2. The Crimson won the doubles point and went on to earn wins at the No. 1, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 positions.

Tough Road to the Tourney
The Crimson owns an 8-4 record this season, facing off against five teams in the top-40 (3-2).  

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.

Date

Rank

Preseason

32

Jan. 20

32

Jan. 27

33

Feb. 3

32

Feb. 10

N/A

Feb. 17

36

Feb. 23

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.

Hot Streak
Senior Kelvin Lam owns a 7-1 dual record and has won seven-straight, including holding a 5-0 mark at the No. 6 slot.  

Scouting St. John's
St. John's (11-3) last defeated George Washington, 6-1, Sunday. The Red Storm opened its spring slate with wins in eight of its first nine contests and has gone 2-2 (with losses to Cornell and Dartmouth at the ECAC Championships) over the last two weeks. STJ is led by Daniel Skripnik at the No. 1 spot. Harvard maintains a 9-1 all-time series lead over the Johnnies.

Scouting Northwestern
The Wildcats come in at No. 15 in this week's ITA poll and maintains an 11-1 overall record. Northwestern's lone loss came against No. 7 Illinois. Konrad Zieba ranks No. 8 in ITA singles rankings and maintains a 6-2 mark at the No. 1 slot. Harvard trails in the all-time series, 7-5, and lost twice last season, both by 4-3 margins. Facing off in the NCAA Tournament, the Wildcats won an epic, back-and-forth, weather-delayed, six hour battle in Norman, Oklahoma.

Scouting Bryant
The Bulldogs head into the weekend with a 4-6 overall record and will face Yale on Saturday. Max Vogt sits in the No. 1 position with a 2-4 dual record. The Crimson leads the all-time series over the Bulldogs by a 2-0 margin, besting Bryant 6-1 in 2014 and 2015.

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 655-296-1 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 embarks on its Spring Break trip, heading to La Jolla, California.  

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