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Princeton Wins Tightly Contested Dual Over Harvard Men's Tennis

Princeton Wins Tightly Contested Dual Over Harvard Men's Tennis

Sophomore Andy Nguyen won his singles match in straight sets Sunday (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

PRINCETON, N.J. – Every point counted Sunday between Princeton and the Harvard men's tennis team, as two doubles matches were decided by one game and five of the six singles matches went to a deciding third set. The Tigers would grab the final edge, 4-3, over the Crimson.

Alistair Felton and Andy Nguyen grabbed their 20th win of the season as a doubles tandem, defeating Augie Bloom and Dan Davies at the No. 3 spot, 8-4. Bloom paired with Matt Spindler in the fall when Felton and Nguyen topped them to take the ITA Northeast Region Indoor title. Harvard (13-9, 2-2 Ivy League) would lose the doubles point, however, as the teams of Casey MacMaster and Aba Omodele-Lucien (No. 1), and Jonathan Pearlman and Joshua Tchan (No. 2) both fell, 9-8, to Princeton (12-6, 5-0 Ivy League) duos.

Harvard got singles victories from MacMaster, Nguyen and Omodele-Lucien. Nguyen's win was the only singles match Sunday that did not go three sets, as he topped Princeton's Dan Richardson, 6-4, 6-4. MacMaster's match was the closest of the day, as each set went to a tiebreaking 13th game. The freshman would beat Matt Siow, 6-7, 7-6, 7-6, at the No. 4 slot.

The Crimson continues Ivy League play with a road match at Yale Friday before returning home Sunday to host Brown in its final home dual of the season.

No. 59 Princeton 4, Harvard 3

No. Singles   Score
1 Matija Pecotic def. Jonathan Pearlman   7-5, 2-6, 6-4
2 Aba Omodele-Lucien def. Matt Spindler   6-7, 7-6, 6-2
3 Augie Bloom def. Alistair Felton   6-3, 3-6, 6-2
4 Casey MacMaster def. Matt Siow   6-7, 7-6, 7-6
5 Andy Nguyen def. Dan Richardson   6-4, 6-4
6 Alex Faust def. Joshua Tchan   6-3, 2-6, 7-6
  Doubles    
1 Pecotic/Siow def. MacMaster/Omodele-Lucien   9-8
2 Michael Lin/Yohei Shoji def. Pearlman/Tchan   9-8
3 Felton/Nguyen def. Bloom/Dan Davies   8-4

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