Crimson Performs Well at Harvard Halloween Tournament; Boasts Two Finalists

Senior captain Michael Hayes (pictured) bowed out in the finals of Flight A singles at the Harvard Halloween Tournament.
Photo courtesy of David Silverman Photography.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Harvard men’s tennis team earned two finalists at the event, one in each singles flight at the Harvard Halloween Tournament Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

Senior captain Michael Hayes fell in the finale of Flight A singles to Dartmouth’s Dan Freeman, 6-3, 6-4. Hayes reached the finals by defeating Dartmouth’s Chris Ho in the first round, Curtis Roby in the quarterfinals and Brown’s Andrew Yazmer in the semifinals. In Flight B singles, freshman Tunc Kiymaz bowed out in the finals to Dartmouth’s Kevin Cox, 6-1, 6-1. Kiymaz downed MIT’s Brian Oldfield and Brandeis’ Steven Nieman en route to the finals.

The doubles pair of sophomore Davis Mangham and Hayes advanced to the semifinals but lost to eventual champions Andrew Malizia and Freeman of Dartmouth. Hayes and Mangham received a bye in the first round and defeated Luciano Musella and Miles Garigues from Brown in the quarterfinals. Overall, the Crimson earned eight wins through the three-day tournament.

The doubles team of sophomore Alistair Felton and freshman Andy Nguyen will compete next at the ITA Indoor National Championships held in New Haven, Conn., Nov. 5-8.