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David Kong Captures B2 Singles Draw at ITA Southeast Regional

David Kong
David Kong

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Sophomore David Kong captured the B2 singles draw championship on Sunday to highlight ITA Southeast Regional Championship action for the Haverford College men's tennis team. To win the tournament title, Kong defeated teammate Rob Kresch who also reached the title match in that draw.

Kong was a 6-0, 6-2 winner over Kresch when the two Fords met in the finals. To get into that match, Kong won his second three-set match of the weekend in the semifinals with victories during the second and third sets over his opponent from Salisbury. Kresch made the finals with a 6-0, 6-0 blanking over his fellow Centennial Conference competitor Luke Weaver of Washington College.

Haverford also had two doubles pairings win a match in the consolation draws, along with a victory from Josh Moskovitz in singles. Moskovitz allowed just two games in his win against Brad Strober of Randolph before falling to fifth-seeded Vishnu Joshi of Johns Hopkins in the championship consolation draw.

In championship doubles, Raja Arul and Ishaan Prinz earned a walkover win to start the day and were edged out by an 8-6 score in their final action of the weekend. Kresch was also in action alongside Nick Sweeney on Sunday as that duo collected an 8-5 win in B1 doubles before falling 8-6 against Salisbury in the final round of consolation action.

The ITA Southeast Regional marked the end of the fall season for the men's tennis team. The Fords will return to competition this spring for the dual meet portion of the schedule. Check back with for updates to the spring schedule as the Fords are currently scheduled to open up at New York University on Saturday, February 24.

#9 Josh Moskovitz – Championship Singles
Round of 64: Lost vs. Nicholas Ruzicka (Christopher Newport), 6-4, 6-3
Consolation 1: Won vs. Brad Strober (Randolph), 6-1, 6-1
Consolation 2: Lost vs. #5 Vishnu Joshi (Johns Hopkins), 6-1, 6-4

Ishaan Prinz – Championship Singles                
Round of 64: Won vs. March Zheng (Washington & Lee), 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-2
Round of 32: Lost vs. #9 Revanth Boppana (Carnegie Mellon), 6-2, 6-0

Kevin Yan – Championship Singles
Round of 64: Lost vs. #3 Mark Fallati (Swarthmore), 6-2, 6-3
Consolation 1: Lost vs. Noah Tapp (Washington & Lee), 6-2, 6-4

Nick Sweeney – Championship Singles 128 Consolation
Quarterfinals: Lost vs. Garrett Malave (Salisbury), 6-1, 7-6 (2)

Dais Nakayama – B1 Singles
Round of 16: Won vs. Nicolas Martin Yanes (Averett), 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Quarterfinals: Lost vs. Moses Hutchinson (Mary Washington), 6-0, 6-3

Raja Arul – B1 Singles
Round of 16: Lost vs. Cole Tecce (Mary Washington), 6-2, 7-5
Consolation 1: Lost vs. Michael Herman (Goucher), 7-5, 3-6, 6-1

Rob Kresch – B2 Singles
Round of 16: Won vs. Mitch Brody (Christopher Newport), 6-2, 6-4
Quarterfinals: Won vs. Mason Groff (Ursinus), 6-4, 7-6 (6)
Semifinals: Won vs. Luke Weaver (Washington College), 6-0, 6-0
Championship: Lost  vs. David Kong (Haverford), 6-0, 6-2

David Kong – B2 Singles
Round of 16: Won vs. Slade Dumas (Goucher), 7-6 (5), 6-0
Quarterfinals: Won vs. Ryan Berry (Mary Washington), 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
Semifinals: Won vs. Kelson Weber (Salisbury), 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Championship: Won vs. Rob Kresch (Haverford), 6-0, 6-2

#9 Josh Moskovitz/Dais Nakayama – Championship Doubles
Round of 64: bye
Round of 32: Lost vs. Ari Cepelewicz/Simon Vernier (Swarthmore), 8-6

David Kong/Kevin Yan – Championship Doubles
Round of 64: Won vs. Patrick MacLean/Colt Williamson (Salisbury), 8-5
Round of 32: Lost vs. #5 Cody Kim/David Perez (Johns Hopkins), 8-5

Raja Arul/Ishaan Prinz – Championship Doubles
Round of 64: Lost vs. Nicholas Gunther/Mitchell Perry (Virgnia Wesleyan), 8-4
Consolation 1: bye
Consolation 2: Won vs. Tawhid Choudhury/Courtney Murphy (Wilkes), walkover
Consolation 3: Lost vs. Joseph Dillenbeck/Joshua Rodgers (Bridgewater), 8-6

Rob Kresch/Nick Sweeney – B1 Doubles
Round of 16: Lost vs. Clark Cummings/William Driskill (Hampden-Sydney), 9-7
Consolation 1: Won vs. Nathaniel Horner/Freddie Roberts (Bridgewater), 8-5
Consolation 2: Lost vs. Garrett Malave/Andrew Rainger (Salisbury), 8-6

Jun Mo/Arnav Patodia – B1 Doubles
Round of 16: Won vs. Paul Gladstone/Anthony Wilson (Virginia Wesleyan), 8-3
Quarterfinals: Lost vs. Stefan Hein/Kelson Weber (Salisbury), 8-5