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Brown Tops Harvard Men's Tennis in 80th Meeting

The doubles team of Alistair Felton and Andy Nguyen won its 21st match of the season Sunday (Harvard Athletic Communications).


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –
 Brown came in to the Murr Center Tennis Courts Sunday and defeated the No. 65 Harvard men's tennis team for the first time in five years and seven tries with a 4-3 come-from-behind decision.


Harvard (14-10, 3-3 Ivy League) won the doubles point with wins from the teams of Casey MacMaster and Aba Omodele-Lucien at No. 1 and Alistair Felton and Andy Nguyen at No. 3, to take the early 1-0 lead in the dual. Brown came out and won four singles matches, though, the final coming at No. 4, where the rookie MacMaster fell to Brown's Kendrick Au, 7-5, 7-5.

The Crimson got singles wins from junior Jonathan Pearlman at No. 1, his second straight win at the top, and Joshua Tchan at No. 6, making it back-to-back wins for the sophomore at the bottom of the lineup.

Harvard will wrap up the regular season Wednesday with a match at Dartmouth scheduled for 3 p.m.

Brown 4, No. 65 Harvard 3
No. Singles Score
1 Jonathan Pearlman def. Mike Hill   6-2, 6-4
2 Sam Fife def. Aba Omodele-Lucien   1-6, 6-1, 6-1
3 Brandon Burke def. Alistair Felton   6-4, 6-2
4 Kendrick Au def. Casey MacMaster   7-5, 7-5
5 Tom Deighton def. Andy Nguyen   6-3, 6-3
6 Joshua Tchan def. Charlie Posner   6-2, 6-4
  Doubles    
1 MacMaster/Omodele-Lucien def. Au/Burke   8-6
2 Fife/Posner def. Pearlman/Tchan   8-4
3 Felton/Nguyen def. Hill/Klanke   8-3