Men’s Tennis Wraps Aggie Fall Invite

Photo courtesy of Dean Bauer
Photo courtesy of Dean Bauer

College Station, Texas – Harvard men's tennis wrapped the competitive Aggie Fall Invite over the weekend, facing off in a round-robin format against No. 5 Texas A&M, No. 19 Texas Tech and No. 6 Illinois.

The Crimson faced off against three elite conferences - the SEC, Big 12 and Big Ten - holding their own against the top-ranked competition. Texas A&M finished No. 5 in last year's ITA rankings, followed by Illinois at No. 6 and Tech at No. 19.

Working in the top spot, senior captain Nicky Hu went 1-3 against fierce competition, upsetting No. 35 Shane Vinsant of Texas A&M (7-5, 6-4) in round two. Freshman Andy Zhou completed a solid weekend, earning a 2-2 record with wins over Toshiki Matsuya of Illinois and No. 79 Jolan Cailleau (Texas Tech).

In the three slot, junior Brian Yeung posted a 3-1 mark, upending Pengxuan Jiang and Alex Jesse of Illinois and Max Lunkin of Texas Tech. Sophomore Jean Thirouin completed an upset of No. 55 AJ Caranzariti, Texas A&M, 6-4, 6-3.

The Crimson returns to Cambridge this weekend, heading to the MIT Fall Event Oct. 2-3.

Round 1 Singles
No. 18 Felipe Soares, Texas Tech def. Nicky Hu, Harvard 7-6 (2), 7-5
Andy Zhou, Harvard def. Toshiki Matsuya, Illinois 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (11-9)
No. 55 AJ Catanzariti, Texas A&M def. Grant Solomon, Harvard 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-5
No. 81 Alex Sendegeya, Texas Tech def. Jean Thirouin, Harvard 6-3, 6-3
Brian Yeung, Harvard def. Pengxuan Jiang, Illinois 6-3, 6-2
Kelvin Lam, Harvard def. Frankie Colunga, Texas A&M 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3
Conor Haughey, Harvard def. Carlos DiLaura, Texas Tech 7-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5)
James Martell, Texas A&M def. Michael Peters, Harvard 6-0, 7-5
Sam Giammalva, Texas A&M def. Samuel Beren, Harvard 6-2, 6-4 

Round 1 Doubles
Shane Vinsant & AJ Catanzariti, Texas A&M def. No. 37 Nicky Hu & Brian Yeung, Harvard 8-4
Andy Zhou & Jean Thirouin, Harvard def. Jolan Cailleau & Alex Sendegeya, Texas Tech 8-1
Michael Peters & Kelvin Lam, Harvard def. Pengxuan Jiang & Toshiki Matsuya, Illinois 8-5
James Martell & Frankie Colunga, Texas A&M def. Conor Haughey & Samuel Beren, Harvard 8-4

Round 2 Singles
Nicky Hu, Harvard def. No. 35 Shane Vinsant, Texas A&M 7-5, 6-4
Andy Zhou, Harvard def. No. 79 Jolan Cailleau, Texas Tech 6-3, 7-6 (3)
Brian Yeung, Harvard def. Alex Jesse, Illinois 6-1, 7-6 (10-8)
Jean Thirouin, Harvard def. No. 55 AJ Caranzariti, Texas A&M 6-4, 6-3
Grant Solomon, Harvard def. Tommy Mylnikov, Texas Tech 6-4, 6-1
Asher Hirsch, Illinois def. Kelvin Lam, Harvard 6-4, 6-3
Oscar Janglin Texas A&M def. Kenny Tao, Harvard 6-3, 2-1 (ret)
Julian Childers, Illinois def. Michael Peters, Harvard 6-2, 6-0
Sam Giammalva, Texas A&M def. Conor Haughey, Harvard 6-4, 6-3
Kevin Lam, Texas A&M def. Samuel Beren, Harvard 6-1, 6-7, 10-6

Round 2 Doubles
No. 3 Felipe Soares & Hugo Dojas, Texas Tech def. No. 37 Nicky Hu & Brian Yeung, Harvard 8-5
Alex Jesse & Asher Hirsch, Illinois def. Andy Zhou & Jean Thirouin, Harvard 8-4
Max Lunkin & Arthur Rinderknech, Texas A&M def. Grant Solomon & Conor Haughey, Harvard 8-5
Frankie Colunga & Sam Giammalva, Texas A&M def. Michael Peters & Kelvin Lam, Harvard 8-7(12)

Round 3 Singles
No. 81 Alex Sendegeya, Texas Tech def. Nicky Hu, Harvard 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
No. 18 Felipe Soares, Texas Tech def. Andy Zhou, Harvard 7-5, 6-3
Brian Yeung, Harvard def. Max Lunkin, Texas A&M 7-6 (8-6), 1-6, 6-3
Jean Thirouin, Harvard def. Oscar Janglin, Texas A&M 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Asher Hirsch, Illinois def. Grant Solomon, Harvard 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Pengxuan Jiang, Illinois def. Kelvin Lam, Harvard 7-6 (5), 6-2
Samuel Beren, Harvard def. Jeff Cash, Texas A&M 6-4, 6-2
Julian Childers, Illinois, def. Kelvin Lam, Harvard, 7-6(5), 6-2

Round 3 Doubles
No. 37 Nicky Hu & Brian Yeung, Harvard def. Aron Hiltzik & Toshiki Matsuya, Illinois 6-3
Max Lunkin & AJ Catanzariti, Texas A&M def. Andy Zhou & Jean Thirouin, Harvard 6-3
Carlos DiLaura & Connor Curry, Texas Tech def. Kenny Tao & Conor Haughey, Harvard 6-0
Oscar Janglin & Kevin Lam, Texas A&M def. Michael Peters & Kelvin Lam, Harvard 6-1

Round 4 Singles
No. 46 Aron Hiltzik, Illinois def. No. 117 Nicky Hu, Harvard 6-4, 7-6(0)
No. 53 Arthur Rinderknech, Texas A&M def. Brian Yeung, Harvard 7-5, 7-5
No. 81 Alex Sendegeya, Texas Tech def. Andy Zhou, Harvard 6-2, 6-4
Julian Childers, Illinois def. Jean Thirouin, Harvard 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-1
Max Lunkin, Texas A&M def. Kelvin Lam, Harvard 7-5, 6-1
Conor Haughey, Harvard def. Jett Cash, Texas A&M 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
James Martell, Texas A&M def. Samuel Beren, Harvard 6-2, 6-0