No. 38 Men’s Tennis Drops 4-1 Decision to No. 16 Columbia

Photo by Zack Williamson
Photo by Zack Williamson

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The No. 38 Harvard men's tennis team faced its first Ivy League loss this afternoon at the Beren Tennis Center, falling to No. 16 Columbia, 4-1. Following today's result, the Crimson drops to 18-6 (5-1 Ivy) on the season.

After falling to Columbia's top doubles pair, Harris Walker and Steven Sun rallied back to pick up a 6-4 win on court three to even the match. With both teams locked at 1-1, Andy Zhou and Logan Weber broke serve to secure the doubles point for Harvard off a 7-5 decision.

Heading into singles, the Lions quickly jumped out to an advantage, winning matches on courts one, five and six to claim a 3-1 lead. With the final three matches moving into third sets, Columbia outlasted the Crimson in the fourth spot to ultimately decide the match.

Harvard Highlights
-The duo of Harris Walker and Steven Sun have won back-to-back matches in the No. 3 doubles position for the Crimson.
-Andy Zhou and Logan Weber broke serve to clinch the doubles point Harvard off a 7-5 result in the second slot. 

Up Next
The Crimson closes out the regular season at Dartmouth next Saturday, April 27, at 1 p.m. 

1. Victor Pham def. Robert Wrzesinski, 6-1, 6-1
2. Andy Zhou vs. Jack Lin, DNF
3. Brian Shi vs. Adam Ambrozy, DNF
4. Rian Pandole def. Harris Walker, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
5. Timothy Wang def. Steven Sun, 7-5, 6-4
6. Austen Huang def. Lane Leschly, 6-2, 7-5

Order of Finish: 1, 5, 6, 4*

1. Jack Lin/William Matherson def. Brian Shi/Robert Wrzesinski, 6-2
2. Andy Zhou/Logan Weber def. Victor Pahm/Rian Pandole, 7-5
3. Steven Sun/Harris Walker def. Adam Ambrozy/Jason Lui, 6-4 

Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2