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Harvard Men's Tennis Defeats Dartmouth in Season Finale

Sophomore Andy Nguyen ended the season on a high note Wednesday with a victory at the No. 5 singles spot (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

HANOVER, N.H. – For the 20th straight time Wednesday, the Harvard men's tennis team came out on top against Dartmouth. The 4-3 victory makes it 18 years since the Big Green defeated the Crimson.

Harvard finishes the year in a tie with Dartmouth for third place in the Ivy League. Wednesday's victory was a come-from-behind win for the Crimson after losing the doubles point to open the match. Dartmouth swept all three doubles matchups for the early advantage.

Junior Jonathan Pearlman won his third straight match at the No. 1 singles spot, defeating the Big Green's Michael Laser, 6-2, 6-0. The No. 3 through No. 6 singles matches all went three sets, with the Crimson winning three of them. Alistair Felton, Andy Nguyen and Joshua Tchan all earned victories to help lead Harvard to the win.

With the regular season wrapped up, Harvard will await the announcement of participants for the 2011 NCAA men's tennis championship. The first and second rounds in regionals will be held May 12-14 at campus sites to be determined. The Championship will be held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., May 19-29.

Harvard 4, Dartmouth 3

No. Singles   Score
1 Jonathan Pearlman def. Michael Laser   6-2, 6-0
2 Xander Centenari def. Aba Omodele-Lucien   6-1, 6-0
3 Alistair Felton def. Curtis Roby   7-6, 6-7, 6-4
4 Chris Ho def. Casey MacMaster   6-7, 7-6, 6-4
5 Andy Nguyen def. W. Stephen Greif   4-6, 6-4, 6-4
6 Joshua Tchan def. Brandon DeBot   6-4, 2-6, 6-3
  Doubles    
1 Centenari/Laser def. MacMaster/Omodele-Lucien   9-8
2 Greif/Roby def. Felton/Nguyen   8-6
3 Alex de Chatellus/Cameron Ghorbani def. Pearlman/Tchan   8-6