Wednesday, February 19, 2014

#24 Harvard Tennis: New and Views; Preview of our first home matches/recap of ECAC final

#24 Harvard Tennis: New and Views


Weekend Matches: we need your support!


            Come watch Harvard face off against the Northwestern Wildcats this Friday evening at 6pm.  This is our first home match of the season.  Northwestern is ranked #29 in the country and has lots of young talent.   On Sunday, at noon, the Crimson will face off against #22 Memphis.  This will be another tough test and a chance to watch some great tennis.  Join us!  We would love to have you in the stands.  


And, if you can't make it out in person, this will be the first chance for you all to trying out our new streaming capacity:


Very sorry, but not able to get by current ILDN policies to provide this on a complimentary basis to members of the Friends of Harvard Tennis 


ECAC Humble Pie:  The update from Hanover         


            After strong wins against Penn (4-1) and Cornell (4-0), the Crimson Netters squared off against their rivals from the Big Apple – the Columbia Lions.   It was an old fashioned beat down with Columbia firing on all cylinders.  While the top-pairing of Denis Nguyen and Casey MacMaster soundly defeated Columbia's duo (who were ranked #14 the country), the doubles point went to the Lions with wins at #2 and #3. 

Although Denis Nguyen was leading the Lions top singles player, Winston Lin (ranked #8 in the country),  the younger players fell quickly prey to the veteran Lions,  losing at #3, #5 and #6.  Almost before the match got going – it was over.  Two other singles matches looked like they might turn in Harvard's favor but were stopped once Columbia clinched the fourth point.    Our hats are  off to the Lions.  They were razor sharp - it seemed like every shot they hit went in! 


Hope we'll give them a better match come April!


Dave Fish
Scott Mead Family Head Coach of Men's Tennis
Harvard University Dept of Athletics
Murr Center
65 N. Harvard St.
Boston, MA 02163
GoCrimson Men's Tennis website
Harvard Men's Tennis blog

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