CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Vanderbilt men’s tennis team suffered their first loss of the season Friday evening as they faced 13th-ranked Harvard in New England, falling to the Crimson 6-1.
- At Court 2, George Harwell and Max Freeman gave the Commodores an edge, defeating their Crimson opponents in a quick 6-1 set.
- Michael Ross and Siim Troost battled on Court 1 but ultimately dropped their set by a 6-3 mark before the Commodores’ Marcus Ferreira and Joubert Klopper fell in a close set at No. 3 doubles to give the home Crimson the opening point.
Tested At Singles
- Marcus Ferreira finished first at No. 3 singles as the Crimson took a 2-0 lead over the visiting Dores. Ferreira lost set one 6-3 before dropping a tough second set six games to two.
- Max Freeman dropped a pair of 6-3 bouts on Court 4 in the matchup to Ronan Jachuk
- The match clincher came on Court 2 as Joubert Klopper dropped his first match of the dual season. After keeping it close in the first set, ultimately falling in a 7-5 decision, the junior lost set two, 6-3, as Harvard claimed their fourth point of the night.
- Siim Troost fought hard at No. 6 singles, ultimately dropping a second set tiebreaker as Harvard picked up their fifth point.
- George Harwell dropped a pair of sets on Court 1 to No. 20 Henry Von Der Schulenburg.
- Jeremie Casabon snapped the shutout streak with a third set tiebreaker on Court 5. After dropping the first set, 6-1, he stormed back to claim the 7-6(7) win in set two and force the decisive third in which he topped Daniel Milavsky of Harvard, 10-8.
The Dores will stay in Cambridge to compete against Cornell on neutral courts at 8 a.m. Sunday before opening Southeastern Conference play at home next weekend.