Oct. 20, 2012
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Army men’s tennis concluded its three-day stay at the ITA East Regional Championships on Saturday afternoon. Yale served as the host as four Black Knights were in action between Thursday and Saturday. Army totaled a 3-4 singles mark and 1-2 doubles record during its fourth weekend of fall tournament competition.
Freshman Harrison McCormick earned a spot in the 128-man singles main draw after grabbing a pair of victories in the qualifying bracket. McCormick opened Thursday’s qualifying round with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Boston University’s Jesse Frieder. Battling for the main draw bid, McCormick topped Marist’s Joe Dube in a three-set thriller, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1.
McCormick’s stay in the main draw was short lived, however, falling to Penn’s Vim De Alwais, 1-6, 6-0, 6-0. Junior Asika Isoh advanced through the Round of 128 in the main draw by defeating Monmouth’s Freddy Marcinkski, 6-3, 6-2. Isoh then fell to Yale’s Marc Powers, 7-6, 6-0, in the Round of 64.
McCormick shows a 5-6 record so far in 2012, while Isoh is 3-6.
Isoh and McCormick teamed in the doubles bracket, knocking off Princeton’s Siow and Davies, 8-5, in the Round of 64, before falling to Cornell’s Dima and Iyer, 9-8. The Army pair is 5-5 during their first season as a doubles team.
Senior captain Alex Holland and freshman Austin McCasin competed in Thursday’s qualifying singles bracket, both suffering first-round setbacks. Holland fell to Binghamton’s Bastian Bornkessel, 6-3, 6-1, while McCasin dropped a 6-4, 6-1 decision to Dana Parziale of Bryant.
Holland and McCasin teamed together in the doubles bracket, falling to Havard’s Lam and Nguyen, 8-2, in the Round of 64.
The next tournament on the schedule for the Black Knights is the Harvard Halloween Invite, Oct. 28-30 in Boston, Mass. Army has two events remaining on their fall schedule, including the Alabama Open Nov. 2-4.
Bornkessel, Bastian (Binghamton) def. Alex Holland (A), 6-3, 6-1
Parziale, Dana (Bryant) def. Austin McCasin (A), 6-4, 6-1
Harrison McCormick (A) def. Frieder, Jesse (BU), 6-4, 6-3
McCormick (A) def. Dube, Joe (Marist), 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
Main Draw Singles
Round of 128
De Alwis, Vim (Penn) def. Harrison McCormick (A), 1-6, 6-0, 6-0
Asika Isoho (A) def. Marcinkski, Freddy (Monmouth), 6-3, 6-2
Round of 64
Powers, Marc (Yale) def. Isoh (A), 7-6, 6-0
Main Draw Doubles
Round of 64
Isoh/McCormick (A) def. Siow/Davies (Princeton), 8-5
Lam/D. Nguyen (Harvard) def. Holland/McCasin (A), 8-2
Round of 32
Dima/Iyer (Cornell) def. Isoh/McCormick, 9-8