The Ivy League has recently announced that both Chris Clayton ’09 of the Harvard men’s tennis team and Beier Ko ’09 of the Harvard women’s tennis team have been honored as the 2009 recipients of the Ivy League Player of the Year award.
Clayton, who is currently 79th in the latest Campbell’s/ITA Division I men’s tennis rankings, is also the top-ranked men’s player in the Northeast. Named a unanimous first-team All Ivy selection, the Crimson co-captain completed the season with a 6-1 record in the Ivy League dual season and tied for the team lead in wins with a 20-10 record.
Ko, a unanimous Ivy Player of the Year and first-team selection for both singles and doubles, helped the Crimson women’s tennis team earn their fifth Ivy title in seven years this season with a 5-0 record in league singles matches and an overall record of 15-8.
Clayton and Ko will represent the Crimson at the NCAA Singles Tennis Championships (May 20-25) in College Station, Texas.