Freshman Casey MacMaster improved his record Saturday to 13-5 in doubles matches this spring (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
SAN DIEGO – It was strength at the bottom of the lineup that held up for the Harvard men's tennis team Saturday, grabbing three of four matches in the No. 3 through No. 6 spots to clinch a 4-3 Crimson win over Denver in the Hilton Mission Valley Spring Classic.
Freshman Casey MacMaster improved his singles record in duals this spring to 9-2 with a three-set, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, victory over fellow rookie Alex Clinkenbeard of Denver. Sophomore Joshua Tchan went back above .500 (3-2) at the No. 6 spot this season with a two-set blanking, 6-0, 6-0, over the Pioneers' Angel Alvarez.
The Crimson returns home March 27 for a doubleheader versus Illinois State and Fairfield at the Murr Center Tennnis Courts.
Harvard 4, Denver 3
|1||Enej Bonin def. Jonathan Pearlman||6-4, 6-3|
|2||Yannick Weihs def. Alistair Felton||7-6(5), 6-4|
|3||Aba Omodele-Lucien def. Jens Vorkefeld||6-4, 6-2|
|4||Andrew Landwerlen def. Andy Nguyen||7-5, 6-4|
|5||Casey MacMaster def. Alex Clinkenbeard||7-5, 3-6, 6-4|
|6||Joshua Tchan def. Angel Alvarez||6-0, 6-0|
|1||MacMaster/Omodele-Lucien def. Landwerlen/Vorkefeld||8-2|
|2||Pearlman/Tchan vs. Bonin/Weihs||DNF|
|3||Felton/Nguyen def. Alvarez/Clinkenbeard||8-4|