Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Our men's team put on their best performance of the season and beat Trinity College in the final 9-0. Harvard stayed unbeaten throughout the season and won the National Championship without dropping a single match this past weekend.

The first round of play today was very close. Bryan Koh at #6 went down 0-2 but was able to fight back and win in five. Tyler Olsen at #9 had a close five-setter too but proved to be the stronger player in the fifth. Dylan Murray at #3 was able to win in three games. 

These wins gave the team a lot of momentum. Nigel Koh at #5 won quickly in three and it was up to co-captain Brandon McLaughlin at #2 to take the deciding fifth win for the team. Brandon's match was extremely close until the very end but he was able to clinch it in the tie-break of the fifth game. 

Ali Farag, who received the legendary Skillman Award before the final, won in three games at #1. Tommy Mullaney at #8 and Nick Hopcroft at #7 also won 3-0 while co-captain Gary Power took four games to beat his opponent. 

It's the men's team's first national title since 1998. The team and the coaches couldn't be happier. The players peaked at just the right time and performed very well today and through the season. 

You can read more about the final on the CSA website:

The coaches are now looking forward to this weekend when the women compete at their National Championships in Princeton. Stay tuned.

Go Crimson!

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