Thursday, April 17, 2014

#34 Harvard Men's Tennis: News and Views

#34 Harvard Tennis: News and Views


In this issue:

Dave Fish's 600th Win announced in "Crimson" article

"Meet the Freshmen" Video

Harvard downs Princeton 4-0

Crimson topples Penn 4-0

Upcoming Matches: Brown and Yale


Read about Dave Fish's 600th Win in the Harvard "Crimson"

Click here.  


Meet the Freshmen Video:  Andrew Ball, Sebastian Beltrame and Brian Yeung

Click here to learn more about our exciting crew of players.


Harvard downs Princeton 4-0

On a beautiful spring Saturday, Harvard Tennis battled its old rival, the Princeton Tigers.  It was a great day for outdoor tennis at the Robert M. Beren Tennis Center.   Our doubles has been improving, with an emphasis on the basics of first serve and making returns.  Brian Yeung and Nicky Hu were the first to win 8-5 at the #2 position.  They are playing explosive doubles by putting lots of pressure on the opponents' serves.  Both Nguyen and MacMaster at #1 and Beltrame/Schultz at #3 reached match point at the same time with the latter finishing first and giving us the doubles point. 


With our star, Dennis Nguyen, out of singles with flu-like symptoms, it meant that everyone would be moving up in the line-up.   Freshmen sensation, Brian Yeung would be the first to win with an impressive performance at #4 over Josh Yablon 6-2, 6-0.  Captain Alex Steinroeder notched the next win for the Crimson at #3 with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Alex Day.   Andrew Ball clinched the match by edging Augie Bloom 6-4, 7-6. Freshmen Sebastian Beltrame was playing #1 and had won the first set when the match was called.  The match was stopped once the team point was decided. 


Crimson topples Quakers 4-0

The following day we went back to work against the Quakers.  The weather had turned sour and the match was moved indoors.  It was another solid performance for the men of Harvard.  We won the doubles point with strong outings from the #2 and #3 position.  The singles line-up was by the return of Denis Nguyen back in the top spot.  Denis won handily 6-1, 6-3 while Shaun Chaudhuri played one of his best matches at #3 and won in straight sets.  Freshmen Brian Yeung would close out the match with a 6-4, 6-2 win at #5.  




Upcoming Matches

The Crimson have won three straight Ivy contests and now square off this weekend against the Brown Bears in Providence on Friday at 2pm and on Sunday at 2pm against the Yale Bulldogs at home.  Please come out and support the team. 

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