Men’s Tennis Announces Captains, Team Award Winners

Photo of Aba Omodele-Lucien courtesy of David Silverman.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rising seniors Alexei Chijoff-Evans and Aba Omodele-Lucien have been named captains of the Harvard men’s tennis team for the 2010-11 season, Dave Fish ’72, the Scott Mead ’77 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Tennis, announced Monday.

Chijoff-Evans, a native of Plano, Texas, is a two-time All-Ivy League first-team selection in singles and was named to the All-Ivy second team in doubles as a sophomore.  An Academic All-Ivy League honoree in 200 and 2010, Chijoff-Evans posted a 19-21 overall record during his junior season, tying for the team lead in singles wins.

Omodele-Lucien, who hails from Berkeley, Calif., was selected to the All-Ivy League first team in doubles last season.  He went 16-5 at the No. 1 doubles position with a 4-3 record against Ivy League opponents. 

Chijoff-Evans and rising sophomore Andy Nguyen shared the team’s Most Valuable Player Award. Nguyen, a product of Phoenix, Ariz., earned a spot on the All-Ivy League second team in doubles in his rookie season, and he sported a 17-14 mark in singles play.

Rising sophomore Joshua Tchan, a native of Woodlands, Calif., was named the Most Improved Player.  He posted a 15-15 record in his freshman campaign, including a 5-2 record in Ivy League play. 

Harvard finished 14-10 overall and 5-2 in Ancient Eight play during the 2009-10 season.