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Men's Tennis Bows to Boise State at Blue-Gray Classic

Pictured: Alistair Felton
Photo courtesy: DSPics.com

MONTGOMERY, Ala.- The Harvard men's tennis team closed out the Blue-Gray Championships with a 4-3 loss to Boise State. With the loss, the Crimson sinks to 8-6 on the year. The Broncos raise their record to 7-6 this season.

Harvard claimed an early 1-0 lead after taking two doubles matches. Aba Omodele-Lucien and Christo Schultz earned a shutout at the top doubles position, winning 8-0. Alexei Chijoff-Evans and Joshua Tchan paired up to win the Crimson's second doubles match of the day, 8-3 at the No. 3 slot.

Boise State captured four singles victories to take the match as Harvard won two in singles play. Alistair Felton posted a 6-4, 7-6 win at the fourth singles spot. At the No. 6 position Schultz picked up the Crimson's only other singles win by the same score as Felton.

No. 50 Duke and Quinnipiac await Harvard next on the schedule. The Crimson returns home to play the Blue Devils and the Bobcats, March 26.

Results:
Singles
No. 1 Meredith (BSU) def. Chijoff-Evans (Harv), 6-2, 6-7, 6-1
No. 2 Joli (BSU) def. Omodele-Lucien (Harv), 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 Skinner (BSU) def. Nguyen (Harv), 6-4, 7-5
No. 4 Felton (Harv) def. Pogostkin (BSU), 6-4, 7-6
No. 5 Bothe (BSU) def. Tchan (Harv), 6-2, 6-1
No. 6 Schultz (Harv) def. Hodel (BSU), 6-4, 7-6

Doubles
No. 1 Omodele-Lucien/Schultz (Harv) def. Bothe/Meredith (BSU), 8-0
No. 2 Joli/Pogostkin (BSU) def. Felton/Nguyen (Harv), 8-5
No. 3 Chijoff-Evans/Tchan (Harv) def. Mullen/Skinner (BSU), 8-3