Andy Nguyen won his second straight singles match for the Crimson Friday (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Andy Nguyen won his second singles match of the spring as the No. 64 Harvard men's tennis team fell, 6-1, to No. 44 Indiana Friday in its third straight dual against a Big Ten Conference opponent in as many duals to open the spring season.
Nguyen defeated the Hoosiers' Isade Juneau at the No. 5 singles spot, 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4, for the Crimson's lone point in the dual. Indiana swept the duals for the point there, with the closest contest coming at the No. 1 slot, where Nguyen and partner Alistair Felton lost a 9-7 tiebreaker to Stephen Vogl and Josh MacTaggart. Senior captain Aba Omodele-Lucien had his two-match winning streak come to a hault against Indiana's Claes Goransson after winning the first set, falling 6-1, 2-6, 4-6.
The Crimson is back in action starting at noon Sunday at home for a doubleheader against No. 72 William & Mary and Boston University at the Murr Center Tennis Courts.
Indiana 6, Harvard 1
|1||Jeremy Langer def. Jonathan Pearlman||7-6, 6-3|
|2||Josh MacTaggart def. Alexei Chijoff-Evans||6-2, 6-1|
|3||Santiago Gruter def. Alistair Felton||6-1, 6-2|
|4||Claes Goransson def. Aba Omodele-Lucien||1-6, 6-2, 6-4|
|5||Andy Nguyen def. Isade Juneau||6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4|
|6||Stephen Vogl def. Joshua Tchan||6-3, 6-4|
|1||Vogl/MacTaggart def. Felton/Nguyen||9-7|
|2||Gruter/Langer def. MacMaster/Pearlman||8-3|
|3||Juneau/Kendall def. Omodele-Lucien/Tchan||8-4|