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Harvard Defeats Clemson 4-3

Harvard Defeats Clemson 4-3

March 10, 2008

CLEMSON, SC – Harvard defeated Clemson 4-3 in a men’s intercollegiate tennis match at Clemson, SC Monday. Harvard improves to 5-4 on the year, and Clemson drops to 9-9 overall this season.

Clemson will play Brevard Monday evening at 5:00 p.m. in the Tigers’ next match.

Harvard won the doubles point and won three singles matches to claim the victory.

Ashwin Kumar won at number two singles with a win over Clemson’s Kevin Fleck 6-2, 6-2. The Crimson’s Aba Omodele-Lecien and Alexei Chijoff-Evans were both victorious at number five singles and number six singles respectively.

Carlos Alvarez defeated Chris Clayton at number one singles 6-3, 6-0. Gera Boryachinskiy defeated Sasha Ermakov at number three singles 6-3, 6-0. The Tigers’ Ike Belk won at number four singles with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 victory over Dan Nguyen.

Harvard 4, Clemson 3Singles 1. Carlos Alvarez (CU) d. Chris Clayton (H) 6-3, 6-0 2. Ashwin Kumar (H) d. Kevin Fleck (CU) 6-2, 6-2 3. Gera Boryachinskiy (CU) d. Sasha Ermakov (H) 6-3, 6-0 4. Ike Belk (CU) d. Dan Nguyen (H) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 5. Aba Omodele-Lucien (H) d. Kevin Galloway (CU) 7-6, 6-3 6. Alexei Chijoff-Evans (H) d. Derek DiFazio (CU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

Doubles 1. Kumar/Ermakov (H) d. Belk/DiFazio (CU) 8-4 2. Nguyen/Michael Hayes (H) d. Alvarez/Fleck (CU) 8-3 3. Boryachinskiy-Galloway (CU) d. Omodele-Lucien/ Chijoff-Evans (H) 9-7