Harvard Men's Tennis Holds Off Brown to Win 2012 ECAC Indoor Title
Courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications
HANOVER, N.H. -- The Harvard men’s tennis
team recorded four singles victories on its way to the ECAC Team
Championship, defeating the No. 6 seeded Brown Bears, 4-1. The No.
1 seeded Crimson improved to 10-1 on the year as it took down Ivy
League rivals, Yale, Dartmouth and Brown on the way to the
The Bears got an early lift from its doubles teams, scoring the matches first point as it went 2-1 in doubles play. Sophomore Casey MacMaster and senior Alistair Felton defeated Soufiane Azargui and Brandon Burke, 8-6, but the teams of junior Andy Nguyen and freshman Denis Nguyen and sophomore Christo Schultz and freshman Alex Steinroeder fell to Brown duos of Tom Deighton and Michael Riechmann and Sam Fife and William Spector, respectively.
Harvard entered singles play, needing four singles points to secure the win and got just that. Jonathan Pearlman took down Burke in the No. 1 spot, 6-2, 6-3. Meanwhile Harvard got production from its No. 4 through No. 6 positions yet again, as Schultz defeated Spector, 6-3, 6-1, from the No. 4 position, freshman Henry Steer defeated Mike Hill, 6-1, 6-3, in the No. 5 spot while freshman Shaun Chaudhuri held down the No. 6 position taking the match against Fife, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1.
Harvard had a successful weekend throughout the tournament as it went 2-1 during doubles action and 10-3 in singles play.