Beltrame Leads Men's Tennis at ITA Northeast Regional Tournament

Beltrame Leads Men's Tennis at ITA Northeast Regional Tournament

Sebastian Beltrame advanced to the quarterfinals of the main singles draw at the ITA Northeast Regional.

The Harvard men's tennis team completed competition at the ITA Northeast Regional Championships today, held at the Hecht Tennis Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Senior co-captain Sebastian Beltrame had the best individual showing for the Crimson.

Beltrame advanced to the quarterfinals of the main singles draw, defeating Jan Cimrman (NJIT) on Friday (6-2, 6-3), Dusan Vukisevic (St. John's) on Saturday (6-1, 7-5) and Lev Kazakov (Cornell) on Sunday (3-6, 6-4, 6-4). In his quarterfinal match against No. 1 seed Shawn Hadavi this morning, Beltrame fell, 6-2, 6-3.

Junior co-captain Jean Thirouin and senior Brian Yeung advanced to the round of 16 in singles action, as Harvard competitors in the tournament finished with a combined singles record of 9-5.

In doubles action, Yeung and sophomore Michael Peters had the best showing for the Crimson, advancing to quarterfinals with wins over Cornell pair Kazakov/Rimondini (8-4), and Buffalo doubles team Nittolo/Kaoy (8-4).

"I'm proud of the team's growth this fall," said associate head coach Andrew Rueb. "This weekend was a big step forward along that path. We've put in a lot of hard work both on and off the court and to see each player find another gear at some point over the weekend was very exciting. Now we have to get back to work so we can build on those performances and make them more routine."

Round of 128: Sebastian Beltrame (Bye)
Round of 64: Beltrame def. Jan Cimrman, NJIT (6-2, 6-3)
Round of 32: Beltrame def. Dusan Vukisevic, St. John's (6-1, 7-5)
Round of 16: Beltrame def. Lev Kazakov, Cornell (3-6, 6-4, 6-4)
Quarterfinals: Shawn Hadavi, Columbia def. Beltrame (6-2, 6-3)

Round of 128: Jean Thirouin (Bye)
Round of 64: Thirouin def. Michael Nguyen, Army (6-4, 3-6, 7-5)
Round of 32: Thirouin def. Max Fliegner, Dartmouth (7-6, 6-3)
Round of 16: Chris Vrabel, Cornell def. Thirouin (6-4, 6-4)

Round of 128: Grant Solomon def. Myles Conlin, Army (6-2, 6-4)
Round of 64: Colin Sinclair, Cornell def. Solomon (6-3, 6-7, 6-0)

Round of 128: Brian Yeung (bye)
Round of 64: Yeung def. Ethan Nittolo, Buffalo (3-6, 6-3, 6-4)
Round of 32: Yeung def. Victor Pham, Columbia (4-6, 6-4, 6-0
Round of 16: David Horneffer, Dartmouth def. Yeung (7-6 (3), 7-6 (3))

Round of 128: Kenny Tao (bye)
Round of 64: Tao def. Ryan Cheng, Yale (6-2, 6-3)
Round of 32: Alex Keyser, Columbia def. Tao (6-0, 6-3)

Round of 64: Brian Yeung/Michael Peters (bye)
Round of 32: Yeung/Peters def. Kazakov/Rimondini, Cornell (8-4)
Round of 16: Yeung/Peters def. Nittolo/Kaoy, Buffalo (8-4)
Quarterfinals: Hadavi/Tang, Columbia def. Yeung/Peters (8-3)

Round of 64: Sebastian Beltrame/Jean Thirouin def. Franz/Luna, St. Francis (8-3)
Round of 32: Beltrame/Thirouin def. Lampman/Shannon, Army (8-6)
Round of 16: Pham/Pham, Columbia def. Beltrame/Thirouin (8-6)

Round of 64: Hagermoser/Doehler, Yale def. Kenny Tao/Grant Solomon (8-4)