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Men’s Tennis Competed at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Photo of senior co-captain Michael Hayes, courtesy of DSPics.com.

FLUSHING, N.Y.- The Harvard men’s tennis team competed at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the U.S. Open, in Flushing, N.Y Sept. 25-27. Teams from across the northeast participated, including Binghamton, Boston College, Columbia, Penn and Princeton.

The Crimson compiled 14 wins in 27 matches in New York. Harvard’s best performance came from the No. 1 seed doubles pair of senior co-captain Michael Hayes and rookie Andy Nguyen. The two lost in the finals of the doubles flight B to the second-ranked duo of Akash Muppidi and Jonathan Schroeder from Boston College, 8-5.

The Crimson had four semifinalists at the tournament. In flight B, freshmen Nguyen and Christo Schultz fell to fourth-ranked Gilbert Wong of Binghamton, 6-7(3), 1-6, and Princeton’s Matt Spindler, 2-6, 4-6, respectively. Hayes, the top-seed, fell to Loic Sessagesimi from Marist, 4-6, 5-7, in flight C singles. In flight B doubles, sophomore Alistair Felton and Schultz bowed out to Erik Kreutzer and Thomas Nolan of Boston College, 8-4.

The Crimson takes to the courts Oct. 9-11 as they host the Harvard Fall Classic at the Beren Tennis Center.