Harvard Men's Tennis Welcomes Binghamton for Home Dual
Junior Mac McAnulty is 2-2 in singles play this spring, including a 1-0 mark in dual play (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
Harvard (6-6) returns home from its first road trip of the season to host the Binghamton Bearcats at the Murr Center Tennis Courts.
Harvard and Binghamton have met twice, with both squads earning a victory to keep the all-time series tied at 1-1. The first meeting came in 2008, where Harvard took a 5-2 decision. The Bearcats won last season's match, 6-1.
Freshman Casey MacMaster has been impressive in singles this spring. MacMaster won four straight matches after debuting against Boston University and is 6-1 so far. The newly-formed doubles team of Jonathan Pearlman and Joshua Tchan went 2-0 last weekend at the No. 3 doubles slot. Andy Nguyen has been versatile for the Crimson, playing nine singles matches at four different spots.
The Bearcats (2-8) made it all the way to the final of the ECAC Indoor Championship Feb. 19-21 at Harvard, only to be edged by No. 73 Cornell, 4-3. Binghamton has faced six top-75 opponents this season, playing to a 1-5 record. The Bearcats' lone win came against No. 74 Princeton in the ECAC semifinals.
Last Time Out
The Crimson took a split on its first road trip of the season, defeating Ball State, 5-2, in a netural site match Saturday, then falling to No. 20 Louisville, 5-2, Sunday. Junior Jonathan Pearlman won both his matches at the No. 1 singles spot, including defeating No. 12 singles player Austen Childs of Louisville, and extended his doubles win streak to six.
Harvard heads to Southern California for the three-day San Diego Invitational hosted by the University of San Diego.