Peters, Walker Sweep Big Green Invite

Photo by Zack Williamson
Photo by Zack Williamson

HANOVER, N.H.—Bouncing back from a busy week at the ITA Regionals, the Harvard men's tennis team had a winning weekend at the Dartmouth Big Green Invite, with doubles pair Michael Peters and Harris Walker dominating their doubles and singles flights.

After opening competition with a bye, second-seed Peters and Walker took on Buffalo's Simon Wibler and Jonah Murphy, besting the duo 8-4 before moving on to the finals. Facing yet another duo from Buffalo, Walker and Peters showed proficiency on the court, toppling Matt Johnson and Nickolas Frisk 8-2 to take the flight.

Peters and Walker continued their domination in singles, going undefeated once more in their individual flights. Earning another bye, Peters faced Buffalo's Wibler yet again, winning 7-5, 6-3. Moving onto the finals, Peters commanded the court, winning 6-0, 6-1 over Boston University's JP Avila.

Overcoming second-seeded Ryan Cheng from Yale, Harris Walker advanced through to the finals, defeating Owen Lu of BU 6-4, 6-3 for the championship.

Senior Samuel Beren also saw a successful weekend, moving onto the semifinal round for his flight before falling to Johnson, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6. 

Harvard Highlights 

  • Michael Peters and Harris Walker went undefeated in both doubles and singles play at the Big Green Invite, posting their best records for the fall season.
  • Samuel Beren fought through a tough third set tie-breaker in the first round, edging out Brown's Peter Litsky, 2-6, 7-6, 7-5, before advancing to the semifinal round.

What's Next

With time to regroup after back-to-back tournaments, the team travels to the Wake Forest Fall Classic, Nov. 9-11, for its last tournament of the fall slate.