Nguyen and Yeung Doubles Champions at ITA Regional Championships

Nguyen and Yeung Doubles Champions at ITA Regional Championships

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. – Harvard men's tennis wrapped up competition at the ITA Regional Championships Tuesday, facing off against some of the top competition on the east coast. Senior Alex Steinroeder and sophomore Sebastian Beltrame advanced to the quarterfinals in the singles flights, while the duo of senior Denis Nguyen and sophomore Brian Yeung earned the championship title in the doubles flight.

In the semifinals, Nguyen and Yeung bested Cornell's Vrabel and Casares to square off against Dartmouth's Sakinis and Kipuoras. The duo turned away the Big Red pair for the USTA/ITA regional championship title.

Steinroeder earned four-straight wins – including a three-set victory over Victor Pugliese of Monmouth in the phase of 32 and a defeat of No. 84 Tyler Lu (Yale) – before dropping a 6-2, 7-6 match to No. 8 Winston Lin of Columbia. Beltrame was tripped up by No. 72 Dovydas Sakinis (Dartmouth) after downing Columbia's Max Schnur in straight sets in the final 16 round.

Freshman Kenny Tao also nearly advanced to the quarterfinals, falling in the round of 16 to Arvid Benzins (FDU) in a back-and-forth three-set match. Nguyen and Yeung also advanced to the round of 32 in their respective singles flights.

The Crimson will spend Halloween at the UTR Metro Open in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Alex Steinroder (Quarterfinals)
def. Andres Alban (NJIT) 7-5, 6-2
def. Victor Pugliese (Monmouth) 7-5, 5-7, 7-5
def. Tyler Lu (Yale) 7-6, 6-2
lost Winston Lin (Columbia) 6-2, 7-6

Sebastian Beltrame (Quarterfinals)
def. Ivan Kravtchenko (Brown) 6-2, 7-6
def. Robin Lesage (Binghamton)

Kenny Tao (Round of 16)
def. Rudolf Kurz (Marist) 6-1, 7-6
def. Zach McCourt (Princeton) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (3)

Denis Nguyen (Round of 32)
def. Michal Rolski (Wagner)
lost Ziqi Wang (Yale) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

Brian Yeung (Round of 32)
def. Gregory Garcia (Brown) 7-6, 6-4
lost Eric Rubin (Columbia)

Andrew Ball (Round of 64)
def. Ernesto Arguello (Bryant)
def. Timo Tanzer (Marist)
def. Chris Vrabel (Cornell)
lost Ciro Riccardi (Dartmouth) 6-2, 6-2

Grant Solomon (Round of 64)
def. Grant Reichmann (Army) 6-2, 7-5
def. Christopher Toner (UConn) 6-2, 6-1
def. George Wall (Dartmouth) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
lost Winston Lin (Columbia) 6-3, 7-6

Nicky Hu (Round of 64)
lost John Pompan (Penn) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2


Nguyen/Yeung (Champions)
def. Vrabel/Casares (Cornell)
def. Sakinis/Kipuoras (Dartmouth)

Beltrame/Solomon (Round of 16)
def. Spreyer/Toner 8-5
def. Lesage/Hureau 8-3

Ball/Steinroder (Round of 32)
def. Morris/Vogt (Bryant) 8-1
lost Kipouras/Sakinis (Dartmouth) 8-6