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David Aley

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All-American von der Schulenberg

Von der Schulenburg Finishes 2021-2022 Season an All-American, the First on the Team Since 2014

For most students, the end of May typically brings a feeling of accomplishment and relaxation, as most students have finished their finals and gone their separate ways for the summer. But for No. 38 nationally-ranked sophomore Henry von der Schulenburg, the end of May, and specifically this past week, was nothing short of exhilarating. After his No.14, and The Harvard Crimson’s 2021-2022 Team of the Year, squad fell in the second round of the Division I Men’s Tennis NCAA team tournament to No. 18 Stanford, von der Schulenburg traveled with No. 60 junior teammate Harry Walker to Champaign, Illinois to compete in the NCAA singles tournament. Von der Schulenburg and Walker led the way for Harvard this past year in the first two positions, and finished with 27-9 and 20-4 singles records, respectively. They were subsequently rewarded with tickets punched to the singles tournament and an opportunity to cement their spots among the best collegiate tennis players in the nation.

VDS Volley
Men's Tennis

No. 14 Men’s Tennis Falls Short of a Sweet 16 Berth in NCAA Tournament to No. 18 Stanford, Historic Season Comes to an End

No. 14 Harvard men’s tennis, who recently came off of an undefeated season in Ivy League play, an Ivy League Championship victory, and a first round win in the NCAA tournament to Monmouth, faced off against No. 18 Stanford in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, May 7, at the Murr Center in Cambridge, M.A. Knowing it was a win-or-stay-home scenario, the Crimson stepped up to the plate, and while they failed to secure the team victory, they stayed in it until the very last point.

Tennis Halloween
Men's Tennis

Men’s and Women’s Tennis Complete Successful Weekend with Wins Over Columbia, Cornell

“One thing that our team has really come a long way in this semester is with our confidence and belief in ourselves,” said first-year Holly Fischer. “So I think that even though we were down, everyone who was playing was fighting so hard and really leaving everything out on the court.”

Super Smash Bros
Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Completes Trifecta of Victories to Take Home ECAC Championship

There were two main themes of this past weekend for No. 16 Harvard Men’s Tennis as it secured the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship: composure and execution.

A Spooky Ace
Men's Tennis

Harvard Men's Tennis Falls to No. 6 Virginia on Sunday

Coming off two straight statement victories against the likes of Boston College and Georgetown, with a clean sweep across the board in both singles and doubles play resulting in final scores of 7-0 in each competition, No. 24 Men’s Tennis capped off it’s third match of January with a hard-fought 6-1 loss to No. 6 Virginia. The Crimson dropped five out of six matches in singles play. Senior captain Brian Shi recorded the lone victory in a back-and-forth, three-set match against Virginia’s Bar Botzer, winning 5-7, 7-5, 6-3.

Dynamic Duo
Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Duels Through Trio of Matches in Providence

This past weekend, Harvard competed in Providence for the Brown Quad, a three-day slugfest against Columbia, Boston College, and Brown on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively.

Full Force on the Follow Through
Men's Tennis

Men’s Tennis Shines in Triumphant Return to Competition, Von Der Schulenburg Captures Individual Title

After a one and a half year hiatus from all collegiate tennis competitions, the Crimson men’s tennis team came back with a vengeance this past weekend at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic, where the team sent four of its top members to compete. Harvard capped off an incredibly strong showing at the tournament with sophomore Henry von der Schulenburg taking home the individual title in the singles bracket.

Dillon Field House
Sports Features

Student-Athletes Deferred Enrollment at Markedly Higher Rates than College Students at Large in 2020-21, Crimson Analysis Finds

The aggregate finding of this study is that, out of the entire population of Crimson student-athletes, approximately 40 percent opted to take time off from classes during each of the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. This rate is roughly twice that of College undergraduates at large (student-athletes and non-athletes alike) who opted for time off from classes in 2020-2021.

Locked and Loaded
Men's Tennis

Men’s Tennis Dominates Princeton, Falls to Cornell in ECAC Final, Snaps Unbeaten Streak

After a dominating performance against Princeton, men's tennis reaches finals of ECAC tournament but eventually falls to Cornell.

Double Trouble
Men's Tennis

Men’s and Women’s Tennis Capture Commanding Home Wins

On Super Bowl Sunday, the Harvard men’s and women’s tennis teams were far from focused on the primetime event later in the day. On their minds was the goal to rattle off more victories and keep the momentum going into later crucial matchups. And the focus paid off, as the Crimson teams dominated their competition in quick fashion.

Emptying the Tank
Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball Drops Final Two Games of Season Against Cornell, Columbia

The Crimson dropped their final two games of the season to Cornell and Columbia

Closing Time
Game Stories

Field Hockey Beats Columbia in Season Finale, But Falls Short of NCAA Tournament

While the Crimson women eventually learned that they did not earn a bid into the NCAA tournament after the selection of teams on Sunday evening, both van Vlijmen and Tarrant had time to reflect on the season.

Swinging On Ice
Women's Golf

Modern Art: How a Figure Skater Found Her Home in Golf

Yan, who spent her early childhood in Beijing, did not follow a typical path to playing golf at the collegiate level. While in China, she barely even touched a single golf club.

Causing a Racquet
Men's Tennis

Young Talent Leads Way for Tennis at Regionals

Both the men's and women's teams had impressive performances in tournaments over the weekend.

High Hopes
Women's Crew

The Great Brit

Many dream to one day wear the home country’s flag on our backs during an international sports competition, but only a small minority of us ever get the opportunity. An even smaller minority ever get to walk away from these competitions victorious. But for junior Hope Cessford, a member of Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew from Durham, England, this dream became a reality this past summer at the U-23 World Rowing Championships in Florida.

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