#23 Harvard Crimson (22-2) – NCAA Edition
Harvard Travels South to the University of Florida
The Crimson Netmen arrived on Wednesday evening in Gainesville, Florida – the site of their regional NCAA Championship bracket. The #23 Harvard Crimson are the second seed and will face #45 Virginia Tech this Saturday at 9am. The winner will most likely face the University of Florida, who was ranked #11 in the country in the last computer rankings and seeded first in this bracket. The winner of this region will qualify for the Sweet 16 in Athens, Georgia. You can follow the matches via live scoring at the University of Florida website (click here) as well as getting match updates via Twitter @HMTofficial. If you would like to try Twitter, but don't have a clue...ask someone younger than 30 to help you...it's kind of fun! You can view the interactive draw on the NCAA.com page.
Some of you might remember the last NCAA encounter between the Gators and the Crimson back in 1996 which was played in Cambridge. The match was forced indoors due to rain and the Gators had to battle in the loud and dank Palmer-Dixon indoor courts. Harvard would win 4-3 with Todd Meringoff pulling out the deciding match against #2 Jason Appell to advance to the Sweet 16 in Georgia. Other stars from that team included Thomas Blake (who defeated Damian Henkle), Mitty Arnold, Phil Tseng, Kunj Majmudar, Mike Passarella and Josh Hausman.
Other awards and notes…
The Ivy awards have just come out and the Crimson was well represented. Our top singles dog, Jonathan Pearlman, was a unanimous pick for the first team All-Ivy in singles. Alistair Felton and Casey MacMaster were also named first team All-Ivy in doubles. Denis Nguyen was a second team selection in singles. These awards recognize their hard work and contribution to the team.
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