NEW YORK, N.Y. – The No. 29 Harvard men's tennis team dropped a 4-1 decision to No. 15 Columbia today, April 14, at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center. The Lions handed the Crimson its first conference loss of the season as Harvard moves to 3-1 in Ivy play and 19-4 overall.
Harvard grabbed the doubles point for the 19th time this season with wins on courts one and three. Kenny Tao and Logan Weber picked up their third-consecutive doubles win, making quick work in the No. 1 spot with a 6-2 victory. After falling 6-4 on court two, the Crimson secured a 1-0 advantage after clinching the doubles point with a 6-4 win from Andy Zhou and Robert Wrzesinski in the No. 3 spot.
The momentum shifted in singles play as the Lions won five out of the six first sets. Columbia evened the match with a 6-1, 6-4 win on court six and went on to take the next three singles matches to seal the 4-1 victory.
Harvard will look to rebound tomorrow, April 14, traveling to Cornell for a 1 p.m. conference match up.
1. Kenny Tao/Logan Weber (H) def. J. Lin/W. Matheson (C), 6-2
2. Ambrozy/Rolski (C) def. Christopher Morrow/Grant Solomon (H), 6-4
3. Andy Zhou/Robert Wrzesinski (H) def. J. Tang/R. Pandole (C), 6-4
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3
1. Kenny Tao (H) vs. V. Pham (C), DNF
2. Tang (C) def. Andy Zhou (H), 6-4, 6-1
3. J. Lui (C) vs. Jean Thirouin (H), DNF
4. A. Ambrozy (C) def. Robert Wrzesinski (H), 7-5, 6-3
5. W. Matheson (C) def. Grant Solomon (H), 7-6, 6-2
6. A. Huang (C) def. Andrew Ball (H), 6-1, 6-4
Order of Finish: 6, 2, 5, 4