Toreros Fall to No. 28 Harvard



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March 21, 2014

Complete Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The No. 61 University of San Diego men's tennis team (8-6, 3-0 WCC) fell to the No. 28 Harvard Crimson 4-0 in the semi-finals of the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley Spring Classic.

The Crimson's strong performance in doubles play gave them the edge they needed to take the match. After picking up a win at the No. 3 spot, Harvard's Brian Yeung and Alex Steinroeder knocked off sophomores Romain Kalaydjian and Uros Petronijevic 8-5.

In singles play, Harvard extended their lead after Andrew Ball got the victory over freshman Geoffrey Fosso 6-4, 6-0. The remaining five matches would all be neck and neck, with three going into third sets. Harvard's Shaun Chaudhuri edged out Kalaydjian 7-6(4), 6-4. Although leading on courts 1, 4, and 5, the Crimson's No. 103 Sebastian Beltrame narrowly ousted Petronijevic 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

The Toreros return to action to compete for third place tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. PT against the No. 32 Memphis Tigers at the Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center.

Final Results

San Diego 0, Harvard 4

Doubles Competition

1. #31 Clarke Spinosa/Filip Vittek (USD) vs. #6 Denis Nguyen/Casey MacMaster (HU) 6-5 DNF

2. Brian Yeung/Alex Steinroeder (HU) def. Romain Kalaydjian/Uros Petronijevic (USD) 8-5

3. Christo Schultz/Sebastian Beltrame (HU) def. Ciaran Fitzgerald/Andrew Raphaelson (USD) 8-1


Singles Competition

1. #59 Clarke Spinosa (USD) vs. #37 Denis Nguyen (HU) 7-6(1), 5-6 DNF

2.  #103 Sebastian Beltrame (HU) def. Uros Petronijevic (USD) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

3. Shaun Chaudhuri (HU) def. Romain Kalaydjian (USD) 7-6(4), 6-4

4. Filip Vittek (USD) vs. Brian Yeung (HU) 6-4, 2-6, 4-1 DNF

5. Ciaran Fitzgerald (USD) vs. Alex Steinroeder (HU) 7-5, 4-5 DNF

6. Andrew Ball (HU) def. Geoffrey Fosso (USD) 6-4, 6-0

Order of finish: Doubles (3, 2); Singles (6, 3, 2)