PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard men's tennis team opened up Ivy Plus play in dominant fashion, winning 11 out of 12 matches on the day.
In Princeton, the doubles team of sophomore Harris Walker and junior Robert Wrzesinski advanced to the finals of the Farnsworth draw after defeating pairings from Michigan and Yale. Junior Constantin Zoske advanced to the finals of the Jadwin draw with his doubles partner, Mason Meier of Tennessee. Zoske and Meier defeated a pair from Columbia in the quarterfinals and a pair from Kentucky and Southern Methodist in the semifinals to advance.
All three Crimson members to advance to the quarterfinals round of singles play did so by winning in straight sets. Walker defeated Jacob Bullard of Texas while junior Lane Leschly and Zoske defeated players from Miami (Fl.).
At a secondary site in New Haven, Conn., all three Harvard competitors advanced through their first round of competition. Senior captain Galen Lee and first-year Alan Yim defeated Ivy League opponents Pierce Widdecombe and Alejandro Quiles from Dartmouth respectively, while sophomore Bo Leschly took down Camille Kima from Yale.
Singles competition at both Princeton and Yale will continue tomorrow.
Doubles action is set to resume on Sunday, Sept. 22.
Princeton – Day 1
Harris Walker def. Jacob Bullard (Texas), 6-5, 6-2
Lane Leschly def. Tatsuki Shimamoto (Miami, Fl.), 6-4, 6-2
Constantin Zoske def. Pablo Aycart Joya (Miami, Fl.), 6-2, 6-3
Jan-Simon Vrbsky (SMU) def. Robert Wrzesinski, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Zoske/Meier (Tennessee) def. Gollin/Lui (Columbia), 8-4
Zoske/Meier (Tennessee) def. Aggarwal (Kentucky)/Perotti (SMU), 8-1
Walker/Wrzesinski def. Fu/Oosterbaan (Michigan), 8-5
Walker/Wrzesinski def. King/Sun (Yale), 8-6
Yale – Day 1