Thursday, April 03, 2014

#34 Harvard Men's Tennis: News and Views: Big weekend! Note time change...

#34 Harvard Men's Tennis: News and Views


In this issue:

Ivy League Kick-off

Crimson downs Red Raiders 5-2

Grudge Cup in Cambridge on April 20th



It is that time of year again when the Ancient Eight goes into battle for the Ivy League crown.  This weekend we start with Columbia and Cornell away from Cambridge.  We will go first into the Lion's den on Saturday at 1pm (note match change time).  Columbia is having their best year since the juggernaut teams of the 80s and has compiled a staggering 14-1 record and a #19 national ranking.  The roles are reversed, making them the heavy favorites in their home bubble, which sits on the banks of the Harlem River.   We are relishing our role as underdogs and really look forward to a great battle.  Please join us! 


On Sunday, at 2pm, we will square off in the Reis Tennis Center in Ithaca against top 50 Cornell, one of the other contenders for the crown.  It will be a great test and an exciting start to the season. 


Harvard 5 – St. John's 2

On Sunday, we had a really good test from a fiery St. John's team that had beaten Yale the day before.  They jumped out of the gate fast and took the doubles point, which caught our attention.   The boys recovered beautifully, posting some impressive wins in singles.   Denis Nguyen, Shaun Chaudhuri, Brian Yeung and Nicky Hu all won in straight sets - clinching the match for the Crimson.   


Grudge Cup in Cambridge on April 20th

We are looking for more players to join us on Sunday, April 20th in Cambridge for our annual grudge cup match against the Yalies.  Any former players are welcome to join in the fun.  There will be a lunch following the morning play and then the varsity match at 2pm against Yale.  Please just drop us a line if you can attend. 

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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