CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The No. 38 Harvard men's tennis team faced its first Ivy League loss this afternoon at the Beren Tennis Center, falling to No. 16 Columbia, 4-1. Following today's result, the Crimson drops to 18-6 (5-1 Ivy) on the season.
After falling to Columbia's top doubles pair, Harris Walker and Steven Sun rallied back to pick up a 6-4 win on court three to even the match. With both teams locked at 1-1, Andy Zhou and Logan Weber broke serve to secure the doubles point for Harvard off a 7-5 decision.
Heading into singles, the Lions quickly jumped out to an advantage, winning matches on courts one, five and six to claim a 3-1 lead. With the final three matches moving into third sets, Columbia outlasted the Crimson in the fourth spot to ultimately decide the match.
-The duo of Harris Walker and Steven Sun have won back-to-back matches in the No. 3 doubles position for the Crimson.
-Andy Zhou and Logan Weber broke serve to clinch the doubles point Harvard off a 7-5 result in the second slot.
The Crimson closes out the regular season at Dartmouth next Saturday, April 27, at 1 p.m.
1. Victor Pham def. Robert Wrzesinski, 6-1, 6-1
2. Andy Zhou vs. Jack Lin, DNF
3. Brian Shi vs. Adam Ambrozy, DNF
4. Rian Pandole def. Harris Walker, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
5. Timothy Wang def. Steven Sun, 7-5, 6-4
6. Austen Huang def. Lane Leschly, 6-2, 7-5
Order of Finish: 1, 5, 6, 4*
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2