HANOVER, N.H.—In its final regular season matchup, the No. 39 Harvard men's tennis team dropped a 4-1 decision to No. 41 Dartmouth on the road this afternoon. The Crimson ends the regular season with an 18-6 (5-2 Ivy) mark.
Dartmouth gained an early advantage over the Crimson, winning the doubles point off straight victories. The Big Green struck first on court two, picking up a 6-3 result over Harvard's No. 2 doubles pair. On court three, the duo of Steven Sun and Harris Walker held Dartmouth to a tiebreaker, but eventually dropped the 7-6(3) decision to send the teams to singles.
Continuing its momentum, Dartmouth picked up another point off a win in the first position. Despite a dominant 6-2, 6-3 victory by Lane Leschly at the bottom of the order to cut Dartmouth's lead in half, the Big Green ultimately clinched the match with a pair of victories on courts five and two.
-Lane Leschly picked up a dominant 6-2, 6-3 victory at the bottom of the order today for the Crimson.
-Harvard still maintains the 74-11 advantage in the all-time series over Dartmouth.
Pending final results, the Crimson awaits possible postseason seeding in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. The selection show will air on Monday, April 29 at 6 p.m.
1. Dan Martin def. Robert Wrzesinski, 6-4, 6-1
2. Charlie Broom def. Andy Zhou, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
3. Brian Shi vs. David Horneffer, DNF
4. Harry Walker vs. Sid Chari, DNF
5. Peter Conklin def. Steven Sun, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
6. Lane Leschly def. Casey Ross, 6-2, 6-3
Order of Finish: 1, 6, 5, 2*
1. Andy Zhou/Logan Weber vs. Charlie Broom/David Horneffer, DNF
2. Casey Ross/Peter Conklin def. Robert Wrzesinski/Brian Shi, 6-3
3. Dan Martin/John Speicher def. Steven Sun/Harris Walker, 7-6(3)
Order of Finish: 2, 3