Men's Tennis Hosts Dartmouth in Season Finale
Pictured: Senior captain Michael
Photo courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications.
Harvard and Dartmouth will meet on the courts in the Crimson's final regular season match, April 21. Doubles action will begin at 3 p.m. at the Beren Tennis Center.
The Crimson enters today's match with an overall record of 13-10 and a 4-2 mark in the Ivy League. Harvard is looking to extend its winning streak to five-matches, having defeated Princeton, Penn, Brown and Yale in consecutive matches. Alexei Chijoff-Evans leads the team with 18 wins in singles action this spring. Alistair Felton is close behind with 17.
The Big Green heads into the match standing at 11-9 on the year and 2-3 in the Ancient Eight. Chris Ho paces Dartmouth with 18 singles wins on the season, playing at the No. 3 slot.
Harvard holds the all-time advantage with 66 wins in 73 meetings between the two schools. The Crimson has prevailed in the previous 18 matches against the Big Green.
Last Time Out:
The Crimson topped Yale, 4-3, in the 86th edition of the rivalry. The doubles point proved to be the difference maker as Harvard took two of the three doubles matches. The two squads split the singles matches. Aba Omodele-Lucien clinched the win for the Crimson with a thrilling three-set victory at the No. 3 position.
Harvard has won its last four matches, defeating Princeton, Penn, Brown and Yale. This is the Crimson's second four-match winning streak of the season. Harvard defeated DePaul at the Harvard Invitational, Jan. 30. The Crimson then earned victories over Brown, Princeton and Columbia en route to the ECAC Championship.
Senior Michael Hayes:
Today's match will mark the final time senior captain Michael Hayes will play on home turf for Harvard. Hayes hails from Sydney, Australia and has claimed 53 singles wins and 33 victories in doubles in his four years with the Crimson.