Brown Tops Harvard Men's Tennis in 80th Meeting

The doubles team of Alistair Felton and Andy Nguyen won its 21st match of the season Sunday (Harvard Athletic Communications).

 Brown came in to the Murr Center Tennis Courts Sunday and defeated the No. 65 Harvard men's tennis team for the first time in five years and seven tries with a 4-3 come-from-behind decision.

Harvard (14-10, 3-3 Ivy League) won the doubles point with wins from the teams of Casey MacMaster and Aba Omodele-Lucien at No. 1 and Alistair Felton and Andy Nguyen at No. 3, to take the early 1-0 lead in the dual. Brown came out and won four singles matches, though, the final coming at No. 4, where the rookie MacMaster fell to Brown's Kendrick Au, 7-5, 7-5.

The Crimson got singles wins from junior Jonathan Pearlman at No. 1, his second straight win at the top, and Joshua Tchan at No. 6, making it back-to-back wins for the sophomore at the bottom of the lineup.

Harvard will wrap up the regular season Wednesday with a match at Dartmouth scheduled for 3 p.m.

Brown 4, No. 65 Harvard 3
No. Singles Score
1 Jonathan Pearlman def. Mike Hill   6-2, 6-4
2 Sam Fife def. Aba Omodele-Lucien   1-6, 6-1, 6-1
3 Brandon Burke def. Alistair Felton   6-4, 6-2
4 Kendrick Au def. Casey MacMaster   7-5, 7-5
5 Tom Deighton def. Andy Nguyen   6-3, 6-3
6 Joshua Tchan def. Charlie Posner   6-2, 6-4
1 MacMaster/Omodele-Lucien def. Au/Burke   8-6
2 Fife/Posner def. Pearlman/Tchan   8-4
3 Felton/Nguyen def. Hill/Klanke   8-3