Five Crimson Compete at ITA Northeast Regional Tournament
Alistair Felton (pictured) teamed with Andy Nguyen to win
the doubles title at the ITA Northeast Regional tournament.
Photo courtesy of DSPics.com
Hanover, N.H.- Five members of the Harvard men’s tennis team competed in the ITA Northeast Regional tournament Oct. 16-18. The Crimson earned seventeen victories and one title over the weekend. The unseeded duo of Alistair Felton and freshman Andy Nguyen took the doubles title by defeating the third-seeded pair, Brown's Charlie Posner and Kendrick Au, 9-7 in the finals. On their way to the title, Felton and Nguyen defeated the second, third and eighth-seeded pairs. The Crimson's other doubles team of junior Alexei Chijoff-Evans and freshman Christo Schultz were seeded seventh but fell in the semifinals to Au and Posner, 8-6.
Fifth-seeded Chijoff-Evans advanced the furthest out of the five in singles play. He bowed out in the quarterfinals to fourth-seeded Sven Vloedgraven from Binghamton. Chijoff-Evans took the first set 6-3 but dropped the second and third sets 6-4 and 6-2, respectively. On his way to the quarters, he defeated three opponents; two were seeded in the tournament.
Rookie Joshua Tchan reached the round of 16 by defeating seventh-seeded Jonathan Jaklitsch of Cornell, 6-3, 6-4. Tchan fell in the round of 16 to Loic Sessagesimi of Marist 6-3, 6-0. Nguyen, Schultz and Felton each picked up a win in the round of 64 but none could advance past the round of 32.
Harvard returns to action as it hosts the Harvard Halloween Tournament at the Beren Tennis Center, Oct. 30-Nov. 1.