Senior captain Aba Omodele-Lucien picked up one of Harvard's five singles victories Friday (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
SAN DIEGO – A day after getting swept in the top five singles matches, the Harvard men's tennis team pulled the same feat, picking up wins at No. 1 through No. 5, as well as the doubles point, to defeat Alabama-Birmingham, 6-1, Friday in the consolation bracket of the Hilton Mission Valley Spring Classic.
After picking up the doubles point for the third straight match with wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 slot, the Crimson's (8-7) momentum continued into singles with Jonathan Pearlman winning at No. 1, Alistair Felton winning at No. 2, Aba Omodele-Lucien taking the victory at No. 3, Andy Nguyen topping his opponent at No. 4 and Casey MacMaster wrapping things up at the No. 5 slot.
Chris Helliar earned the Blazers' (3-7) lone win in singles with a two-set victory over Joshua Tchan at No. 6, who was Harvard's lone singles victor Thursday.
The Crimson will take on the winner of the Denver-Princeton matchup in the consolation championship Saturday.
Harvard 6, UAB 1
|1||Jonathan Pearlman def. David Zimmerman||6-4, 6-0|
|2||Alistair Felton def. Lucas Dirube||7-6(3), 7-6(5)|
|3||Aba Omodele-Lucien def. Danny Manlow||6-1, 7-5|
|4||Andy Nguyen def. Tom Puetz||4-6, 6-3, 7-6(3)|
|5||Casey MacMaster def. Daniel Moser||6-5, 6-1|
|6||Chris Helliar def. Joshua Tchan||6-1, 6-3|
|1||Puetz/Zimmerman def. MacMaster/Omodele-Lucien||9-7|
|2||Pearlman/Tchan def. Helliar/Manlow||8-6|
|3||Felton/Nguyen def. Dirube/Moser||8-2|