PRINCETON Alex Vasin won the consolation title in Flight A of the Farnsworth Invitational held at Princeton University over the weekend.
After losing his first match to Cornell’s Jonathan Fife, 6-3, 6-1, Vasin rolled through the backdraw with four wins. He defeated George Washington’s usual number one player in dual matches, Ugur Atalay in the final, 7-5, 6-3. In the semifinal, Vasin defeated Yale’s top player, Michael Caldwell in three sets, 6-2, 3-6, 11-9.
Freshman Jason Lin advanced to the final of Flight B’s consolation round before falling to Milo Hauk of St. John’s, 4-6, 6-0, 10-6. He had advanced to the final with a 6-4, 6-2 win in the semis over Cornell’s Andy Gauthier.
Fellow first-year player Phil Law advanced to the semifinals of Flight B’s main draw with three straight wins. In his first round match, he defeated Binghamton’s Evan Algier, 6-1, 7-5. The second round saw Law defeat Connor Sherwood, 6-3, 6-4. In the Quarterfinals, he took down George Washington’s Chris Kushma, 6-3, 6-4. In his semifinal match, he lost to Columbia’s Haig Schneiderman, 7-6(3), 6-2.
Up next for the men’s team is the Columbia Invitational October 10-12. Hicham Laalej will also compete in the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. October 6-11.
Full results of the weekend can be found here.