No. 20 Harvard Men’s Tennis Downs Binghamton, 7-0
Junior Andy Nguyen makes up one half of a lethal doubles team that helped Harvard earn the doubles point aginst Binghamton on Friday. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRDIGE, Mass. No. 20 Harvard Men's tennis continued its winning ways on Friday as it recorded its 15th win of the year against the Binghamton Bearcats, 7-0, at the Murr Center tennis courts. Harvard went a perfect 6-0 in singles play while going 2-1 in doubles action.
The team of Andy Nguyen and Denis Nguyen defeated Alexandre Haggai and Ismael Dinia 9-8, while Jonathan Pearlman and Christo Schultz took down Ruben Haggai and Robin Lesage 8-2 to earn the doubles point.
With the Crimson up 1-0 in the match, Harvard rolled through singles play taking each match. Pearlman defeated Alex Haggai 6-2, 7-5 in the No. 1 slot while Denis Nguyen won against Ruben Devos 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 2 position. Schultz continued his stellar spring after he defeated Lesage 7-5, 6-0 in the No. 3 slot while freshman Shaun Chaudhuri, who played out of the No. 4 position, defeated Dinia 6-4, 1-6, 6-1. Alex Steinroeder won out of the No. 5 slot as he downed Rafael Rodrigues, 6-4, 6-2 and Henry Steer proved victorious against Ruben Haggai in the No. 6 spot, as he won 6-2, 6-4.
Harvard will conclude its weekend slate of matches against No. 58 St. John's on Sunday. The match is slated for 2 p.m.
Pearlman/Schultz def. R. Haggai/Lesage 8-2
Pearlman def. A. Haggai 6-2, 7-5
D. Nguyen def. Devos 6-3, 6-1
Schultz def. Lesage 7-5, 6-0
Chaudhuri def. Dinia 6-4, 1-6, 6-1
Steinroeder def. Rodrigues 6-4, 6-2
Steer def. R. Haggai 6-2, 6-4