Spector Advances to Quarterfinals of ITA Northeast Regionals

NEW HAVEN, CT – Sophomore William Spector (Weston, MA) has advanced to Monday's quarterfinals at the 2012 ITA Northeastern Regionals, hosted by Yale. Seeded 13th in the tournament, Spector had a bye in the Round of 128, before winning matches against players from Yale, Columbia, and Harvard to advance to the Quarterfinals, where he will face third-seeded John Huang of Yale.

Sophomore Michael Riechmann (Houston, TX) advanced to the Round of 16 in singles, before getting eliminated by second-seeded Winston Lin, of Columbia, while junior Sam Fife (Scarsdale, NY) advanced to the Round of 32, before getting eliminated by 11th-seeded Sam Fleck, of Cornell. Junior Brandon Burke (Kingston, Jamaica) was 1-1 in singles action, winning his Round of 128 match against Ruben Haggai, of Binghamton, while freshman Lucas Da Silveira (Incline Village, NV) and sophomore Daniel Hirschberg (Westport, CT) were both eliminated in the Round of 128.

In doubles action, Brown's team of Burke and junior Soufiane Azargui (Burlington, ONT), seeded fourth, won a pair of matches, before getting eliminated in the quarterfinals. Brown's teams of Fife & Spector and Riechmann & senior Tom Deighton (London, England) both went 1-1, winning in the Round of 64, before falling in the Round of 32.

Main Draw Singles
Round of 128 –
(17-32) Sam Fife (Brown) – Bye; Joris Van Eck (Marist) def. Lucas Da Silveira (Brown) 7-5, 6-0; (13) William Spector – Bye; Brandon Burke (Brown) def. Ruben Haggai (Binghamton) 6-3, 6-4; Emilio Mora (Fordham) def. Daniel Hirschberg (Brown) 6-2; 7-6; (12) Michael Riechmann (Brown) – Bye

Round of 64 – (17-32) Sam Fife (Brown) def. Ivan Vereschaga (Buffalo) 6-4, 6-3; (13) William Spector (Brown) def. Martin Svenning (Yale) 6-0, 6-3; (14) Daniel Hoffman (Yale) def. Brandon Burke (Brown) 6-4, 7-5; (12) Michael Riechmann (Brown) def. Ibrahim Shams (FDU) 6-2, 6-2

Round of 32 – (11) Sam Fleck (Cornell) def. (17-32) Sam Fife (Brown) 6-4, 6-2; (13) William Spector (Brown) def. Eric Rubin (Columbia) 6-2, 7-6; (12) Michael Riechmann (Brown) def. (17-32) Zach McCourt (Princeton) 6-4, 7-5

Round of 16 – (13) William Spector (Brown) def. (17-32) Shaun Chaudhuri (Harvard) 1-6, 6-2, 7-6; (2) Winston Lin (Columbia) def. (12) Michael Riechmann (Brown) 7-6, 6-4

Quarterfinals – (13) William Spector (Brown) vs. (3) John Huang (Yale) - Monday

Singles Consolation
Mitchell Petersen (Lehigh) def. Daniel Hirschberg (Brown) 2-6, 6-2, 10-8; Lucas Da Silveira (Brown) def. Marcello Locatelli (Stony Brook) 7-5, 6-3; Lucas Da Silveira (Brown) def. Kyle Berman (Cornell) 6-1, 6-2

Main Draw Doubles
Round of 64 –
Deighton/Riechmann (Brown) def. Lahlou/Willenborg (Penn) 8-1; Fife/Spector (Brown) def. Del Pino/Morris (Bryant) 8-3; (4) Azargui/Burke (Brown) – Bye

Round of 32 – Koran/Mora (Fordham) def. Deighton/Riechmann (Brown) 8-4; Centenari/Ghorbani (Dartmouth) def. Fife/Spector (Brown) 8-5; (4) Azargui/Burke (Brown) def. Dean/Saiontz (Yale) 8-4

Round of 16 – (4) Azargui/Burke (Brown) def. Lam/D. Nguyen (Harvard) 8-5

Quarterfinals – (7) Fleck/Nguyen (Cornell) def. (4) Azargui/Burke (Brown) 9-7