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Men’s Tennis Takes Show on the Road, Ventures to Hoosier State

Photo of: Davis Mangham and the Crimson put their four-match winning streak on the line as they face Purdue and No. 49 Indiana.
Photo courtesy of DSPics.com.

The Particulars:
The Harvard men’s tennis team heads out to the Hoosier State to take on Purdue, Feb. 20, and No. 50 Indiana, Feb. 21.

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Last Time Out:
Harvard captured its second consecutive ECAC Championship, downing Columbia, 5-2, in the finals. The Crimson defeated Princeton, 6-1, and Brown, 5-2, en route to the title tilt. In the championship match, Harvard swept all three doubles matches and won at the top singles spot as well as the No. 4, 5 and 6 positions to claim the title.

About Harvard:
The Crimson enters the weekend with a 4-2 overall record, having won its last four matches. Sophomore Alistair Felton and freshman Andy Nguyen lead the team in wins. Nguyen ranks first on the squad with 12 singles wins while Felton is close behind with 11. The two have also combined to lead the team in doubles wins, owning a 14-5 overall record in doubles action and a 5-0 mark in dual matches. The duo is unbeaten in its last six matches. Junior Alexei Chijoff-Evans has also won his last three matches at the No. 1 singles slot.

About Indiana:
The Hoosiers come into the weekend ranked No. 50 nationally with a 3-1 overall record. Indiana boasts wins over Columbia, Tennessee Tech and Butler. The Hoosiers’ lone loss came at the hands of No. 11 Mississippi. Josh MacTaggart leads the squad with 18 singles wins while Isade Juneau and Will Kendall follow with 16 apiece.

About Purdue:
The Boilermakers carry a 6-1 overall record into the weekend. Most recently, Purdue fell to No. 48 Vanderbilt, 7-0, snapping a six-match winning streak. Paul Foley and Eric Ramos pace the team with singles records of 6-1.

Coming Attractions:
The Crimson returns to action as it hosts Boston College and St. John’s at the Murr Center Tennis Courts, Feb. 26-27.