Men’s Tennis Completes Play at Ivy Plus

Photo courtesy of OAC
Photo courtesy of OAC

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's tennis wrapped the weekend at the Ivy Plus Tournament, as Nicky Hu advanced to the quarterfinals in the top draw before falling to eventual runner-up Ciro Riccardi from Dartmouth.

Hu bested Stefan Vinti (Cornell) and Shawn Hadavi (Columbia) in three-set battles. Against Riccardi, Hu retired after winning the first set, 6-3, and dropping the second, 6-1.

In the Whitman Draw, Grant Solomon rallied to best Dylan Brown from Cornell (4-6, 6-4, 6-4) before upending Ben Lieb from Penn State in straight sets (6-4, 6-2). Jack Turchetta got the best of Solomon in the quarterfinals, winning the three-set struggle 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1.

The Crimson continues on the road to College Station, Texas to compete at the Aggie Fall Invite on Sept. 25-27.

Tiger Draw
Nicky Hu (Harvard) def. Stefan Vinti (Cornell) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2
Hu def. Shawn Hadavi (Columbia) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
Ciro Riccardi (Dartmouth) def. Hu 3-6, 6-1, ret.

Lenz Draw
Jean Thirouin (Harvard) def. Kros (Virginia Tech) 6-2, 7-5
Marc Collado (Penn State) def. Thirouin 6-3, 6-4
Tomas Hanzlik (Penn State) def. Thirouin 6-3, 6-1

Pagoda Draw
Smelvanski (Tennessee) def. Brian Yeung (Harvard) 6-3, 6-0
Brendan Tannebaum (Dartmouth) def. Yeung 4-6, 7-6, 10-4

Whitman Draw
Grant Solomon (Harvard) def. Dylan Brown (Cornell) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Solomon def. Ben Lieb (Penn State) 6-4, 6-2
Jack Turchetta (Columbia) def. Solomon 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1

Jadwin Draw
Thomas Spratt (Penn) def. Conor Haughey (Harvard) 7-6 (3), 6-3
Haughey def. Jake Gabay (Cornell) 7-6 (2), 6-4)
Haughey def. Radu (walkover)
Mohamed El Tonbari (Princeton) def. Haughey 6-2, 7-5

Christopher Grant (Columbia) def. Kelvin Lam 6-1, ret.
Lam def. Austin Kaplan (Penn) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles
Yeung/Hu (Harvard) def. DeAlwis/Kaplan (Penn) 8-5
Lebedev/Broadus (Notre Dame) def. Yeung/Hu 8-7

Hejhal/Munshaw (St. John's) def. Thirouin/Zhou (Harvard) 8-4

Haughey/Lam def. Livi/Rozskowski (St. John's) walkover
Pedraza/Haig (Dartmouth) def. Haughey/Lam 8-3