Solomon Has Strong Weekend at Ivy Plus Tournament

Solomon Has Strong Weekend at Ivy Plus Tournament


Grant Solomon reached the final of his draw at the Ivy Plus Tournament. (Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's tennis completed play at the Ivy Plus Tournament this afternoon, as Grant Solomon advanced to the finals of the top singles draw at Penn, falling to Charlie Broom from Dartmouth, 6-3, 6-4, in the final. In the Whitman Doubles Draw at Princeton, Brian Yeung and Michael Peters teamed to win the bracket, defeating Marist's Christopher Gladden and Gianlucca Massa, 8-2 in the final.

The tournament, co-hosted by Penn and Princeton with two competition sites, included Harvard's Samuel BerenXavier GonzalezGalen LeeMichael PetersGrant SolomonKenny TaoJean ThirouinLogan Weber, and Brian Yeung.

Solomon defeated Bryant's Matt Kuhar - 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 - and Dartmouth's Eddie Grabill -  4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) - in three sets before advancing to the final via forfeit. Yeung and Peters defeated Dartmouth's Max Schmidt and David Horneffer in the opening round, 8-7, then edged Brown's Peter Litsky and Aron Sandberg, 8-3, before winning today's final.

Logan Weber and Jean Thirouin also had solid weekends in singles play, as both advanced to the semifinals of their brackets, Weber in Penn Singles Flight 2 and Thirouin in the Nassau Singles Draw.

Harvard will head back to Philadelphia to compete at the ITA Regionals, beginning on Oct. 20.


Penn Singles Flight 1

Max Cancilla (Penn) def. Galen Lee (Harvard) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2

Matt Galush (Penn State) def. Lee 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

Lee def. Kaden Funk (Penn) 6-1, 6-2

Lee def. Rohan Sikka (Cornell) 6-2, 6-4


Grant Solomon (Harvard) def. Matt Kuhar (Bryant) 3-6, 7-5, 7-6

Solomon def. Eddie Grabill (Dartmouth) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Solomon def. Chris Vrabel (Ithaca) via forfeit

Charlie Broom (Dartmouth) def. Solomon 6-3, 6-4


Penn Singles Flight 2

Logan Weber (Harvard) def. Nicholai Westergaard (Penn) 7-5, 6-4

Weber def. Jon Carcione (Princeton) 7-5, 6-3

Karim Arem (Cornell) def. Weber 6-2, 6-3

Gabriel Nemeth (Penn State) def. Weber 4-6, 6-2, 6-4


Penn Singles Flight 3

Joey Haig (Dartmouth) def. Samuel Beren (Harvard) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Beren def. Marshall Sharp (Penn) 6-3, 6-4

Balaji Lakshmanan (Drexel) def. Beren 6-2, 6-4

Dan Harris (Penn) def. Beren 6-4, 3-6, 10-6


Xavier Gonzalez (Harvard) def. Paul Midgley (Dartmouth) 7-5, 5-7, 6-1

Gonzalez def. Youssef Lahlou (Drexel) 6-4, 3-6, 10-7

Zach Lieb (Penn State) def. Gonzalez 6-1, 6-4

Gonzalez def. Joey Haig (Dartmouth) 6-3, 6-4


Cordish Singles Draw

Daniel Skripnik (St. John's) def. Michael Peters (Harvard) 6-2, 6-2

Preston Touliatos (Tennessee) def. Peters 3-6, 6-2, 14-12

Paulo Siracusa (Marist) def. Peters 5-7, 6-2, 10-8

Jan Dernic (Marist) def. Peters 2-6, 7-5, 10-5


Lenz Singles Draw

Kenny Tao (Harvard) def. Luka Sucevic (St. John's) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)

Josh Pompan (Penn) def. Tao 6-1, 6-4

Tao def. Alex Day (Princeton) 6-4, 6-2


Nassau Singles Draw

Jean Thirouin (Harvard) def. Matt Nardella (Penn)

Thirouin def. David Horneffer (Dartmouth) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

Kial Kaiser (Princeton) def. Thirouin 6-0, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)


Tiger Singles Draw

Brian Yeung (Harvard) def. Chris Gladden (Marist) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
Kyle Mautner (Penn) def. Yeung 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
Robert Livi (St. John's) def. Yeung 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
Yeung def. Roko Glasnovic (Dartmouth) 6-1, 3-6, 10-8


Penn Doubles Flight 1 

Matt Kuhar/Josh Kilger (Bryant) def. Galen Lee/Logan Weber (Harvard) 8-1


Penn Doubles Flight 2

Beren/Gonzalez (Harvard) def. Art Jakubowski/Luke Lorenz (Bryant) 8-5

Gabriel Nemeth/Ben Lieb (Penn State) def. Beren/Gonzalez 8-3

Pagoda Doubles Draw 

Kenny Tao/Jean Thirouin (Harvard) def. Vodak/Grbic (Buffalo) 8-1

Tao/Thirouin def. Touliatos/Jakovljevic (Tennessee) 8-4

Schafer/Mayronne (South Carolina) def. Tao/Thirouin 8-3


Whitman Doubles Draw

Brian Yeung/Michael Peters (Harvard) def. Schmidt/Horneffer (Dartmouth) 8-7

Yeung/Peters def. Litsky/Sandberg (Brown) 8-3

Yeung/Peters def. Gladden/Massa (Marist) 8-2