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Men's Tennis Embarks on Busy Weekend Schedule

Dartmouth's Brandon DeBot
Dartmouth's Brandon DeBot

PRINCETON, N.J. -- It is a busy weekend on the courts for Ivy League men's tennis with all Seven teams competing in two tournaments.

Harvard is hosting its three-day Fall Chowda Fest, featuring feature three-time defending national champion USC, Texas A&M and Michigan, along with the host Crimson. Competitors from Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton and Yale will be competing at the 2011 USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Men's College Invitational in Flushing, N.Y.

Cornell is idle until Oct. 8-9 when the Big Red hosts Yale, Army and Binghamton at the Reis Tennis Center.

Once again, there was a strong Ivy League presence at the the Farnsworth/Princeton Invitational, taking home titles in three singles and two doubles draws.

Cornell's Jason Luu (C flight) and Kyle Berman (E) and Penn's Jeremy Court (D) won their respective flights while Yale's Marc Powers, the second-seed in the A singles bracket, fell in the final for a second-straight year, this time a straight-set loss to St. John's Vasco Mladenov. In doubles, the League took home two of the three flight titles with Powers teaming with Daniel Hoffman for the A flight title on a 9-7 victory over Penn State's Russell Bader and Bryan Welnetz and the Cornell duo of Alex Sydney and Venkat Iyer defeated fellow Ivies Matt Siow and Matt Spindler of Princeton, 8-2. Results of flight final and consolation final matches involving Ivy players were:

A singles: Vasco Mladenov (St. John's) def. (2) Marc Powers (Yale), 6-4, 6-1
A singles consolation: Russell Bader (Penn State) def. Matt Spindler (Princeton), 6-0, 6-7, 7-6
B singles consolation: Alex Sidney (Cornell) def. Matt Siow (Princeton), 6-4, 6-3
C singles: (3-4) Jason Luu (Cornell) def. Bert Vancura (Columbia), 7-5, 6-3
C singles consolation: Tizian Bucher (Columbia) def. Chris Hasyn (Penn State), 1-6, 7-6, 7-6
D singles: Jeremy Court (Penn) def. (2) Evan McElwain (Cornell), 7-5, 2-6, 6-1
D singles consolation: Theodore Marin (Columbia) def. Ravi Yegya-Raman (Princeton), 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
E singles: (1) Kyle Berman (Cornell) def. Ian Laster (Columbia), 7-5, 6-2
E singles consolation: Ben Quazzo (Princeton) def. Yuri Gricheno (Fairleigh Dickinson), 6-3, 6-3
A doubles: (1) Powers/Daniel Hoffman (Yale) def. Bader/Bryan Welnetz (Penn State), 9-7
B doubles: Sydney/Venkat Iyer (Cornell) def. (3-4) Siow/Spindler (Princeton), 8-2
B doubles consolation: Hasyn/Taylor Cohen/(Penn State) def. Daniel Faierman/Zach Krumholz (Yale), 9-8
C doubles consolation: Patrick Chase/Kyle Dawson (Yale) def. Rafael Rodrigues/Ruben Haggai (Binghamton), 9-8(3)

Brown and Dartmouth dominated the flight titles at the Brown Invitational, winning seven of the eight singles and all four of the doubles titles. Results of flight final and consolation final matches involving Ivy players were:
Black: John Kelly (Dartmouth) def. Matteo Guidici (Marist), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Blue: Soufiane Azargui (Brown) def. Mike Hill (Brown), 6-4, 0-6, 6-2
Brown: Michael Riechmann (Brown) def. Billy Bishop (Marist), 7-5, 6-4
Green: Tom Deighton (Brown) def. Brandon Burke (Brown), 5-1 ret.
Orange: Nick Newhouse (Brown) def. Sean Rodriguez (Amherst), 7-5, 7-6(8)
Red: Chris Kipouras (Dartmouth) def. Joris Van Eck (Marist), 6-3, 6-2
Yellow: Joseph Dube (Marist) def. Miles Garrigues (Brown), 6-2, 6-0

Gray: Timmy Klanke/Jacob Laser (Brown) def. Andrew Jung/Justin Hendrix (Amherst), 9-8(3)
Maroon: Neff/Garrigues (Brown) def. Dube/Dalen Klassen (Marist), 8-2
Pink: Deighton/Riechman (Brown) def. Hill/Daniel Hirschberg (Brown), 8-4
White: William Spector/Sam Fife (Brown) def. Azargui/Burke (Brown), 8-6

Dartmouth pulled double duty over the weekend with four Big Green players competing at the Midland Racquet Club Invitational, earning valuable experience against tough competition. Sophomore Brandon DeBot won two matches in the consolation draw. The Big Green faced highly ranked teams at the event including Texas A&M, Texas, TCU, SMU, Tulsa, New Mexico, Davidson, and Boise State.

Main Draw
Justin To (Rice) def. Chris Ho (Dartmouth), 6-2, 6-3
Cameron Ghorbani (Dartmouth) def. Tristan Jackson (Tulsa), 6-0, 6-3
Daniel Brown (Texas A&M) def. Brandon DeBot (Dartmouth) 4-6, 6-4, 10-6
Grant Ive (Tulsa) def. Xander Centenari (Dartmouth) 6-4, 7-6

DeBot (Dartmouth) def. Max Ando Hirsch (SMU): 5-7, 6-4, 10-4
DeBot (Dartmouth) def. Paul Chappell (TCU): 6-2, 6-4
Nathan Sereke (Boise State) def. DeBot (Dartmouth), 6-2, 6-4
Conor Berg (New Mexico) def. Xander Centenari (Dartmouth), 6-4, 7-5
Scott Sears (Boise State) def. Chris Ho (Dartmouth), 4-6, 6-4, 10-4

Nicolas Moreno/Yauheni Yakauleu (Texas-Arlington) def. Ho/Debot (Dartmouth), 8-2
Philipp Seifert/Lief Berger (Rice) def. Centenari/Ghorbani (Dartmouth), 8-4