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Harvard Men’s Tennis Nearly Flawless at Day One of Harvard Winter Invite

Sophomore Brendan Seaver was one of nine Harvard players to record a win during the singles portion of day of the Havard Winter Invite tournament. (Gil Talbot) 

CAMBRDIGE, Mass. – Harvard men's tennis competitors went a nearly flawless 9-1 in singles competition against players from Fordham and Marist in the opening day of the Harvard Winter Invite on Friday afternoon, held on the Murr Center Tennis courts. The Crimson also shined in doubles matches, going a perfect 6-0 against the tournament field.  

Crimson representatives stormed out of the gate in singles action reeling off eight-straight victories before suffering a loss in the final singles match of the day. In Doubles play the No. 45 team of Alistair Felton and Casey MacMaster defeated Marist's Lorenzo Rossi and Matt Himmelsbach 8-1. "Team Nguyen" (Denis Nguyen and Andy Nguyen) got a win of its own after taking down the Fordham duo of Joris Van Eck and Billy Bishop 8-1. After the day's conclusion, Harvard saw its players sweep competitors from Marist and only suffer one defeat against entrants from Fordham.

Action will resume tomorrow at 12 p.m. as teams will compete in a round of singles competition followed by two rounds of doubles action. Full results can be seen below.
 
Doubles

Allistair Felton/ Casey MacMaster  (Harvard)  Def. Lorenzo Rossi/ Matt Himmelsbach (Marist)  8-1

Andy Nguyen/ Denis Nguyen (Harvard) Def. Joris Van Eck/ Billy Bishop (Marist) 8-1

Alex Steinroeder/ Christo Schultz (Harvard) Def. Kuba Kowlaski/ Srikar Alla (Fordham) 9-7

Jonathan Pearlman/ Henry Steer (Harvard) Def. Will Reznek/ Dalen Klassen (Marist) 8-5

Shaun Chaudhuri/ Brendan Seaver (Harvard) Def. Joseph Dube/ MatteoGuidici (Marist) 8-2

 

Singles

Brendan Seaver/ John Thornton (Harvard) vs. Peara/Tavil (Fordham) 8-3

Jonathan Pearlman (Harvard) Def. Joris Van Eck (Marist) 7-5, 6-3

Alex Steinroeder (Harvard) Def. Matt Himmelsbach (Marist) 6-3, 6-4

Denis Nguyen (Harvard) Def. Lorenzo Rossi (Marist) 6-2, 6-1

Christo Schultz (Harvard) Def. Dave Reznek (Marist) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Henry Steer (Harvard) Def. Kowalski (Fordham)  6-1, 6-2

Andy Nguyen (Harvard) Def. Srikar Alla (Fordham) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1

Alistair Felton (Harvard) Def. Joseph Dube (Marist)  6-1, 6-2

Shaun Chaudhuri (Harvard) Def. Dalen Klassen (Marist) 6-2, 6-2

Casey MacMaster (Harvard) Def. Billy Bishop (Marist)  

Matteo Guidici (Marist) Def. Tavil (Fordham) 6-3, 6-3

Peara (Fordham) Def. John Thornton (Harvard) 6-7, 6-1, 1-0 (3)