Bears Conclude Fall Season at Harvard Invitational

CAMBRIDGE, MA – The Brown men's tennis team completed its fall season at the Harvard Invitational over the weekend. Six different Bears competed in the three-day event, including junior Soufiane Azargui (Burlington, Ontario) and sophomore Jacob Laser (Glencoe, IL), who were scheduled to play each other in the finals of the "B" singles flight on Monday. However, due to Hurricane Sandy, the teammates will now face each other at Brown some time this week.

Junior David Neff (New York, NY) also competed in the "B" singles flight, falling to Azargui in the semifinals.

In doubles action, Brown was led by the team of freshman Lucas Da Silveira (Incline Village, NV) and sophomore Justin To (Hong Kong, China), who advanced to the "A" flight finals, before falling to Harvard's Nguyen and Lam, 9-8.

The Bears are now off until January 26th when they open their spring schedule against Clemson. The match will be played at Dartmouth, as Brown will face Purdue the next day, also at Dartmouth.

FLIGHT A
Round of 16 –
Lucas Da Silveira (Brown) def. Jason Glickman (Tufts) 6-2, 6-4; Alex Steinroeder (Harvard) def. Ivan Kravtchenko (Brown) 6-3, 6-2; Justin Chan (Dartmouth) def. Justin To (Brown) 6-3, 6-1
Quarterfinals –
(4) Kelvin Lam (Harvard) def. Lucas Da Silveira (Brown) 6-3, 6-4
Consolation Quarterfinals –
Justin To (Brown) def. B. Tannenbaum (Dartmouth) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2; Ivan Kravtchenko (Brown) def. Josh Friedman (BU) 6-1, 6-7, 6-3
Consolation Semifinals –
Ben Fife (Amherst) def. Justin To (Brown) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3; B. Tannenbaum (Dartmouth) def. Ivan Kravtchenko (Brown) 6-4, 6-7, 1-0

FLIGHT B
Round of 16 –
(1) Soufiane Azargui (Brown) def. Matt Skalak (MIT) 6-1, 6-1; David Neff (Brown) def. Jessie Frieder (BU) 6-3, 6-3; (4) Jacob Laser (Brown) def. Andrew Scheiner (Amherst) 6-2, 6-4
Quarterfinals –
(1) Soufiane Azargui (Brown) def. Harrison McCormick (Army) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1; David Neff (Brown) def. Brendan Seaver (Harvard) 7-5, 7-5; (4) Jacob Laser (Brown) def. Henry Jang-Milsten (Army) 6-2, 7-6 (3)
Semifinals –
(1) Soufiane Azargui (Brown) def. David Neff (Brown) 6-4, 6-0; (4) Jacob Laser (Brown) def. Michael Solimano (Amherst) 7-6, 6-2
Finals –
(1) Soufiane Azargui (Brown) vs. (4) Jacob Laser (Brown) – not played yet

DOUBLES A
Quarterfinals –
Da Silveira/To (Brown) def. (4) Isoh/McCormick (Army) 8-6; (3) Azargui/Laser (Brown) def. Friedman/Kopelman (BU) 8-4
Semifinals –
Da Silveira/To (Brown) def. Fife/Kahan (Amherst) 8-3; (2) Nguyen/Lam (Harvard) def. (3) Azargui/Laser (Brown) 8-6
Finals –
Nguyen/Lam (Harvard) def. Da Silveira/To (Brown) 9-8

DOUBLES B
Quarterfinals –
(4) Jang-Milsten/Sinko (Army) def. Kravtchenko/Neff (Brown) 8-6
Consolation Semifinals –
Barad/Jacobsen (Tufts) def. Kravtchenko/Neff (Brown) 8-5

Pictured: Jacob Laser '15. Photo by DSPics.net.