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Crimson Men's Tennis Takes Consolation Championship in San Diego

Freshman Casey MacMaster improved his record Saturday to 13-5 in doubles matches this spring (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

SAN DIEGO – It was strength at the bottom of the lineup that held up for the Harvard men's tennis team Saturday, grabbing three of four matches in the No. 3 through No. 6 spots to clinch a 4-3 Crimson win over Denver in the Hilton Mission Valley Spring Classic.

Harvard wrapped up the doubles point quickly to go ahead 1-0 in the dual with wins from the duos of Casey MacMaster and Aba Omodele-Lucien at No. 1, and Alistair Felton and Andy Nguyen at No. 3.

Freshman Casey MacMaster improved his singles record in duals this spring to 9-2 with a three-set, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, victory over fellow rookie Alex Clinkenbeard of Denver. Sophomore Joshua Tchan went back above .500 (3-2) at the No. 6 spot this season with a two-set blanking, 6-0, 6-0, over the Pioneers' Angel Alvarez.

The Crimson returns home March 27 for a doubleheader versus Illinois State and Fairfield at the Murr Center Tennnis Courts.

Harvard 4, Denver 3

No. Singles Score
1 Enej Bonin def. Jonathan Pearlman   6-4, 6-3
2 Yannick Weihs def. Alistair Felton   7-6(5), 6-4
3 Aba Omodele-Lucien def. Jens Vorkefeld   6-4, 6-2
4 Andrew Landwerlen def. Andy Nguyen   7-5, 6-4
5 Casey MacMaster def. Alex Clinkenbeard   7-5, 3-6, 6-4
6 Joshua Tchan def. Angel Alvarez   6-0, 6-0
  Doubles  
1 MacMaster/Omodele-Lucien def. Landwerlen/Vorkefeld   8-2
2 Pearlman/Tchan vs. Bonin/Weihs   DNF
3 Felton/Nguyen def. Alvarez/Clinkenbeard   8-4