CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Adding one of the top-ranked recruiting classes in the country to a strong group of returning players, Andrew Rueb '95, the Scott Mead '77 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Tennis announced the addition of three student-athletes to the roster for the 2018-19 season: Brian Shi, Steven Sun and Harris Walker.
"We are so excited to welcome our newest class to campus in a few weeks," stated Rueb. "They are all top-flight scholar athletes who have accomplished a great deal on and off the courts. Interestingly, they all spent the early stages of their junior tennis careers in the New York area and have known each other from a very young age. I know that Harry, Steven and Brian are all committed to the core values of our program and will be a credit to Harvard."
Ranked No. 12 in the country according to TennisRecruiting.net, the trio will join nine returning letterwinners, including senior co-captains Christopher Morrow and Andy Zhou. The Crimson concluded the 2017-18 season with a 21-7 overall record, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the 25th time in program history.
Brian Shi | Jericho, N.Y. | Laurel Springs School
Posted a career high ITF junior tour ranking of No. 62 … Reached a ranking of No. 1197 on the ITF Pro Circuit … Participated in the main draw of the 2017 Junior US Open and the 2018 Australian Open … Ranked in the top 10 for the class of 2018 on TennisRecruiting.net … Posted a UTR Rating of 13.92.
Steven Sun | Glencove, N.Y. |American Heritage Boca-Delray
Four-year starter at No. 1 singles at American Heritage … Captained the team from 2016-18 … Won the individual state title in 2018 … Played at No. 1 for the U.S. National Team at the World Junior Tennis Finals … Named 2018 Palm Beach County Player of the Year … Named to the All-County first team from 2015-18 … Four-time district and regional champion … National Clay Court, Easter Bowl and Orange Bowl singles champion … National AP Scholar … National Merit Scholar.
Harris Walker | South Salem, N.Y. | King School
Five-year letterwinner, playing No. 1 singles at the King School … Named captain senior year … Three-time MVP at the King School … Won the Fairfield Athletic Association Individual title … Reached a career high TennisRecruiting.net ranking of No. 10 … Ranked No. 1 in both the U18 and U16 division of USTA National singles standings … Awarded the Class Prize in history junior and senior year at King School … Inducted into the Cum Laude Society junior year … Father, Gordon, and mother, Nancy, attended Harvard Law School.