While the women cruised to a 9-0 victory over Dartmouth without dropping a game last night, the men’s match was a lot closer than the 8-1 scoreline suggests: In the bottom 3 matches, the Crimson won 3-2 and 3-1 at #7 and #8, and lost 2-3 at #9. Freshman Saad Abouaish at #1 also had a challenging match that he eventually won in four games. Other matches were closely fought but were over in 3 games.
All in all, a solid start to the season from both teams. Both squads were also still missing 1-2 players from the line-ups so the teams are definitely in good shape for the season.
The players are now studying for their final exams before traveling home for the holidays. They’ll return to campus for the first weekend in January and then travel to Philadelphia on January 12th for the Drexel, Penn and Princeton matches.
Harvard Women vs. Dartmouth Women 9-0
Harvard Men vs. Dartmouth Men 8-1