Zhou Excels at ITA Regionals

Photo by Zack Williamson
Photo by Zack Williamson

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Harvard men's tennis senior Andy Zhou made an impressive ITA Regionals run, reaching the semifinal round in Princeton, N.J. This marks the second consecutive year the 2018-19 captain reached the round of four at the tournament. 

"Andy had a great week down at Regionals," said the Scott Mead '77 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Tennis Andrew Rueb. "The level at the tournament was very high, and Andy beat some top opponents to make it to the final four. This is second year in a row that Andy made it to the semis - not an easy feat given the quality of our region."

Entering the weekend ranked No. 112 in the ITA Singles Rankings, Zhou opened his match play with a tough third set tie-breaker against Brown's Robert Siniakowicz, winning, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(4). Zhou cruised through the remainder of the weekend, besting Princeton's Bill Duo (7-5, 6-1) and Dartmouth's Dan Martin (7-5, 6-4) before advancing to semifinals. Zhou ultimately fell after a hard-fought battle against Cornell's David Wolfson, falling 3-6, 6-3, 6-1.

In doubles play, the duo of Christopher Morrow and Robert Wrzesinski advanced to the quarter final round, besting opponents from Fordham, Penn and St. Johns before dropping to Columbia's Adam Ambrozy and Jackie Tang, 8-4.

Doubles pairs Brian Shi and Logan Weber as well as Steven Sun and Zhou had strong showings, making it to the round of 16 before facing elimination. 

Harvard Highlights

What's Next

The team returns to the court this weekend, Oct. 19-21, for the Big Green Invite hosted by Dartmouth.