NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Harvard men's tennis team defeated Memphis 4-0 in its first of two matches in Nashville, Tenn. With the 4-0 Crimson victory, the team moves to 7-0 on the season.
Despite a loss at the first doubles position, the pairings of Sun/Walker and von der Schulenburg/Wrzesinski defeated their opponents 6-4 at the second and third slot, respectively, to earn Harvard the doubles point.
In singles play, junior Robert Wrzesinski finished his match first, defeating Jeremy Taylor 6-3, 6-2. Finishing right behind Wrzesinski was first-year Ronan Jachuck, who earned his seventh victory of the season in straight-sets. Sophomore Harris Walker clinched the match for Harvard with a 7-6(7), 6-2 victory over David Stevenson.
- This is the best start to the season since the Crimson went 8-0 in 1995.
- Jachuck is now the only player for the Crimson to be 7-0.
- Walker moves to 6-0 on the season with his victory.
The Crimson will conclude its time in Nashville, Tenn. tomorrow, Feb. 9, with a match against Vanderbilt at 1:30 p.m. The match will be broadcast on vucommadores.com
1. Ronan Jachuck def. Jan Pallares, 6-4, 7-5
2. Brian Shi vs. Oscar Cutting, 7-6(2), 3-3 DNF
3. Henry von der Schulenburg vs. James Story, 7-6, 4-3 DNF
4. Harris Walker def. David Stevenson, 7-6(7), 6-2,
5. Robert Wrzesinski def. Jeremy Taylor 6-3, 6-2
6. Alan Yim vs. Patrick Sydow, did not compete
Order of Finish: 5, 1, 4*
1. Cutting/Stevenson def. Jachuck/Shi, 6-1
2. Sun/Walker def. Pallares/Sydow, 6-4
3. von der Schulenburg/Wrzesinski def. J. Story/M. Story, 6-4
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3