Men’s Tennis Remains Undefeated After Victories Over Rice, Bryant

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's tennis team continued its undefeated start to the season with victories over Rice and Bryant at home. The Crimson started the day with a 7-0 sweep over the Rice Owls before moving on to defeat the Bryant Bulldogs 4-0.

Against Rice, the doubles pairings of von der Schulenburg/Wrzesinski and Jachuck/Shi helped Harvard clinch the doubles point with 6-4 and 6-2 finishes, respectively. In singles play, all members of the Crimson secured wins in straight-sets. First-year Ronan Jachuck's 6-3, 6-2 victory over Campbell Salmon put Harvard up 4-0 to secure the victory.

The Crimson kept its momentum going into its second match of the day against Bryant, clinching the doubles point on 6-0 and 6-2 victories by von der Schulenburg/Weber and Sun/Walker, respectively. First-year Henry von der Schulenburg finished his singles match first, a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Jorge Isaias Ortiz-Garcia, to put Harvard up 2-0. Sophomore Harris Walker would win his singles match 6-2, 6-0, followed by Ronan Jachuck who defeated Wilson Dong 6-2, 6-1 for the 4-0 Crimson victory.

Harvard Highlights

  • Jachuck and von der Schulenburg remain undefeated in singles play, going 6-0 to start the season.
  • The last time Harvard held 6-0 record to start the season was 1931.
  • Sophomores Walker, Steven Sun and first-year Alan Yim hold 5-0, 4-0 and 2-0 records in singles play, respectively.
  • The Crimson has swept opponents in four out of six victories.

Up Next
The Crimson will travel to Nashville, Tenn. for matchups against Memphis and Vanderbilt on Feb. 8 and 9, respectively.

Results
vs.  Bryant – Singles
1. Ronan Jachuck def. Wilson Dong, 6-2, 6-1
2. Brian Shi vs. Guido Argentini, 6-5 DNF
3. Henry von der Schulenburg def. Jorge Isaias Ortiz-Garcia, 6-0, 6-1
4. Harris Walker def. Trent Massam, 6-2, 6-0
5. Alan Yim vs. Andrew Forchetti, 6-4, 3-0 DNF
6. Constantin Zoske vs. Grant Pertile, 6-3, 4-1 DNF

Order of Finish: 3, 4, 1*
*clinching match

Doubles
1. Jachuck/Shi vs. Dong/Ortiz-Garcia, 4-3 DNF
2. Sun/Walker def. Massam/Argentini, 6-2
3. von der Schulenberg/Weber def. Corrado/Pertile, 6-0

Order of Finish: 3, 2

 vs. Rice – Singles
1. Ronan Jachuck def. Campbell Salmon, 6-3, 6-2
2. Brian Shi def. Karol Paluch, 7-5, 6-1
3. Henry von der Schulenburg def. Eric Rutledge, 6-4, 6-0
4. Harris Walker def. Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, 6-1, 6-3
5. Steven Sun def. Jacob Eskeland, 7-6(2), 6-4
6. Alan Yim def. Wes Barnett, 6-1, 6-1

Order of Finish: 6, 4, 1*, 3, 2, 5
*clinching match

Doubles
1. Jachuck/Shi def. Abdel-Aziz/Rutledge, 6-2
2. Sun/Walker vs. Russell/Salmon, 5-4 DNF
3. von der Schulenburg/Wrzesinski def. Barnett/Paluch, 6-4

Order of Finish: 3, 1