PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Harvard men's tennis team finished the ITA Northeast Regional Championships today, Oct. 22, with first-year Ronan Jachuck competing in the semifinals round of the singles draw.
To advance to the semifinals, Jachuck defeated reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Year and second seed Karl Poling of Princeton in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. Jachuck fell in a hard-fought semifinal match to third seed Jackie Tang of Columbia, 6-4, 7-6.
Fellow first-year Henry von der Schulenburg also had an impressive showing at Regionals, advancing to the quarterfinals. Von der Schulenburg defeated the fifth seed Ryan Seggerman of Princeton in straight sets, 7-6(5), 6-2, in the round-of-16 before dropping his quarterfinal match against the first seed No. 41 Charlie Broom of Dartmouth.
"I'm proud of the way Ronan and Henry competed throughout Regionals," remarked the Scott Mead '77 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Tennis Andrew Rueb. "They faced off against the top players in the entire ITA Northeast and didn't back down. There is still a lot of room for improvement and the goal is to mind the lessons from this weekend so we are ready for the dual match season."
Regarding the upcoming tournament that Harvard will be hosting, Nov. 8-10, Rueb stated, "I'm looking forward to Chowder Fest and seeing nearly our whole team compete. We've had some small injuries this fall that have forced several players to miss some events. We should be back to close to full strength and it will be fun to see them compete."
- The ITA Northeast Regional Championships marks the second that Jachuck has advanced to the semifinals round or further, he advanced to the finals of the 2019 Solinco Wild Card Shoot Out at the Napa Valley Classic on Sept. 15.
- 2019 is the third-straight year that a member of the Crimson has advanced to the semifinals, former players Andy Zhou advanced in 2018 and 2017 and Jean Thirouin advanced in 2017.
- Von der Schulenburg now holds an 8-3 record during fall play.
Harvard will host Chowder Fest, Nov. 8-10, at the Murr Center Tennis Courts. Matches will be broadcast on ESPN3.
Jackie Tang (Columbia) def. Ronan Jachuck, 6-4, 7-6
Henry von der Schulenburg def. Ritik Sundaram (Columbia), 6-0, 6-1
Ronan Jachuck def. Thomas Lake (Army), 6-4, 6-3
Henry von der Schulenburg def. Ryan Seggerman (Princeton), 6-2, 7-5
Ronan Jachuck def. Dmitry Shatalin (Penn), 6-4, 6-1
Hosokawa/Wibmer (Sacred Heart) def. von der Schulenburg/Weber, 8-4