Freshman Casey MacMaster improved Monday to 8-2 in doubles this spring (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The doubles team of Jonathan Pearlman and Casey MacMaster extended its win streak to four matches Monday as the Harvard men's tennis team fell to second-seeded Princeton, 6-1, in the third place match of the ECAC Indoor Championship at the Murr Center Tennis Courts.
The pair topped No. 74 Princeton's duo of Augie Bloom and Matt Spindler, 8-1, the same doubles team that Alistair Felton and Andy Nguyen defeated to win the ITA Northeast Regional Indoor championship in October.
Felton picked up the Crimson's lone point Monday with a three-set, 4-6, 6-4, 11-9, victory at the No. 2 singles spot against Spindler. The Tigers won the doubles point with a 9-7 edging of Felton and Nguyen by Matija Pecotic and Matt Siow at No. 1, another rematch from the ITA Regional, and an 8-2 win at the No. 3 slot.
The Crimson takes a week off before going on the road for the first time this spring March 5-6. Harvard will travel to Ball State March 5, and visit No. 12 Louisville March 6.
No. 74 Princeton 6, Harvard 1
|1||Matija Pecotic def. Jonathan Pearlman||6-4, 6-1|
|2||Alistair Felton def. Matt Spindler||4-6, 6-4, 11-9|
|3||Augie Bloom def. Alexei Chijoff-Evans||7-5, 6-0|
|4||Matt Siow def. Andy Nguyen||6-2, 7-5|
|5||Dan Richardson def. Joshua Tchan||7-5, 6-2|
|6||Alex Faust def. Davis Mangham||3-6, 6-3, 10-8|
|1||Pecotic/Siow def. Felton/Nguyen||9-7|
|2||MacMaster/Pearlman def. Bloom/Spindler||8-1|
|3||Dan Davies/Yohei Shoji def. Chijoff-Evans/Tchan||8-2|