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No. 38 Men’s Tennis Falls 4-2 in Semifinal Bout With No. 49 Tulane

Photo by Zack Williamson
Photo by Zack Williamson

SAN DIEGO—The No. 38 Harvard men's tennis team's West Coast road trip was cut short today, falling 4-2 to No. 49 Tulane in the semifinals of the San Diego Spring Classic. The Crimson drops to a 10-5 (0-0 Ivy) record on the season.

Taking the doubles advantage early on, the Green Wave picked up a win on court one to put them up 1-0 over the Crimson. Doubles duo Steven Sun and Harris Walker brought the Crimson back into contention for the doubles point, taking down Tulane's No. 3 doubles pair by a 6-4 margin. However, the Green Wave was able to hold off a comeback effort from Robert Wrzesinski and Brian Shi on court two to clinch the doubles point to give it the 1-0 lead.

Moving into singles, Tulane extended its lead to 2-0 with a quick victory over the Crimson on court five. Big wins from Harris Walker and Robert Wrzesinski on courts four and one locked both teams up at 2-2, but the Green Wave hit its stride and secured two late-match victories to hold of the Crimson.

Harvard Highlights
-Steven Sun and Harris Walker earned the Crimson's sole doubles victory, taking down Tulane's No. 3 doubles pair, 6-4.
-Harris Walker sliced the Green Wave's lead in half with a straight-sets win on court four, fighting through a first set tiebreaker to bring down Tyler Schick, 7-6(4), 6-1.

Up Next
The Crimson returns to Cambridge to host a doubleheader against Boston College and Quinnipiac next Sunday, March 31, at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.

Results
Singles

1. Robert Wrzesinski def. #64 Ewan Moore, 3-6, 6-1, 2-1, retired
2. Hamish Stewart vs. Andy Zhou, DNF
3. #96 Luis Erlenbusch def. Brian Shi, 6-4, 6-3
4. Harris Walker def. Tyler Schick, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
5. Dane Esses def. Steven Sun, 6-4, 6-4
6. Akos Kotorman def. Lane Leschly, 6-3, 6-4

Order of finish: 5, 4, 1, 3, 6*
 
Doubles
1. Ewan Moore/Tyler Schick (TLN) def. #33 Andy Zhou/Logan Weber (HARV) 6-3
2. Akos Kotorman/Hamish Stewart (TLN) def. Robert Wrzesinski/Brian Shi (HARV) 7-5
3. Steven Sun/Harris Walker (HARV) def. Luis Erlenbusch/Dane Esses (TLN) 6-4
 
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2

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