DALLAS, Texas – Closing out its road trip to Texas this Sunday afternoon, the Harvard men's tennis team picked up its second win of the weekend against the University of Texas, Arlington. The Crimson defeated the Mavericks 6-1, moving Harvard to 2-0 in dual matches this season.
Harvard clinched the doubles point for its second straight match after a sweep by the Crimson's top two pairs. In the No. 1 spot, Kenny Tao and Logan Weber defeated UTA's Guanarteme Nuez and Mauricio Del Rio, 6-3. Jean Thirouin and Andy Zhou teamed up to push past UTA's No. 2 doubles partners, 6-0.
In singles action, the Crimson had a near sweep again, defeating all UTA opponents except the No. 1 slot. Andy Zhou in the No. 2 spot and Logan Weber in the No. 6 spot completed a perfect day with straight set wins over their opponents- 6-4, 6-3 and 6-2, 6-2- respectively.
"It was a good day at the office," stated associate head coach Andrew Rueb. "I thought the team competed hard and looked sharper in their execution than on Friday. Andy Zhou brought his game up at No. 2 singles against a very challenging opponent. Logan Weber got into the swing of his singles game at No. 6. There is a lot of work ahead of us and we are looking forward to challenges ahead."
Grant Solomon improved to 2-0 in singles play after defeating UTA's No. 3 seed, 6-4, 6-4. Wrzesinski and Constantin Zoske also added another win to their record with 6-0, 6-1 and 6-2, 6-4 wins, respectively.
- Harvard is now 1-0 against UTA in the all-time series after their first meeting
- Four members of the Crimson squad are undefeated in singles play this spring season, including Grant Solomon, Logan Weber, Robert Wrzesinski and Constantin Zoske
Harvard returns home next weekend, Jan. 27 and 28 to host Auburn, Utah and Wichita St. for Crimson Kick-Off on the Ivy League Network.
1. Nuez, Guanarteme (UTA) def. Thirouin, Jean (HARV) 7-6, 6-3
2. Zhou, Andy (HARV) def. Pardo, Enrique (UTA) 6-4, 6-3
3. Solomon, Grant (HARV) def. Del Rio, Mauricio (UTA) 6-4, 6-4
4. Vrzesinski, Robertas (HARV) def. Simo, Eduard (UTA) 6-0, 6-1
5. Zoske, Constantin (HARV) def. Bostola, Abhishek (UTA) 6-2, 6-4
6. Weber, Logan (HARV) def. Kommaraju, Sansidh (UTA) 6-2, 6-2
Order of Finish: 4, 6, 5, 3, 2, 1
1. Tao, Kenny/Weber, Logan (HARV) def. Nuez, Guanarteme/Del Rio, Mauricio (UTA) 6-3
2. Thirouin, Jean/Zhou, Andy (HARV) def. Kommaraju, Sansidh/Simo, Eduard (UTA) 6-0
3. Pardo, Enrique/Bostola, Abhishek (UTA) vs. Morrow, Christopher/Solomon, Grant (HARV) 3-4, unfinished
Order of Finish: 2, 1