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Men's Tennis Edges St. John's, 4-3

Pictured: Aba Omodele-Lucien
Photo courtesy: DSPics.com

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Harvard men's tennis team picked its second 4-3 victory in as many days as the Crimson outlasted St. John's Saturday at the Murr Center Tennis Courts. The win elevates Harvard to 7-4 on the year, while the Red Storm falls to 2-6.

The Crimson enjoyed an early lead as the home team had the upper hand in doubles play, winning all three matches. Aba Omodele-Lucien and Christo Schultz picked up an 8-3 win at the top slot. Alistair Felton and Davis Mangham claimed an 8-3 win at the No. 2 position to secure the doubles point. Alexei Chijoff-Evans and Joshua Tchan completed the sweep with an 8-6 victory at the No. 3 spot.

Both squads earned three singles wins on the day. Tchan cruised to victory at the No. 4 position by winning both sets. Four of the six singles contests went the full distance as they were decided in three sets. At the top slot, Chijoff-Evans took the first set, 6-4, fell in the second set, 4-6, and then rebounded to capture a win with a 6-2 win in the third set. With the score at 3-3, Omodele-Lucien stepped up and clinched the victory for the Crimson. After dropping the first set, 4-6, Omodele-Lucien responded with a decisive, 6-1, win in the second set to even the match. In the final set, the junior outlasted the Red Storm's Milo Hauk to clinch the Crimson's seventh win with a 7-5 victory in the third set.

Harvard returns to action as it travels to Montgomery, Ala., to partake in the Blue-Gray Championships, March 18-21.