No. 48 Men’s Tennis’ Hosts The Match with Yale, Travels to Brown


Opponent
Date

Venue
Start Time

Yale
Friday, April 15
Murr Tennis Center
6 p.m.

Stream

Ivy League Digital Network


Opponent
Date

Venue
Start Time

Brown
Sunday, April 17
Pizzitola Sports Center
1 p.m.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 48 Harvard men's tennis (14-10, 2-2) hosts The Match against Yale Friday evening before heading to Brown Sunday afternoon. Friday's contest starts at 6 p.m. and will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

Last Time Out
The Crimson swept the weekend against Penn and No. 37 Princeton, as junior Sebastian Beltrame clinched the match for Harvard from the No. 2 position. Freshmen Andy Zhou and Chris Morrow notched points, as well as senior captain Nicky Hu at the ace slot.

Tough Road to the Tourney
The Crimson owns a 14-10 record this season, facing off against 10 teams in the top-40 (5-5).  

In the Rankings
Harvard sits at No. 48 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

April 5

50

April 12

48

 

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 11 of the last 12, posting a 6-1 dual record with two wins at the No. 4 position and two wins over the weekend. Classmate Andy Zhou has also enjoyed success during the spring slate, posting a 12-8 record, including a 3-0 mark at the No. 1 position and a 6-5 record at the No. 5 slot. Senior Kelvin Lam owns an 11-6 dual record, including holding a perfect 6-0 mark at the No. 6 position.

Top Man
Senior captain Nicky Hu sits at the top spot for the Crimson, holding an 11-13 overall record, including a 7-9 mark in dual matches.

Scouting Yale (12-10, 0-4)
The Bulldogs are searching for their first Ivy League win after dropping 5-2 decisions vs. Columbia and Cornell last weekend. Sophomores Fedor Andrienko and Stefan Doehler notched wins in each of the losing efforts to pace the Bulldogs. Head coach Alex Dorato, in his 24th season at the helm of Yale, owns a 307-248 career record as the winningest coach in Yale history. In a series that dates back to 1925, Harvard owns a 71-26 all-time series lead over the Elis.

Scouting Brown (8-16, 0-4)
The Bears also enter the weekend in hope of their first conference win after falling to Cornell, 4-1, and Columbia, 6-1. Brown's ace is sophomore Peter Tarwid. Head coach Bryan Koniecko is in his second season on College Hill after two years at Ohio State with the women's team. The Crimson boasts a 76-7 all-time series lead over the Bears, but have gone 3-2 over the last five meetings.

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 640-294-1 and has led the Crimson to a top-40 finish in each of the last four seasons.

Up Next
The Crimson wraps Ivy League play against Dartmouth Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m.