Wednesday, February 16, 2011

ECAC Championships at Harvard this weekend!

Don't miss the great commercial Josh Tchan (Tchanimal!) produced for the upcoming ECAC Championships at Harvard this weekend:
Double Dose – Harvard Tennis Update
Harvard Men's Tennis downed the Davidson Wildcats and Quinnipiac Bobcats in a feline double header this past Friday and is now gearing up for ECAC Championships at the Murr over the President's Day Weekend.
It was one long day for the team (and coaches) on Friday but everyone got into the action. We captured all three doubles against the Wildcats from North Carolina after some slow starts. In singles, the Crimson quickly added to our total with straight set wins from rookie Casey "Rocky Mountain" MacMaster at #6 (and 6' 6") and Captain Omodele-Lucien at #3. Casey's serve is a sight to behold and sparks mythological comparison with Zeus hurtling thunderbolts from the sky. The last time we had such a cannon in Cambridge was the famed (or infamous) Ian Williams (6'9"!). Opponents beware. The freshman from Fort Collins, Colorado is honing his "vertical game" as he continues to charge the net at any opportunity he can – whether he is serving and volleying or returning and charging. Casey would go on to win all four matches on Friday including a #1 singles win against Quinnipiac.
The Crimson would lock up the match against Davidson with three set wins by Jon Pearlman at the top spot and Alistair Felton in the second position. Tchan and Nguyen would both fall prey to their Wildcat opponents but it was still an encouraging performance with a 5-2 win.
The Quinnipiac Bobcats were declawed by the Crimson later in the evening. It was a late, 8pm start time, but the Crimson would win all three doubles and six singles. To review the scores from both the matches and to see a handsome photo of Tunc Kiymaz – the sophomore who anchored the team against Quinnipiac at #6 you can click here.
As the two-time defending ECAC Champs, the Crimson will have a tall order in front of them and will need all of your support. They will have to win without much help from their two seniors - Alexei Chijoff-Evans (recovering from pneumonia) and Aba Omodele-Lucien (injured shoulder) so the young bucks will have to step into the breach to keep the trophy in Cambridge. Our first round match will be against Brown this Saturday at 3pm. There will be free pizza for fans, the Glee Club singing the national anthem and a t-shirt give-away so don't miss out!

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