Men’s Tennis Upends Penn, 5-2

Men’s Tennis Upends Penn, 5-2

PHILADELPHIA – Harvard men's tennis (8-4) finished third at the ECAC Championships Sunday morning, besting host Penn (3-6) by a 5-2 margin at Hecht Tennis Center.

The Crimson won the doubles point, as Kelvin Lam and Conor Haughey breezed past Vim De Alwis and Willenborg, 6-3. Sebastian Beltrame and Kenny Tao edged out Thomas Spratt and Matt Nardella (7-6 (3)) to secure the point.

Senior captain Nicky Hu defeated Kyle Mautner in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1, and at the No. 5 position, freshman Andy Zhou also won handily, 6-3, 6-2. Kenny Tao earned a three-set win (7-5, 4-6, 6-3) and Kelvin Lam won his seventh-straight to secure the 5-2 victory.  

Harvard will be back in Cambridge Feb. 26-28 to host St. John's, Northwestern and Bryant.

Singles

No. 1 - Nicky Hu def. Kyle Mautner, 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 - Vim De Alwis def. Sebastian Beltrame, 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 - Josh Pompan def. Brian Yeung, 7-6, 6-3
No. 4 - Kenny Tao def. Matt Nardella, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
No. 5 - Andy Zhou def. Dmitry Shatalin, 6-3, 6-2
No. 6 - Kelvin Lam def. Nicholai Westergaard, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Doubles

Kaplan/Westergaard def. Hu/Yeung 6-3
Beltrame/Tao def. Thomas Spratt/Nardella, 7-6 (3)
Lam/Conor Haughey def. De Alwis/Willenborg, 6-3