ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Crimson Men's Tennis Advances to ECAC Indoor Championship Semifinals

Junior Jonathan Pearlman won his match at the top singles slot for the Crimson Saturday (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Saturday the close result went the Crimson's way, as the fourth-seeded Harvard men's tennis team edged No. 5 Brown, 4-3, to extend its win streak to four and advance to the ECAC Indoor Championship semifinals.

The Crimson swept all three doubles matches to open the dual with a 1-0 lead. The duos of Alistair Felton and Andy Nguyen and Casey MacMaster and Jonathan Pearlman each went to a tiebreaker, but came out on top, 9-8.

Harvard received the three singles victories it needed with wins from Pearlman at No. 1, Nguyen at No. 4 and MacMaster at No. 6.

The Crimson will face top-seeded Cornell at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Big Red topped No. 8 Columbia, 6-1, Saturday night. The other semifinal will be at 11:30 a.m. between No. 2 Princeton and No. 3 Binghamton.

Harvard 4, Brown 3

No. Singles   Score
1 Jonathan Pearlman def. Brandon Burke   6-3, 6-2
2 Mike Hill def. Alistair Felton   7-6(8), 6-1
3 Sam Fife def. Aba Omodele-Lucien   6-3, 6-4
4 Andy Nguyen def. Tom Deighton   6-3, 5-7, 6-2
5 Kendrick Au def. Joshua Tchan   6-1, 6-3
6 Casey MacMaster def. Timmy Klanke   7-6(5), 6-2
  Doubles  
1 Felton/Nguyen def. Soufiane Azargui/Burke   9-8 (7-3)
2 MacMaster/Pearlman def. Au/Deighton   9-8 (7-4)
3 Omodele-Lucien/Tchan def. Fife/Charlie Posner   8-6