CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—After completing a successful fall tournament run, the Harvard men's tennis team announced its 2019 spring schedule, featuring 20 dual matches and two tournament appearances. All matches played at the Murr Center will be broadcast on ESPN+.
"We are very excited about the coming season and look forward to testing ourselves against a strong slate of power-5 conference teams as well as the more familiar foes in the Ivy League," said Andrew Rueb, the Scott Mead '77 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Tennis. "It is always fun to challenge our students against the best competition around the country."
The Crimson kicks off the spring with double-header dual matches, hosting Buffalo and Marist on Jan. 20 at the Beren Tennis Center. After its home opener, the team hits the road, traveling south to take on Auburn and Alabama on Jan. 25 and Jan. 27.
Harvard returns to Cambridge for a three-match homestand, hosting Vanderbilt on Feb. 1 before facing-off against Penn State and Boston University the following day in back-to-back dual matches on Feb. 2. The Crimson then takes the Midwest by storm, taking on Northwestern and Western Michigan on Feb. 9 and 10 before competing at the ECAC Tournament, Feb. 15-17.
The team squares off against Memphis at home on Feb. 24 before traveling west to play a neutral-site match against Williams and take on the 2019 San Diego Spring classic. Harvard then returns to Beren to host Boston College and Quinnipiac in a double-header Sunday dual on March 31 to close out its non-conference schedule.
The Crimson opens up its conference slate with a three-match road trip, traveling to Penn, Princeton and Yale on April 6, 7, and 12. Harvard then brings it back to Cambridge, hosting Brown, Cornell and Columbia before closing out the regular season with a match at Dartmouth on April 27.
Last spring, the Crimson finished with a 21-7 (4-3 Ivy) record and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.