Senior captain, Michael Hayes (pictured), clinced Harvard's
first win of the 2009-10 campaign by winning at the No. 6 position
Photo courtesy of DSPics.com.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Harvard men’s
tennis team claimed its first win of the 2009-10 season, a 4-1
victory over DePaul. The Crimson dropped the first match of the day
to Mississippi State, Saturday afternoon.
Harvard fell to Mississippi State, 4-2, Saturday afternoon. The Crimson jumped out to an early 1-0 lead by winning two doubles matches to give it the point. Junior Aba Omodele-Lucien and freshman Christo Schultz partnered up to earn an 8-6 win at the No. 1 position. At the No. 3 spot, junior Alexei Chijoff-Evans and rookie Joshua Tchan teamed up to win 8-2. Sophomore Alistair Felton claimed Harvard’s second point, winning 7-6 (5), 6-2 at the No. 5 singles slot. The Bulldogs swept the top four singles matches to clinch the win.
In the nightcap, the Crimson squared off against DePaul to complete the singles portion of the match. The two teams met Friday night in doubles action with Harvard capturing the point. Omodele-Lucien and Schultz picked up their second doubles win of the day. Felton and Nguyen combined to win in doubles to earn the Crimson the point. Senior captain Michael Hayes clinched the match for Harvard, winning at the No. 6 position. Felton and Nguyen each picked up singles wins to help the Crimson earn its first win of the spring season. Harvard now stands at 1-2 overall.
The Crimson hits the courts Feb. 12, as it travels to New Haven, Conn. to defend its ECAC Championship team title.
MSU def. Harvard 4-2
Player (MSU) Player (Harvard) Score Winning Team
#1 Coupland Chijoff-Evans 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 MSU
#2 Ilyushin Omodele-Lucien 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 MSU
#3 Cant Tchan 6-3, 6-3 MSU
#4 Lastre Nguyen 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 MSU
#5 Doerr Felton 7-6(12), 6-2 Harv
#6 Gregor Schultz 6-3, 1-6, 6-5 DNF Harv Led
Pair (MSU) Pair (Harvard) Score Winning Team
#1 Coupland/Ilyushin Omodele-Lucien/Schultz 8-6 H
#2 Sanchez/Lastre Felton/Nguyen 6-3 DNF Harv Led
#3 Doerr/Cant Chijoff-Evans/Tchan 8-2 H
Harvard def. DePaul, 4-1
Player (DePaul) Player (Harvard) Score Winning Team
#1 Jozwiak Chijoff-Evans 6-2, 3-3 DNF Harv led
#2 Palinic Omodele-Lucien 6-4, 6-3 DePaul
#3 Hartman Tchan 6-4, 4-6 DNF
#4 Graetz Felton 6-3, 6-4 Harv
#5 Grgec Nguyen 6-1, 6-4 Harv
#6 Hambach Hayes 7-6(4), 6-3 Harv
Pair Pair Score Winning Team
#1 Hartman/Jozwiak Omodele-Lucien/Schultz 8-5 Harv
#2 Graetz/Perrin Felton/Nguyen 8-5 Harv
#3 Grgec/Palinic Chijoff-Evans/Tchan 6-3 DNF Harv led