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Men's Tennis Breezes by Brown, Advances to Semifinals of ECAC Championships

Freshman Andy Nguyen (pictured) picked up a doubles win and a singles win to help the Crimson advance to the semifinals of the ECAC Championships.
Photo courtesy of DSPics.com.

NEW HAVEN, Conn.- The Harvard men’s tennis team cruised to a 5-2 victory over Brown (4-4) in the quarterfinals of the ECAC Championships. With the win, the second-seeded Crimson advances to the semifinals of the tournament.

Harvard (2-2) swept all three doubles matches to earn the coveted doubles point to jump out to an early 1-0 lead heading into singles action. The tandem of junior Aba Omodele-Lucien and freshman Christo Schultz handled the Bear’s top pair, winning 8-1. Sophomore Alistair Felton and rookie Andy Nguyen earned an 8-3 win at the No. 2 position and junior Alexei Chijoff-Evans and freshman Joshua Tchan grabbed an 8-4 victory at the No. 3 slot to complete the sweep.

The Crimson captured four singles matches in straight sets to seal its second straight dual win of the season. Chijoff-Evans posted a 6-2, 6-3 victory at the No. 1 spot. Nguyen claimed a 6-4, 6-1 win at the No. 5 position and senior captain Michael Hayes easily handled his opponent, winning in decisive fashion, 6-1, 6-2.

Harvard will take on Princeton, the sixth-seed in the tournament, in the semifinals tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.

Singles
No. 1  Alexei Chijoff-Evans (Harvard) def. Skate Gorham, 6-2, 6-3
No. 2  Kendrick Au (Brown) def. Aba Omodele-Lucien, 6-4, 6-4
No. 3  Alistair Felton (Harvard) def. Tim Klanke, 3-0, Ret.
No. 4  Mike Hill (Brown) def. Joshua Tchan, 6-3, 6-4
No. 5  Andy Nguyen (Harvard) def. Charlie Posner, 6-4, 6-1
No. 6  Michael Hayes (Harvard) def. Jimmy Crystal, 6-1, 6-2

Doubles
No. 1  Omodele-Lucien/Schultz (Harvard) def. Gorham/Au, 8-1
No. 2  Felton/Nguyen (Harvard) def. Klanke/Hill, 8-3
No. 3  Chijoff-Evans/Tchan def. Posner/Crystal, 8-4