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Men's Tennis Finishes Up Strong at ITA Regional

Eli Phelps
Eli Phelps

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Haverford College men's tennis team wrapped up play at the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional on Sunday with each of its "B" draw players making runs through the winner's bracket. The Fords tallied an overall record off 4-2 in the "B" brackets, a day that was highlighted by Eli Phelps' run to the semifinals of the B2 singles draw.

Phelps opened his singles tournament with an 8-6 victory against the host's Ryan Berry. Phelps secured the hard-fought win to move into the quarterfinals. Just like his opening match, Phelps was an 8-6 winner in the quarterfinals against Christopher Newport's Michael Dodd. Phelps was scheduled to play Axel Jobeus of Mary Washington in the semifinals. However, that match has not been played as of press time.

In the B1 singles draw, Haverford also found success in a pair of runs to the quarterfinals. Harrison Elbert opened his day with a convincing 8-3 win against Mary Washington's Joseph Dellenbeck. Elbert was stopped by rival Swarthmore's James Hahn in his quarterfinal match. Ishaan Prinz played a pair of tight 8-6 matches in his B1 singles tournament. Matched up against Centennial Conference foes in both of his matches, Prinz got past Dickinson's Sam Loring before a tough match against Washington College's Jake Sandler.

Sunday's matches marked the final action for the men's tennis team this fall. The team will return to formal competition this spring. Be sure to check back with for the official release of the team's 2016 schedule.


#9 Luis Acaba – Championship Singles
Round of 64: Won vs. JT von Seggern (Randolph), 6-1, 6-0
Round of 32: Lost vs. Kiril Kirkov (Carnegie Mellon), 6-3, 7-6 (3)

Josh Moskovitz – Championship Singles
Round of 64: Lost vs. Yuvraj Kumar (Carnegie Mellon), 6-4, 7-5
Consolation Round 1: Lost vs. William Bannister (Washington & Lee), 8-2

Dais Nakayama – Championship Singles
Round of 64: Won vs. Joseph Siami (Washington & Lee), 6-2, 6-2
Round of 32: Lost vs. Brandon Griffin (Mary Washington), 6-3, 6-3

Harrison Elbert – B1 Singles
Round of 16: Won vs. Joseph Dellenbeck (Mary Washington), 8-3
Quarterfinals: Lost vs. James Hahn (Swarthmore), 8-5

Ishaan Prinz – B1 Singles
Round of 16: Won vs. Sam Loring (Dickinson), 8-6
Quarterfinals: Lost vs. Jake Sandler (Washington College), 8-6

Eli Phelps – B2 Singles
Round of 16: Won vs. Ryan Berry (Mary Washington), 8-6
Quarterfinals: Won vs. Michael Dodd (Christopher Newport), 8-6
Semifinals: vs. Axel Jobeus (Mary Washington), unplayed


Harrison Elbert/Nick Sweeney – Championship Doubles
Round of 64: Lost vs. Jeffrey Chen/Kenny Zheng (Carnegie Mellon), 8-5
Consolation Round 1: Bye
Consolation Round 2: vs. Christopher Salisbury/Jake Sandler (Washington College), unplayed

Josh Moskovitz/Dais Nakayama – Championship Doubles
Round of 64: Bye
Round of 32: Lost vs. Eric Hurwitz/Nolan Perugini (Mary Washington), 8-4

Eli Phelps/Ishaan Prinz – Championship Doubles
Round of 64: Won vs. Matthew Tuorto/John Wylie (Moravian), 7-6 (2)
Round of 32: Lost vs. Abhishek Alla/Kiril Kirkov (Carnegie Mellon), 9-8, 7-6 (3)