ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Seven All-Ivy Accolades For League Champion Men’s Tennis

Denis Nguyen earned unanimous first team accolades for singles and doubles (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –
After clinching its second straight outright Ivy League title, the Harvard men’s tennis team garnered seven All-Ivy League accolades, the league announced Thursday. The seven All-Ivy nods represent the most for the men’s tennis team since 2008.

Sophomore Denis Nguyen highlighted the honorees, garnering unanimous first-team accolades in both singles and doubles. Nguyen held down the top singles spot for the Crimson this season, going 4-3 in Ivy League matches and 8-8 in the spring schedule. His doubles partner, junior co-captain Casey MacMaster, was also a unanimous first-team selection at doubles. Nguyen and MacMaster combined for a near-perfect 6-1 mark in Ivy doubles play and totaled 13 wins to just three losses during the dual season.

Harvard’s final first-team honoree was sophomore singles specialist Shaun Chaudhuri, who garnered first-team accolades thanks to a 6-1 singles record at No. 2 in league action. The sophomore finished the regular-season dual slate with a 12-8 record, seeing action on the first and second singles courts. Senior co-captain Andy Nguyen earned a pair of All-Ivy nods, picking up second team honors for both singles and doubles. Nguyen was dominant for the Crimson at third and fourth singles, posting a 5-2 record in league matches, a 16-4 mark in dual matches and a 12-2 record at fourth singles. He also went 5-2 in Ancient Eight doubles action and 13-5 overall, playing primarily on the second court. Sophomore Alex Steinroeder rounded out the award winners, picking up second team singles accolades thanks to a 15-8 dual record on the third and fourth courts.

The Crimson now sets its sights on the NCAA tournament, where it will face off against Samford Friday, May 10 in a first-round matchup. Harvard will travel to Starkville, Miss., for the regional round with Mississippi State serving as the host institution.


PLAYER OF THE YEAR

*Matija Pecotic, Princeton (Sr. - Sliema, Malta)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Dragos Ignat, Columbia (Fr. - Bacao, Romania)

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY
Singles

Dragos Ignat, Columbia (Fr. - Bacao, Romania)

*Winston Lin, Columbia (So. - Williamsville, N.Y.)

Sam Fleck, Cornell (So. - Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Shaun Chaudhuri, Harvard (So. - Pleasanton, Calif.)


*Denis Nguyen, Harvard (So. - Anaheim, Calif.)


*Matija Pecotic, Princeton (Sr. - Sliema, Malta)

*John Huang, Yale (Sr. - Irvine, Calif.)

 

Doubles

Ashok Narayana, Columbia (So. - Houston)

Max Schnur, Columbia (So. - Richmond, Va.)

*Denis Nguyen, Harvard (So. - Anaheim, Calif.)

*Casey MacMaster, Harvard (Jr. -  Fort Collins, Colo.)

*Matija Pecotic, Princeton (Sr. - Sliema, Malta)

Zack McCourt, Princeton (So. - Sunrise, Fla.)

 

SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY

Singles

Michael Riechmann, Brown (So. - Houston)

Ashok Narayana, Columbia (So. - Houston)

Andy Nguyen, Harvard (Sr. - Phoenix)

Alex Steinroeder, Harvard (So. - Concord, Mass.)

Daniel Hoffman, Yale (Sr. - Atherton, Calif.)

Marc Powers, Yale (Sr. - Stamford, Conn.)

 

Doubles

Sam Fleck, Cornell (So. - Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Xander Centenari, Dartmouth (Sr. - Towson, Md.)

Brandon DeBot, Dartmouth (Jr. - Stevens Point, Wis.)

Andy Nguyen, Harvard (Sr. - Phoenix)

Daniel Hoffman, Yale (Sr. - Atherton, Calif.)

Marc Powers, Yale (Sr. - Stamford, Conn.)

 

* Unanimous Selection

^ Due to ties in voting, there are seven singles players on the first team