CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Hoping to enter the win column, the Harvard men's tennis team travels to Tuscaloosa, Ala. this weekend to go head-to-head with Auburn and No. 21 Alabama. The Crimson kicks off with a bout against the Tigers on Jan. 25 before returning to the court on Jan. 27 to close out the weekend against the Crimson Tide. Both matches are slated to begin at 2 p.m. (1 p.m. CST).
What to Know
-The Crimson opened its season last weekend, falling to Buffalo by a 4-3 margin.
-In the all-time series against Auburn, Harvard leads 4-1. In its last meeting in 2014, the Crimson took down the Tigers 4-1.
-Heading into its match against the No. 21 Crimson Tide, the Crimson trails in the all-time series, 1-4. Sunday's meeting marks the first time since 2013 that the two teams will meet on the court.
-Last weekend, first-year Steven Sun opened his spring slate strong, posting a 6-0, 6-0 victory in the No. 5 spot against Buffalo to tie the match early at 1-1.
Harvard returns to Cambridge for a three-match homestand, Feb. 1-2. The Crimson opens the weekend on Friday with a dual match against Vanderbilt at 3 p.m. before heading into a doubleheader on Saturday, playing Penn State at 12 p.m. and Boston University at 7 p.m. All matches will be broadcast on ESPN+.