Despite a streaking hot start in the ECAC Championships and a series tie against Penn in the final, Harvard failed to win their final match.
When he was 14, Brian Shi nearly quit playing tennis. Instead, he stuck with the sport he loved and became the sixth-best recruit in the nation.
Both men's and women's teams had strong performances this past weekend at the Big Green Invite and Harvard Fall Scramble, respectively.
Splitting up across the Ivy League, both of Harvard’s men and women’s tennis teams will be competing this weekend. The men’s team will be on the road for the Big Green Invite hosted by Dartmouth, and the women’s team will be playing at home, hosting the Harvard Fall Scramble.
Both the Harvard men’s and women’s tennis teams saw action this past week at the ITA Northeast Regionals, and both squads had impressive finishes to the tournament. Fellow Ivy League school Princeton hosted the men’s tournament, which welcomed players from schools all around the Northeast, while Yale hosted the women’s side. Both tournaments ran from Oct. 11-16.
When Dave Fish announced his retirement after 42 years, Harvard lost a coaching legend who immensely shaped the men’s tennis program. However, there was one person who was the obvious choice to be Fish’s successor, and that was Andrew Rueb ‘95. For the past 11 years, he has helped Harvard to 192 victories and four Ivy League Championships as an assistant and associate head coach. Now he looks to continue the program’s tradition of excellence created by his mentor.
Harvard will conclude Ivy Plus play on Sunday and then gear up for ITA Regionals, which take place in Princeton, N.J. from Oct. 11 through Oct. 16. It will try to build off of a promising start, especially considering the fact that 2018 is its first year without ex-head coach Dave Fish, who spent 42 years with the team, racking up 21 Ivy League championships.