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No. 49 Men’s Tennis Competes in Hilton San Diego Mission Valley Spring Classic

No. 49 Men’s Tennis Competes in Hilton San Diego Mission Valley Spring Classic

Opponent
Date

Venue
Start Time

No. 34 San Diego
Thursday, March 17
Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center
5 p.m. ET

Draw

Mission Valley Spring Classic


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 49 Harvard men's tennis (9-6) heads to California for the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley Spring Classic, hosted by San Diego and San Diego State. The Crimson opens the tournament with host San Diego Thursday, March 17 at 5 p.m. ET.  

Last Time Out
Harvard has not seen action since Feb. 28, when the Crimson split the day at home, falling to No. 15 Northwestern, 7-0, before rebounding to defeat Bryant, 7-0.

Draw
The Crimson owns the No. 6 seed and will take on No. 3 seed San Diego Thursday. The winner will get the winner of No. 2 Tulane and No. 7 Denver. Texas Tech holds the No. 1 slot. No. 4 Princeton, No. 5 Memphis and No. 8 San Diego State are also in the mix.

Tough Road to the Tourney
The Crimson owns a 9-6 record this season, facing off against six teams in the top-40 (3-3).  

In the Rankings
Harvard sits at No. 46 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

March 1

39

March 8

46

March 15

49

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Hot Streak
Senior Kelvin Lam owns an 8-2 dual record and has won eight of the last nine, including holding a 6-0 mark at the No. 6 slot. 

Scouting San Diego
The Toreros hold a 9-5 overall record, last defeating Penn, 5-2, and Arizona, 6-1. No. 26 Uros Petronijevic holds the No. 1 spot, posting a 6-5 mark. Jordan Angus (No. 53) and Romain Kalaydjian (No. 118) are also ranked for USD. San Diego sits at No. 34 in the latest ITA rankings.  

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 656-298-1 and has led the Crimson to a top-40 finish in each of the last four seasons.

Social Stream
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Up Next
The Crimson returns home for Old Dominion and Amherst March 27 before beginning Ivy League play. 

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