Men’s Tennis Wraps USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships

Men’s Tennis Wraps USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Harvard men's tennis finished competition at the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships over the weekend.

The best effort of the weekend went to sophomore Kenny Tao, who went 2-1 at the tournament. Tao defeated Jeremy Kochman of Lehigh (6-1, 7-5) before taking down 17-32 seeded Robert Livi of St. John's (7-5, 7-5). Tao's run was stopped in a three-set struggle, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 against Shawn Hadavi of Columbia.

Senior co-captain Nicky Hu also earned a win over Drexel's Xabier Saavedra (6-1, 6-4). Senior co-captain Conor Haughey and senior Kelvin Lam earned wins on day one for the Crimson.

Harvard returns to action for the Tribe Invite and the Bulldog Invite the weekend of Nov. 13.


Mladen Mitak (Brown) def. Jean Thirouin 6-4, 6-4
Eric Rubin (Columbia) def. Grant Solomon 7-6, 6-3
Nicky Hu def. Xabier Saavedra (Drexel) 6-1, 6-4
Greg Garcia (Brown) def. Nicky Hu w/o
Zachary Lessen (Penn) def. Andy Zhou 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
Colin Sinclair (Cornell) def. Kelvin Lam 6-2, 6-4
Kenny Tao def. Jeremy Kochman (Lehigh) 6-1, 7-5
Kenny Tao def. Robert Livi (St. John's) 7-5, 7-5
Shawn Hadavi (Columbia) def. Kenny Tao 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Brian Yeung def. Max Fliegner (Dartmouth) 6-2, 6-7, 6-2
David Volfson (Cornell) def. Brian Yeung 6-0, 6-4
Conor Haughey def. Marcus Smith (Hofstra) 6-3, 6-2
Timothy Wang (Columbia) def. Conor Haughey 6-2, 6-2
Kelvin Lam def. Kyle Childree (Boston College) 6-4, 6-3
Kelvin Lam def. Jay Leelavanich (BU) 6-2, 1-0 (ret.)

Yeung/Hu def. Foo-Kune/Tico (St. Francis) 8-6
Yeoh/Mitak (Brown) def. Yeung/Hu w/o
Thirouin/Zhou def. Kochman/Petersen (Lehigh) 8-6
Svenning/D. Wang (Yale) def. Thurouin/Zhou 8-7
Lam/Haughey def. Mautner/Westergaard (Penn) 8-1
Vermeer/V. Pham (Colum) def. Lam/Haughey 8-6