Men's Tennis Takes Dual Match Against BYU, 6-1

Senior Brian Yeung improved to 3-1 in doubles play, teaming with Kenny Tao for a win against BYU. (Dean Bauer)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's tennis team improved to 3-1 on the season after notching a 6-1 dual match win over BYU (2-2) on Friday afternoon at the Murr Center Tennis Courts.

"It was a strong team performance today, up and down the lineup," said associate head coach Andrew Rueb. "I thought the team set the tone with sharp and aggressive doubles play, and continued that mentality into the first set of singles. We did an effective job of staying on top of a strong Cougar team when we had a lead."

Harvard quickly earned the doubles point, as the top Crimson doubles pair, Brian Yeung and Kenny Tao, earned a 6-2 win over BYU's Jacob Sullivan and John Pearce. In No. 2 doubles, co-captains Sebatian Beltrame and Jean Thirouin won 6-3 to clinch the point.

In singles play, Beltrame completed a perfect day with a straight sets win over BYU's Jeremy Bourgeois, 6-4, 6-4. Tao also won in straight sets, defeating Keaton Cullimore, 6-2, 6-1, in the No. 2 spot. Yeung improved to 2-0 in the spring season in singles matches with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Matthew Pearce. Thirouin recorded his team best third win in singles with a 6-4, 6-3 win over John Pearce. In the No. 6 singles, spot, Grant Solomon earned a 6-2, 6-4 win over Aidan Carrazedo.

"We will have to keep building off the momentum from this match tomorrow against Tennessee," Rueb said.

Harvard will take on Tennessee in a dual match tomorrow at noon before facing Bryant at 7:00 p.m.