Hawkeyes Beat Harvard, 4-2

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SAN DIEGO — The University of Iowa men’s tennis team defeated the Harvard Crimson, 4-2, in first round of action at the SDSU/USD Invite on the campus of San Diego State. The win improves the Hawkeyes’ overall record to 10-4.
Iowa was victorious in four of the six singles matches, led by a trio of juniors who swept their singles matches to pace the Hawkeyes.
Jake Jacoby improved to 9-3 on the season as the first Hawkeye off the court with a six-spot victory over Grant Solomon, 6-3, 6-1.
In the top spot, Lefteris Theodorou finished shortly after Jacoby to put the Hawkeyes up, 2-1, over the Crimson. Theodorou finished off Sebastian Beltrame, 6-4, 6-4.
Josh Silverstein notched his second win in the two spot this season. The Great Neck, New York, native took down Kenny Tao, 6-4, 6-4.
Sophomore Jonas Larsen moved to double-digit wins at No. 5 with a 6-3, 6-4 decision over Andy Zhou.
Iowa lost the doubles point to start the match, but the doubles team of Theodorou and Silverstein took down the 40th-ranked duo of Brian Yeung and Tao of Harvard, 6-4.
The Hawkeyes will return to action on Friday to challenge No. 25 Oregon at 10 a.m. (PT).
1. Lefteris Theodoru (UI) def. Sebastian Beltrame (HARV), 6-4, 6-4
2. Josh Silverstein (UI) def. Kenny Tao (HARV), 6-2, 6-4
3. Kareem Allef (UI) vs. Brian Yeung (HARV), 7-6(5), 3-4, DNF
4. Jean Thirouin (HARV) def. Robin Haden (UI), 6-1, 6-3
5. Jonas Larsen (UI) def. Andy Zhou (HARV), 6-3, 6-4
6. Jake Jacoby (UI) def. Grant Solomon (HARV), 6-3, 6-1
Order of finish: 6, 1, 4, 2, 5
1. Josh Silverstein/Lefteris Theodoru (UI) def. #40 Brian Yeung/Kenny Tao (HARV), 6-4
2. Sebastian Beltrame/Jean Thirouin (HARV) def. Jonas Larsen/Kareem Allaf (UI), 7-6(2)
3. Christopher Morrow/Logan Weber (HARV) def. Robin Haden/Jake Jacoby (UI), 6-2
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2