Photo of Aba Omodele-Lucien, courtesy of DSPics.com.
The Harvard men's tennis team hits the road to square off against Ivy League foe Brown, April 16. The Crimson and Bears have met 74 times on the courts, with Harvard owning a 71-3 advantage in the all-time series. The Crimson has won the past four meetings between the two squads.
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Harvard picked up a pair of Ivy League victories last weekend with wins over Princeton and Penn. The Crimson handed the Tigers their first conference loss of the season, a 5-2 decision April 9. Harvard rolled past Penn the following afternoon, winning eight of the nine matches played to earn a 7-0 victory.
The Crimson heads into the match with an 11-10 overall record and a 2-2 mark in the Ivy League. Harvard sits in fifth in the Ancient Eight standings. Alexei Chijoff-Evans leads the team in singles wins this spring with 17 at the No. 1 position. Alistair Felton is close behind with 15 victories. The doubles tandem of Aba Omodele-Lucien and Christo Schultz has accrued 14 doubles wins this season at the top spot.
The Bears own an overall record of 10-13 going into the contest. Brown is also on the hunt for its first Ivy League win of the season, having dropped its first four conference matches. The Bears look to snap a five-match losing streak. Charlie Posner leads the team with 11 singles wins in the spring.
Harvard will play its final two matches of the season at home. The Crimson will take on Yale, April 18, and will face Dartmouth, April 21, to close out the season.