Bears Win Four Singles Flights at Penn Invitational

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Brown men's tennis team competed in the Penn Invitational over the weekend and dominated the field, winning all four singles flights the Bears played in and advancing to the finals in one of the two doubles flights.

Winners for Brown included sophomore William Spector (Weston, MA), who won the Penn flight by defeating Jonathan Carcione (Princeton), junior David Neff (New York, NY), who claimed the Red Flight title by defeating Washi Gervais (St. Francis), and sophomore Daniel Hirschberg (Westport, CT), who won the Quaker Flight title by defeating Dan Richardson (Princeton). Freshmen Lucas Da Silveira (Incline Village, NV) and Ivan Kravtchenko (Sunnyvale, CA) finished as co-champions in the Ben Franklin Flight. Scheduled to face each other in the finals, they each played one match against the two players scheduled to play in the Ben Franklin consolation final.

Senior Mike Hill (Topsham, ME) also competed for Brown, going 2-1 in the Penn Flight.

In doubles action, Spector and sophomore Justin To (Hong Kong, China) advanced to the finals of the "A" flight, while Da Silveira and Hill were quarterfinalists in the "A" flight and Hirschberg and Kravtchenko were semifinalists in the "B" flight.

PENN FLIGHT
Round of 16 –
William Spector (B) def. Jonas Dierckx (Iowa) 7-6, 6-4; Mike Hill (B) def. Matt Hagan (Iowa) 7-5, 6-3
Quarterfinals –
William Spector (B) def. Kacper Rams (Temple) 2-6, 6-2, 10-5; Mike Hill (B) def. Jeremy Court (Penn) 6-2, 6-2
Semifinals –
William Spector (B) def. Nikola Kocovic (Penn) 1-6, 6-3, 10-8; Jonathan Carcione (Princeton) def. Mike Hill (B) 4-6, 6-4, 10-4
Finals –
William Spector (B) def. Jonathan Carcione (Princeton) 6-1, 6-1

QUAKER FLIGHT
Round of 16 –
Daniel Hirschberg (B) def. Garret Dunn (Iowa) 7-5, 6-3
Quarterfinals –
Daniel Hirschberg (B) def. Badr Ouabdelmaumen (Drexel) 6-4, 2-6, 10-8
Semifinals –
Daniel Hirschberg (B) def. Troy Beneck (Delaware) 6-2, 6-1
Finals –
Daniel Hirschberg (B) def. Dan Richardson (Princeton) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

BEN FRANKLIN FLIGHT
Round of 16 –
Lucas Da Silveira (B) def. Jason Simon (Buffalo) 6-0, 6-0; Ivan Kravtchenko (B) def. Daniel Grauel (Norfolk) 6-2, 7-5
Quarterfinals –
Lucas Da Silveira (B) def. Tucker Saxon (Minnesota) 7-5, 7-5; Ivan Kravtchenko (B) def. Chase Tomlins (Iowa) 6-7, 6-2, 10-5
Semifinals –
Lucas Da Silveira (B) def. Mohamed El Tonbari (Princeton) 6-2, 6-2; Ivan Kravtchenko (B) def. Jason Magnes (Penn) 6-3, 6-3
Finals –
Lucas Da Silveira (B) vs. Ivan Kravtchenko (B) – NOT PLAYED
Extra Matches –
Blaine Willenborg (Penn) def. Lucas Da Silveira (B) 6-2, 6-4; Ivan Kravtchenko (B) def. Kristian Marquart (Temple) 6-2, 6-7 (1), 7-5

RED FLIGHT
Round of 16 –
David Neff (B) def. Evan Andrews (Delaware) 6-3, 6-1
Quarterfinals –
David Neff (B) def. Kyle Roth (Penn) 6-1, 4-6, 10-8
Semifinals –
David Neff (B) def. Erik Artursson (NJIT) 6-2, 4-6, 10-6
Finals –
David Neff (B) def. Washi Gervais (St. Francis) 6-4, 6-0

A FLIGHT
Round of 32 –
Da Silveira/Hill (B) def. Gervais/Rosa (St. Joe's) 8-0; Spector/To (B) – BYE
Round of 16 –
Da Silveira/Hill (B) def. Kocovic/Milbrandt (Penn) 8-5; Spector/To (B) def. Bornkessel/Dinia (Binghamton) 8-5
Quarterfinals –
Davies/McCourt (Princeton) def. Da Silveira/Hill (B) 8-6; Spector/To (B) def. Beneck/Lawton (Delaware) 8-1
Semifinals –
Spector/To (B) def. Frueh/Ruddock (Minnesota) 9-7
Finals –
Davies/McCourt (Princeton) def. Spector/To (B) 8-6

B FLIGHT
Round of 32 –
Hirschberg/Kravtchenko (B) def. Andrews/Sweet (Delaware) 8-3
Round of 16 –
Hirschberg/Kravtchenko (B) def. Estenssoro/Patrick (Iowa) 8-5
Quarterfinals –
Hirschberg/Kravtchenko (B) def. Carcione/Richardson (Princeton) 8-6
Semifinals –
Ramirez/Saxon (Minnesota) def. Hirschberg/Kravtchenko (B) 9-8

Pictured: David Neff '14. Photo by DSPics.net.