CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the 26th time in program history, three members of the No. 41 Harvard men's tennis team have received All-Ivy League second team accolades, as announced by the league today. Andy Zhou and Brian Shi both earned All-Ivy second team honors in singles, while Shi and doubles partner Robert Wrzesinski were named to the second team in doubles.
Senior co-captain Zhou has consistently played in the No. 1 and No. 2 spot for the Crimson this year, posting a 20-13 overall record in singles play during the regular season. A native of Palo Alto, Calif., Zhou earned his first and highest national ranking of the season the week of Nov. 14, reaching No. 121. This marks Zhou's second career All-Ivy accolade, previously receiving second team honors in his junior season.
First-year Shi earned both singles and doubles honors after finishing the regular season with an 18-7 singles record and 21-12 doubles mark. The Jericho, N.Y. native posted an impressive 14-2 record in singles action during dual play this year in the No. 3 spot. Shi dropped just two matches in conference play as well, tallying a 7-2 mark in Ancient Eight action. In doubles, Shi registered a 21-12 record with an 8-5 conference mark.
Sophomore Wrzesinski received second team honors in doubles for the second-straight year. Paired with Shi for a majority of the season, Wrzesinski tallied a 24-9 overall doubles record during the regular season. The duo dominated in dual play, recording an 11-5 mark in the No. 2 spot. In conference play, the Vilnius, Lithuania native posted an 11-4 record.
Harvard posted an 18-7 overall record during the regular season and qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year. The Crimson will travel to Fort Worth, Texas to face TCU in the first round of the tournament this Saturday, May 4 at 6 p.m. (EST).
*Alafia Ayeni, Cornell (So. – San Diego)
Charlie Broom, Dartmouth (Jr. – Hertfordshire, England)
*Jack Lin, Columbia (So. – Markham, Ontario, Canada)
Dan Martin, Dartmouth (So., Laval, Quebec, Canada)
*Kyle Mautner, Penn (Sr. – Greenwich, Conn.)
*Victor Pham, Columbia (Sr. – Saratoga, Calif.)
*Karl Poling, Princeton (Fr. – West Point, N.Y.)
Jack Lin (So. – Markham, Ontario, Canada)/Will Matheson (Sr. – Auckland, New Zealand), Columbia
*Dave Horneffer (Jr. – Brookfield, Wis.)/Charlie Broom (Jr. – Hertfordshire, England), Dartmouth
Ryan Seggerman (So. – Coronado, Calif.)/Payton Holden (Jr. – Austin, Texas), Princeton
Adam Ambrozy, Columbia (Jr. – St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Lev Kazakov, Cornell (Jr. – Moscow)
Dylan King, Yale (Jr. – Portland, Ore.)
Ching Lam, Brown (So. – Sai Kung, Hong Kong)
Brian Shi, Harvard (Fr. – Jericho, N.Y.)
David Volfson, Cornell (Sr. – Thornhill, Ontario, Canada)
Andy Zhou, Harvard (Sr. – Palo Alto, Calif.)
Victor Pham (Sr. – Saratoga, Calif.)/Rian Pandole (So. – Mumbai, India), Columbia
Daniel Soyfer (Jr. – Plantation, Fla.)/David Volfson (Sr., Thornhill, Ontario, Canada), Cornell
Brian Shi (Fr. – Jericho, N.Y.)/Robert Wrzesinski (So. – Vilnius, Lithuania), Harvard
^-first- and second-team singles expanded due to ties in the voting