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Strong Start For Men’s Tennis at Harvard Chowder Fest

Denis Nguyen was the runner up in the top singles flight, and teamed with Casey MacMaster for the tournament doubles title (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –
The Harvard men's tennis team kicked off the 2013-14 season against a trio of talented teams, as the Crimson hosted the three-day Harvard Chowder Fest this weekend at the Beren Tennis Center. The Crimson hosted California, Tulsa and San Diego for the weekend, with all three teams finishing the 2012-13 season ranked within the top 40 nationally.

San Diego's Clarke Spinoza took home the Dale Junta Singles Title, posting a perfect 3-0 record in the top singles flight. Harvard's Denis Nguyen went 2-1 on the weekend in the top singles flight, earning runner-up honors and pushing Spinoza to three sets in their Saturday meeting. Nguyen teamed with partner Casey MacMaster to capture the tournament doubles crown, going 3-0 in doubles matches over the course of the weekend. The Marsland/McCloskey duo from Tulsa earned runner-up honors in the top doubles flight.

Nicky Hu had a strong weekend in singles play, capping his three days with a three-set win over Tulsa's Clifford Marsland, the No. 30-ranked player in the first ITA poll of the 2013-14 season. Hu also picked up wins in the third and fourth singles flights to finish the weekend undefeated in singles action.  Alex Steinroeder turned in a pair of singles wins from the third and fourth flights.

The fifth and sixth flights saw the Crimson freshmen shine in their Harvard debuts. Brian Yeung was firmly in control in the fifth singles flight, posting a pair of straight-set victories. Classmate Sebastian Beltrame took down opponents from Cal and San Diego playing in the fifth and sixth flights over the weekend. Andrew Ball also picked up two wins from the sixth flight, both three-set victories. Sophomore Conor Haughey and Kelvin Lam both grabbed two wins in the seventh singles flight to round out Harvard's impressive singles performances.

Nguyen and MacMaster were dominant in the doubles, as the 20th-ranked tandem in the nation notched wins of 8-3, 8-3 and 8-2 en route to the tournament title. Steinroeder and Yeung combined for a win in the second flight, as did Lam and Nicholas Mahlangu in the third.

Up next, the Crimson will get a taste of the talent in the Ivy League as the Ancient Eight teams gather for a tournament in New Haven, Conn., Friday-Sunday.

 

Singles Flight #1
Singles Flight 1: J. De Klerk T1 v. C. Spinoza (USD 1)  6-4, 5-6, 6-2
Singles Flight 1: D. Nguyen h1 v. G. Bayane  (Cal 1)  6-5, 6-1
Flight 1 Bayane Cal vs. De Klerk Tulsa  1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Flight 1 D. Nguyen vs. Spinoza USD 1  4-6, 6-5, 6-4
D. Nguyen H
vs. De Klerk Tulsa Flight 1  6-5, 5-0
Bergevi  Cal vs.  Spinoza USD Flight 1  6-2, 6-3

Singles Flight #2
Singles Flight 2: C. Marsland T2  v. R. Kalaydjian USD 2  6-3, 6-1
Singles Flight 2: S. Chaudhuri H2 v. F. Bergevi   (Cal 2)  6-3, 6-2
Flight 2 Bergevi Cal vs. Marsland Tulsa 2  4-6, 6-2, 6-5 (0)
Flight 2 Steinroeder v. Petronijevic USD 2 
N. Hu H vs. Marsland Tusla Flight 2  6-1, 5-6, 6-5
Bayane Cal   vs. Petronijevic USD Flight 2  6-3, 6-2

Singles Flight #3
Singles Flight 3: C. Bautista T3 v. U. Petronijevic  USD 3  5-6, 6-2, 6-2
Singles Flight 3: A. Steinroeder H3 v. M. Engsted  (Cal 3) 6-0, 6-2
Flight 3 Engsted Cal vs. Bautista Tulsa 3 6-3, 6-4
Flight 3 N. Hu  vs. Kalaydjian USD 3  6-4, 6-1
S. Chaudhuri H vs. Bautista T Flight 3  2-6, 6-5, 6-3
Goransson Cal  vs. Kalaydjian USD Flight 3  6-3, 6-3

Singles Flight #4
Singles Flight 4: A. Espejo T5 v. C. Fitzgerald USD 4  6-4, 5-6, 6-3
Singles Flight 4: N. Hu H4 v. A. Goransson  (Cal 4) 6-4, 5-6, 6-3
Flight 4 Goransson Cal vs. Espejo Tulsa 4 
Flight 4 S. Chaudhuri vs. Fitzgerald USD 4  6-2, 6-3
A. Steinroeder H vs. Espejo T Flight 4  6-3, 6-1
Engsted Cal vs. Fitzgerald USD Flight 4  2-2, ret

