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Men’s Tennis Downs No. 11 Michigan, 6-1

Men’s Tennis Downs No. 11 Michigan, 6-1

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 12 Harvard men’s tennis grabbed another dominant win inside the Murr Center this evening by dropping No. 11 Michigan, 6-1, to improve to 5-1 in 2024 dual action.  

How it Happened

The Crimson opened match play by picking up the doubles point. Henry von der Schulenberg and David Lins were able to win their match at the No. 3 position with ease, 6-2. Cooper Williams and Daniel Milavsky ultimately clinched the point for the Crimson, winning their match, 7-5.
 
Moving into singles play, Ronan Jachuk and Danny Milavsky claimed the first and second singles wins to continue their hot starts in dual action.  First, Jachuck dropped Patorn Hanchaikul (Michigan) in identical 6-3 sets to push the Crimson lead to 2-0.  Milavsky followed to put Harvard within a win of clinching by picking up his fifth straight singles victory of the season with a 6-4, 6-4 result at the No. 4 position.  
 
Melchior Delloye picked up the clinching victory for the third time this season by defeating his Michigan foe at the No. 5 spot.  After winning with ease in the first set, 6-1, the sophomore powered through tiebreakers in the second to claim the straight set win.  
 
Cooper Williams grabbed the upset and his second ranked win by besting No. 9 Gavin Young (Michigan), 7-5, 6-4.  Henry von der Schulenburg ultimately closed out the 6-1 Crimson victory in come from behind fashion, downing No. 61 Jacob Bickersteth (Michigan), 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.  

Harvard Highlights

  • Daniel Milavsky and Cooper Williams continue to lead the Crimson in doubles victories this season.  With their win tonight, the pair improves to 3-1 in dual action and 16-3 overall. 
  • Williams picked up his second ranked win of the spring season by downing No. 9 Gavin Young (Michigan), 7-5, 6-4.
  • While improving to 4-1 in singles action, Henry von der Schulenburg picked up his first ranked victory of the year, downing No. 61 Jacob Bickersteth (Michigan).  
  • Daniel Milavsky, who has played all his matches at the No. 3 position for the Crimson, remains undefeated in dual competition. Now with a 5-0 record, he improves to 9-3 overall.
  • Melchior Delloye who now stands at 3-0 in singles action has clinched a Harvard victory in each of his three wins.  
  • After being upset last season by the Michigan Wolverines, the Crimson came out on top, improving the all-time series record to 7-2 in favor of Michigan. 

Results

Harvard – 6, Michigan 1
Doubles

  1. No.5 Cooper Williams/Daniel Milavsky def. Gavin Young/Jacob Bickersteth (Michigan), 7-5
  2. Will Cooksey/Patorn Hanchaikul (Michigan) def. Ronan Jachuk/Masato Perera, 6-3
  3. Henry von der Schulenberg/David Lins def. Bjorn Swenson/Nicholas Steiglehner (Michigan), 6-2

 
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1
 
Singles

  1. No.15 Cooper Williams def. No. 9 Gavin Young (Michigan), 7-5, 6-4
  2. Henry von der Schulenburg def. No. 61 Jacob Bickersteth (Michigan), 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
  3. Daniel Milavsky def. Bjorn Swenson (Michigan), 6-4, 6-4
  4. Ronan Jachuk def. Patorn Hanchaikul (Michigan), 6-3, 6-3
  5. Melchior Delloye def. Will Cooksey (Michigan), 6-1, 7-6 (5)
  6. Nicholas Steiglehner (Michigan) def. Masato Perera, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

 
Order of finish: 4, 3, 5, 1, 6, 2
 

Next Up

The Crimson will head on the road for a pair of match ups in Kentucky against No. 16 Kentucky and Louisville on Friday, February 9 at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 11 at 12:00 p.m., respectively.