Michigan State Falls to Harvard

The Harvard Crimson proved to be a little too strong for the Spartans, as Michigan State lost their second-straight match to bring their record to 5-7.

Harvard swept Michigan State in doubles play, but it was not easy.

The doubles teams of John Patrick Mullane and Drew Lied and Gijs Linders and Harry Jadun both lost 8-6. Harvard’s Sebastian Beltrame and Christo Schultz defeated Aaron Pfister and Brett Forman, 8-7 in doubles play as well.

Michigan State is 31-28 overall in doubles competition.

Harvard took four of the six games in singles competition. Michigan State’s wins came courtesy of Forman and Linders. Forman’s singles record improves to 13-5 and Linders is now 7-9.

The Spartans currently have the worst overall record in the Big Ten, but will have a chance to bounce back Wednesday against Western Michigan.

Singles Competition
1. Denis Nguyen (HARVARD) def. Drew Lied (MSU) 6-3, 6-4
2. Sebastian Beltrame (HARVARD) def. Aaron Pfister (MSU) 6-4, 6-4
3. Shaun Chaudhuri (HARVARD) def. John Patrick Mullane (MSU) 6-7 (1-7), 6-3, 10-4
4. Brett Forman (MSU) def. Brian Yeung (HARVARD) 6-4, 7-6
5. Gijs Linders (MSU) def. Alex Steinroeder (HARVARD) 7-6, 4-6, 10-1
6. Andrew Ball (HARVARD) def. Harry Jadun (MSU) 6-3, 6-1
Doubles Competition
1. Denis Nguyen/Casey MacMaster (HARVARD) def. John Patrick Mullane/Drew Lied (MSU) 8-6
2. Nicky Hu/Brian Yeung (HARVARD) def. Gijs Linders/Harry Jadun (MSU) 8-6
3. Sebastian Beltrame/Christo Schultz (HARVARD) def. Aaron Pfister/Brett Forman (MSU) 8-7

Troy Jefferson is the host of Match Point for Impact Sports.

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