Singles Flight #5
Singles Flight 5: D. Santos T5 v. A. Raphaelson USD 5  6-2, 6-5
Singles Flight 5: S. Beltrame Hv. N. Jayashankar (Cal 5)  1-6, 6-2, 6-4
Flight 5 Jayashankar Cal vs. Santos Tulsa 5
Flight 5 B. Yeung vs. Raphaelson USD 5 6-4, 6-2
B. Yeung H vs. Santos T Flight 5  6-1, 6-3
Jayashankar Cal vs. Raphaelson USD Flight 5  6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Singles Flight #6
Singles Flight 6: D. McCloskey T6  v. P. Hall USD 6  6-5, 6-3
Singles Flight 6: A. Ball  H6 v. W. Houghton (Cal 6)  6-5, 3-6, 6-3 
Flight 6 Houghton Cal vs. McCloskey Tulsa 6
Flight 6 S. Beltrame vs. Hall USD 6  6-4, 6-4
A. Ball H vs. McCloskey T Flight 6  4-6, 6-0, 6-2
Houghton Cal vs. Hall USD Flight 6  6-4, 6-1

Singles Flight #7
Singles Flight 7: J. Sanford Cal 7 v. H. Steer  H7  6-0, 6-2
Singles Flight 7: C. Haughey H7  v. A. Carlisle USD 7  6-1, 6-4
Flight 7 Sanford Cal vs. Mahlangu H 4-1, 4-2
Flight 7 Sanford Cal vs. C. Haughey H  4-3, 3-4, 1-0
Flight 7 H. Steer Hvd vs. A. Ball  Hvd  6-2, 6-5
Flight 7 K. Lam vs. Carlisle USD  7  6-2, 6-1
Flight 7 singles Jayashankar  Cal vs. C. Haughey Hvd  4-3 4-2
K. Lam vs. C. Haughey  Flight. 7  6-2, 2-6, 6-4
H. Steer vs. S. Beltrame Flight 7  6-3, 4-6, 7-6
Sanford Cal  vs. Carlisle USD Flight 7

 

Doubles Flight #1
Doubles Flight 1: Marsland/McCloskey T1 v. F. Bergevi/G. Bayane (Cal 1)  8-5
Doubles Flight 1: Nguyen/MacMaster H v. Spinoza/Petronijevic  USD  8-3
Flight 1 Tulsa Marsland/McCloskey vs. Spinoza/Petronijevic USD 1  8-6
Flight 1 Nguyen/MacMaster Harvard vs. Bergevi/Bayane Cal 8-2
Tulsa 1 Marsland/McCloskey vs. Nguyen/MacMaster Harvard 1  8-3
Engsted/Gregory Bayane  Cal 1  vs. Spinoza/Petronijevic USD 1 8-5

Doubles Flight #2
Doubles Flight 2: De Klerk/Espejo T2 v. M. Engsted/A. Goransson (Cal 2)  8-2
Doubles Flight 2: Steinroeder/Yeung H v. Fitzgerland/Kalaydjian  USD 8-4
Flight 2 Tulsa De Klerk/Espejo vs. Fitzgerald/Kalaydjian USD 2  8-5
Flight 2 Yeung/Steinroeder vs. Melton/Goransson Cal  8-5
Tulsa 2 De Klerk/Espejo vs. Yeung/Steinroeder Harvard 2 8-4
Bergavi/Andre Göransson  Cal 1 vs. Fitzgerald/Kalaydjian USD 2 8-2

Doubles Flight #3
Doubles Flight 3: Bautista/Santos T3 v. C. Melton/W. Houghton (Cal 3)  8-3
Doubles Flight 3: Lam/N. Mahlangu  H v. Raphaelson/Hall  USD  8-5
Flight 3 Tulsa Bautista/Santos vs. Raphaelson/Hall USD 3  8-6
Flight 3 Hu/Beltrame  Harvard vs. Ensted/Houghton Cal  8-6
Flight 3  K. Lam/Mahlangu vs. Jayashankar/Sanford Cal  8-5
Tulsa 3 Bautista/Santos vs. Hu/BeltrameHarvard 3  8-5
Sanford/Wyatt Houghton Cal 3  vs. Raphaelson/Hall USD 3  8-7