PRINCETON, N.J. - The men's tennis team opened its season this weekend in Princeton with a nine team tournament and also at Georgetown in a five team tourney.
Taking part in the Princeton tournament besides Penn was Binghamton, Buffalo, Columbia, Cornell, Penn State, Princeton, St. John's and Yale. Other teams playing at Georgetown were Georgetown, George Washington, Howard, and James Madison
In the A Flight singles, sophomore Eugen Brazdil qualified for the final with straight set victories over Jeremy Feldman (Cornell) and Connor Dawson (Yale) and was pushed to three sets before prevailing 6-4,3-6,6-0 over Wotjek Starakiwiecz of Buffalo. Brazdil will will face off against Penn State's Eddie Bourchier for the title at 10:00 am on Sunday.
In the C Flight, freshman Robert Wong qualified for the finals with hard fought victories over Yohei Shoji of Princeton (2-6,6-3,6-2) and Cyril Bucher of Columbia (6-2,6-3). Wong now takes on Yale Freshmen Daniel Hoffman at 10:00 am for the C Flight final.
In B Flight, sophomore Phil Law defeated Alex Faust (Princeton) 6-3,6-3 and Brian Welnetz (Penn State) 6-4,6-3 before falling to Andy Gauthier of Cornell 6-4,6-3 in the semifinal round. Senior Jeff Karsh had impressive wins over John Yetimoglu (Columbia) and Ashish Bhandari (Cornell) before finally losing out to Alex Kalanin of Buffalo in the semifinal round as well.
At Georgetown, freshmen Jason Magnes won three straight matches over opponents from Howard, Georgetown and George Washington to qualify for the semifinal round before falling to Chris Kushma of George Washington.
After falling in the first round Junior Zach Gorn fought back to reach the consolation draw final with a victory over Richard Bloomenfeld.
Head Coach Nik DeVore was pleased with his team's performance thus far,"These are promising results for our young team - especially so early in the season."