Sophomore Joshua Tchan was the lone unbeaten member of the Crimson Thursday, winning at singles and doubles (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
SAN DIEGO – The Harvard men's tennis team got a jump-start Friday against East Tennessee State by winning the doubles point to take an early 1-0 lead, but things were different in the singles competition, as the Buccaneers won five of six matches for a 5-2 win Thursday at the Hilton Mission Valley Spring Classic.
Freshman Casey MacMaster and senior Aba Omodele-Lucien took the victory for the Crimson (7-7) at the No. 1 doubles spot over the Buccaneers' Grega Terz and Charles Bottoni, 8-4. Junior Jonathan Pearlman and sophomore Joshua Tchan defeated the duo of Robin Akser and Juan Ramirez, 8-6, at the No. 3 slot.
Tchan was the only member of the Crimson to earn a victory in singles, taking a three-set, 6-1, 5-7, 10-6, decision over Jeremy Bonnevalle at the No. 6 position.
Harvard will take on Alabama-Birmingham in the consolation bracket at 10 a.m. Friday.
ETSU 5, Harvard 2
|1||Grega Teraz def. Jonathan Pearlman||7-5, 6-2|
|2||Sander Gille def. Alistair Felton||6-7, 6-3, 6-4|
|3||Jesus Bandres def. Aba Omodele-Lucien||7-6, 6-3|
|4||Charles Bottoni def. Andy Nguyen||6-4, 6-3|
|5||Juan Ramirez def. Casey MacMaster||6-1, 7-6|
|6||Joshua Tchan def. Jeremy Bonnevalle||6-1, 5-7, 10-6|
|1||MacMaster/Omodele-Lucien def. Bottoni/Teraz||8-4|
|2||Bandres/Gille def. Felton/Nguyen||8-6|
|3||Pearlman/Tchan def. Akser/Ramirez||8-6|