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No. 32 Men’s Tennis Splits Day with No. 15 Northwestern, Bryant

No. 32 Men’s Tennis Splits Day with No. 15 Northwestern, Bryant

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 32 Harvard men's tennis (9-6) split the day Sunday, falling to No. 15 Northwestern, 7-0, before rebounding to defeat Bryant, 7-0, at the Murr Tennis Center.

The Crimson was unable to keep pace with the Wildcats, dropping a point at each position. Sophomore Kenny Tao gave Strong Kirchheimer a battle, but fell in three sets. Freshman Andy Zhou won the first set at the No. 5 position, 6-4, but fell in the next two (7-6, 10-2).

Harvard bounced back against the Bulldogs, as younger players were able to see action and the Crimson earned wins at each position. Grant Solomon battled at the No. 1 position, taking down Luke Lorenz in straight sets (7-5, 6-2). Rookies Christopher Morrow and Michael Peters also took home wins from the No. 4 and No. 6 positions.

Harvard embarks on its Spring Break trip, heading to La Jolla, California. 

Northwestern

Singles competition

1. Konrad Zieba (NU) def. Hu, Nicky (HARV) 6-3, 6-4
2. Sam Shropshire (NU) def. Beltrame, Sebastian (HARV) 6-3, 6-4
3. Strong Kirchheimer (NU) def. Tao, Kenny (HARV) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
4. Fedor Baev (NU) def. Lam, Kelvin (HARV) 7-6, 6-2
5. Alp Horoz (NU) def. Zhou, Andy (HARV) 4-6, 7-6, 10-2
6. Ben Vandixhorn (NU) def. Thirouin, Jean (HARV) 7-5, 6-2

Doubles competition

1. Yeung, Brian/Zhou, Andy (HARV) vs. Fedor Baev/Strong Kirchheimer (NU) 7-5, unfinished
2. Konrad Zieba/Sam Shropshire (NU) def. Hu, Nicky/Beltrame, Sebastian (HARV) 6-3
3. Alp Horoz/Mihir Kumar (NU) def. Haughey, Conor/Lam, Kelvin (HARV) 6-2

Bryant

Singles competition

1. Solomon, Grant (HARV) def. Luke Lorenz (BRYM) 7-5, 6-2
2. Thirouin, Jean (HARV) def. Oliver Welsh (BRYM) 6-2, 7-6
3. Yeung, Brian (HARV) def. Michael Plutt (BRYM) 6-3, 6-4
4. Morrow, Christopher (HARV) def. Jorge Ortiz-Garcia (BRYM) 6-3, 7-5
5. Gonzalez, Xavier (HARV) def. Artur Jakubowski (BRYM) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
6. Peters, Michael (HARV) def. Nick Lamart (BRYM) 6-3, 4-6, 10-5

Doubles competition

1. Michael Plutt/Nick Lamart (BRYM) def. Peters, Michael/Tao, Kenny (HARV) 7-5
2. Haughey, Conor/Lam, Kelvin (HARV) def. Jorge Ortiz-Garcia/Luke Lorenz (BRYM) 7-5
3. Morrow, Christopher/Solomon, Grant (HARV) def. Artur Jakubowski/Corey DiPaolo (BRYM) 6-2

 
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