Spring Break!

Hey Everyone! I hope you enjoyed your spring break(or are currently enjoying it)! On the Thursday before the break, we had our annual Housing Day. On this day, upperclassmen storm the freshmen yard, and welcome them to the upperclassmen dorm that they have been assigned to. The process is random, and creates a lot of excitement on campus. My roommates and I stormed the yard and welcomed lucky freshmen to our upperclassmen dorm, Winthrop House. Here is a link to the crimson’s video of Harvard’s housing day:¬†www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVh2B5pDS0M

My roommates and I on Housing Day!

For my spring break, I traveled to San Diego with the tennis team. We were competing in the Mission Valley Tennis Classic hosted by San Diego State University. We left the Friday March 15th, and stayed until Sunday the 24th. I am originally from California, so it was great to leave the chilly east coast for a couple of days. At Harvard, we primarily play indoors for most of the year, so the first couple of days in California were spent training outdoors to get used to the heat and weather conditions.

HMT practicing at UCSD’s tennis courts

In the first round of the tournament, we played the University of Alabama Birmingham. We were able to win the doubles point and 3 singles matches for a nice 4-1 win. The next day we played the host school, San Diego State University. We were able to take the doubles point and 3 more singles matches to take out the home favorite. On the last day we played top seeded Drake University. After a very boisterous doubles point we took a 1-0 lead. The singles proved to be even more competitive as many matches went to a third set. In the end our sensational freshmen, Nicky Hu was able to edge his opponent in a third set tiebreaker to help us clinch the match in a dramatic fashion.My dad was also able to come watch us play so it was nice to see him as well. Living on the east coast, I only see my family two or three times a year, so I am really glad he came down and could watch me play. The stay was also really special because we stayed with host families for the duration of our trip. Most of the families are Harvard alumni, and it is always interesting to hear about their experiences in college, and pursuits after college.

HMT wins the Mission Valley Tennis Classic!

We returned to the East Coast on Sunday night and classes resumed on Monday. The Spring Break was definitely relaxing and I now  feel ready to tackle the last couple months of school! Thanks for reading this post, and best of luck with college decisions in a couple of days!

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