No. 47 Men’s Tennis’ Begins Ivy Play at No. 55 Cornell, No. 28 Columbia

Photo courtesy of OAC
Photo courtesy of OAC

Opponent
Date

Venue
Start Time

No. 55 Cornell
Saturday, April 2
Reis Tennis Center

1 p.m.


Opponent
Date

Venue
Start Time

No. 28 Columbia
Sunday, April 3
Dick Savitt Tennis Center

1 p.m.

Stream

Ivy League Digital Network


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 47 Harvard men's tennis team begins its quest for its 29th Ivy League title this weekend, traveling to No. 55 Cornell and No. 28 Columbia. The Big Red and Crimson face off at 1 p.m. Saturday, while Harvard and Columbia can be seen on the Ivy League Digital Network Sunday at 1 p.m.

Last Time Out
The Crimson ended nonconference play on a high note with a sweep of No. 38 Old Dominion and Amherst Sunday. Freshman Chris Morrow notched the final point against the Monarchs with the match tied, 3-3.

Tough Road to the Tourney
The Crimson owns a 12-8 record this season, facing off against eight teams in the top-40 (4-4).  

In the Rankings
Harvard sits at No. 47 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

March 22

50

March 29

47

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
Rookie Christopher Morrow has won nine-straight, posting a 5-0 dual record with two wins at the No. 4 position and the match-clincher against No. 38 Old Dominion. Senior Kelvin Lam owns a 9-5 dual record, including holding a 6-0 mark at the No. 6 slot.

Top Man
Senior captain Nicky Hu sits at the top spot for the Crimson, holding a 9-12 overall record, including a 5-8 mark in dual matches.

Scouting Cornell
Cornell (7-9, 0-1 Ivy League), sits at No. 55 in the ITA, is coming off a 4-1 loss to Columbia last Saturday. Senior Stefan Vinti accounted for the Big Red's lone point with his team-leading eighth singles victory of the season, which also gives him five wins in his last six matches. Junior Colin Sinclair has won his last three singles matches to reach completion. Harvard owns a 60-12 all-time series lead over the Big Red, winning each of the last three meetings in Ivy League play.

Scouting Columbia
Columbia (11-5, 1-0) has won three of its last four matches, with the only loss coming at the hand of No. 3 TCU. The Lions opened Ivy League play with a 4-1 win at Cornell last weekend, fueled by a doubles win, and three singles victories. Vermeer was able to earn a straight-set victory in singles play, as the senior improved to 13-2 this spring, which leads the team. The Crimson leads the all-time series against the Lions, 65-18, but the two-time defending Ivy League champion has got the best of Harvard over the last three outings.  

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 638-292-1 and has led the Crimson to a top-40 finish in each of the last four seasons.

Up Next
Harvard hosts three-straight conference games, starting with Penn and Princeton next weekend.