Sunday, February 09, 2014

Men's Tennis Update: Harvard Comes Back to Down Golden Gophers 4-3

Men's Tennis Update:  Harvard Comes Back to Down Golden Gophers 4-3


Yesterday, the Crimson Netters faced a large partisan crowd and felt the intensity of a Big Ten match.  The team was undaunted and played with great gusto in the back- and-forth affair.  The Gophers surprised the Crimson by jumping out to the doubles point with wins at #1 and #3 doubles.  Nicky Hu and Brian Yeung earned the lone victory at #2 doubles.  In singles, Harvard would now have to win 4 singles to take the match.  Denis Nguyen notched the first point at #1 singles with an impressive win over Leondro Toledo from Germany.  Brian Yeung and Alex Steinroeder would add points at #4 and #5 respectively to bring to even at 3-all.  That left freshmen Andrew Ball on court against Jeremy Lynn of the Gophers for all the marbles.  Andrew won the first by a good margin but got down 5-1 in the second before going on a tear to level the match at 5-5.  It would go into a see-saw tiebreaker with the Menlo grad prevailing 11-9 in front of both screaming teams.    Andrew saved several set points along the way and earned the first big win in his Harvard career.  After a good night sleep, the Crimson will square off against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes, who also defeated the Gophers 4-3 on Friday. 



No. 25 Harvard 4, No. 39 Minnesota 3
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Baseline Tennis Center • Minneapolis, Minn. 

1. No. 44 Denis Nguyen (HARV) def. Leandro Toledo (MINN) 6-4, 6-4
Ruben Weber (MINN) def. No. 81 Shaun Chaudhuri (HARV) 6-2, 6-3
Jack Hamburg (MINN) def. Sebastian Beltrame (HARV) 6-3, 6-5 (5)
4. Brian Yeung (HARV) def.
Mathieu Froment (MINN) 6-3, 6-5 (2)
5. Alex Steinroeder (HARV) def.
Eric Frueh (MINN) 6-3, 6-5 (4)
6. Andrew Ball (HARV) def.
Jeremy Lynn (MINN) 6-3, 6-5 (9)
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 4, 5, 3, 6 

1. No. 47 Jack Hamburg/Mathieu Froment (MINN) def. No. 17 Denis Nguyen/Casey MacMaster (HARV) 6-4
2. No. 48 Brian Yeung/Nicky Hu (HARV) def. Juan Pablo Ramirez/Franz Sydow (MINN) 6-3
3. Leandro Toledo/Eric Frueh (MINN) def. Conor Haughey/Kelvin Lam (HARV) 6-4
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2


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
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