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February 19, 2012

Harvard Men's Tennis Holds Off Brown to Win 2012 ECAC Indoor Title

Tournament Bracket

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 tournament title.

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.