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
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