Tao, Yeung Earn Men's Tennis All-Ivy Honors

Tao, Yeung Earn Men's Tennis All-Ivy Honors

Junior Kenny Tao and senior Brian Yeung both earned first team All-Ivy honors after standout seasons for Harvard men's tennis.

PRINCETON, N.J. –
Harvard men's tennis junior Kenny Tao earned first team All-Ivy League honors as a singles and doubles player, while doubles partner senior Brian Yeung earned first team all-conference in doubles as well, the conference announced Thursday (May 4).

Tao played at both No. 1 and No. 2 singles throughout the season, finishing the year 21-10 overall, including a 14-7 mark in spring dual matches and a 5-1 record against Ivy competition. He earned his first national ranking of the season after a six match winning streak during the spring, reaching No. 121 in the ITA Division I Rankings. A native of San Jose, Calif., Tao teamed with Yeung at No. 1 doubles, finishing the year 16-6 overall with a 3-1 mark against conference foes and 2-1 record against ranked opponents.

Yeung, one of the top doubles players in program history, earned his third career All-Ivy selection and first All-Ivy first team nod. A native of Hong Kong, Yeung played 22 of 23 doubles matches with Tao this season, and the pair finished the season No. 64 in the nation in the latest ITA Division I Rankings. Yeung had a 17-6 record in doubles play overall.

Harvard finished the season 18-9 (6-1 Ivy League), clinching a share of its 29th Ivy League title and first since 2013. 

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY

Singles
* Shawn Hadavi, Columbia (Sr. – Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.)
* Victor Pham, Columbia (So. – Saratoga, Calif.)
Charlie Broom, Dartmouth (Fr. – Hertfordshire, England)
Kenneth Tao, Harvard (Jr. – San Jose, Calif.)
Kyle Mautner, Penn (So. – Greenwich, Conn.)
* Tyler Lu, Yale (Sr. – Irvine, Calif.)

Doubles
Shawn Hadavi, Columbia (Sr. – Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.)
Richard Pham, Columbia (Sr. – Saratoga, Calif.)
Victor Pham, Columbia (So. – Saratoga, Calif.)
Colin Sinclair, Cornell (Sr. – Brisbane, Australia)
Kenneth Tao, Harvard (Jr. – San Jose, Calif.)
Brian Yeung, Harvard (Sr. – Hong Kong)

SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY

Singles
Lev Kazakov, Cornell (Fr. – Moscow, Russia)
Colin Sinclair, Cornell (Sr. – Brisbane, Australia)
Josh Pompan, Penn (Jr. – Salinas, Calif.)
Tom Colautti, Princeton (Sr. – London, England)
Alex Day, Princeton (Sr. – Vancouver, B.C.)
Dylan King, Yale (Fr. – Portland, Ore.) 

Doubles
Lucas Da Silveira, Brown (Sr. – Incline Village, Nev.)
Gregory Garcia, Brown (Sr. – Poway, Calif.)
Jackie Tang, Columbia (Fr. – Hong Kong)
Chris Vrabel, Cornell (Sr. – Centerville, Va.)
Alex Day, Princeton (Sr. – Vancouver, B.C)
Luke Gamble, Princeton (Jr. – Boise, Idaho)

* Unanimous Selection