Strong Finish For Men’s Tennis at Halloween Invite
Kelvin Lam advanced to the tournament final in singles for Harvard (Harvard Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's tennis team wrapped up its home fall schedule Sunday, the final day of the annual Harvard Halloween Invite at the Murr Center Tennis Courts.
The highlight of the weekend came in the doubles draw, where Harvard yielded both duos in the tournament final. Christo Schultz and Alex Steinroeder, the top-ranked team in the field, breezed into the final match with wins over teams from Brown and Army. The other Harvard tandem of Kelvin Lam and Connor Haughey picked up wins over pairs from Dartmouth and Tufts to earn a spot in the final. The two Harvard teams played Saturday afternoon and Haughey and Lam edged their top-seeded counterparts, 8-7, to clinch the championship.
In singles play, Lam had a strong tournament for Harvard, posting a straight-set win over an opponent from Army in the first round, and topping teammate Nicky Hu, 6-3, 6-2, to advance to the 'A' flight final. Lam couldn't complete the run, however, and retired in the final against Brown's Justin To with the score at 5-6, 2-5. Haughey and Schultz picked up three-set wins for Harvard in the consolation round Sunday.
Harvard wraps up its fall schedule next weekend when it travels to Williamsburg, Va., for the William and Mary Tribe Invitational Nov. 8-10.