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Pecotic Wins Singles, Doubles Top Flights as Farnsworth Invite Ends

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 09/16/2012
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Matija Pecotic was a two-time winner Sunday at the Lenz Tennis Center.
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Princeton senior Matija Pecotic, the two-time Ivy League Player of the Year, won the top flight in both singles and doubles Sunday to conclude the Farnsworth/Princeton Invitational.

With Zack McCourt, the Tiger duo defeated Patrick Chase and John Huang of Yale 8-4 to win the doubles "A" flight, and Pecotic, ranked 67th in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, defeated 95th-ranked Winston Lin of Columbia 7-6(2), 6-4 to win the Tiger Draw, the top singles flight.

"(Assistant coach) Ryan (Keckley) and I were very pleased with the overall performance for our first outing of the year," Princeton head coach Billy Pate said. "It was a great weekend in terms of facing strong competition and having the chance to compete against a variety of teams. We're very proud of Matija for winning both the top singles and doubles flights. Also, I think Zach McCourt improved immensely in doubles this weekend, so we're happy to see him garner success. We'll get back to work this week and get ready for another strong event at Flushing next weekend (at the USTA Invitational)."

Results from all of Princeton's matches for the weekend are below.

* = Friday matches; ^ = Saturday matches; # in parentheses = ITA national ranking
Tiger Draw
*Augie Bloom (Prin) def. Jonathan Ho (Wake), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
*(38) Vasko Mladenov (St. John's) def. Bloom (Prin), 6-2, 6-4
*(95) Winston Lin (Columbia) def. Zack McCourt (Prin), 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-1
*(67) Matija Pecotic (Prin) def. Arvis Berzins (FDU), 6-1, 6-3
*(67) Pecotic (Prin) def. Jeremy Court (Penn), 6-1, 6-1
^(67) Pecotic (Prin) def. Vusa Hove (Buffalo), 6-1, 6-3
^(67) Pecotic (Prin) def. (95) Winston Lin (Columbia), 7-6(2), 6-4
Jadwin Draw
*Dan Davies (Prin) def. Jason Simon (Buffalo), 6-2, 6-2
*Matt Siow (Prin) def. Klaus Puestow (BC) 6-3, 6-3
*Davies (Prin) def. Kyle Berman (Cornell), 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(5)
*Valentin Mihai (G'town) def. Siow (Prin), 6-3, 6-3
^Jason Brown (Yale) def. Davies (Prin), 6-0, 6-4
Lenz Draw
*Andy Dottino (G'town) def. Mohamed El Tonbari (Prin), 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
*Jonathan Carcione (Prin) def. Vim De Alwis (Penn), 6-1, 6-4
*Bert Vancura (Columbia) def. Carcione (Prin), 6-3, 6-4
*Sam Bloom (Wake) def. El Tonbari (Prin), 6-2, 6-0 (Cons)
Cordish Draw
*Matt Spindler (Prin) def. Phil Nelson (BC), 6-4, 6-2
*Spindler (Prin) def. (114) Daniel Hoffman (Yale), 1-6, 6-1, 6-1
*Dan Richardson (Prin) def. Yuri Gricheno (FDU), 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-4
*Ashok Narayana (Columbia) def. Richardson (Prin), 7-5, 6-3
^Matt Barry (Penn State) def. Spindler (Prin), 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-4
Pagoda Draw
*Michael Katz (Prin) def. Patrick Chase (Yale), 6-3, 6-4
*Katz (Prin) def. Matt Saiontz (Yale), 5-7, 6-1, 6-4
*Michael Lin (Prin) def. Elliot Hureau (Binghamton), 6-1, 6-2
*Daniel Morgan (Columbia) def. Lin (Prin), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
^Katz (Prin) def. M.J. Every (St. John's), 6-2, 4-0 (ret.)
Dan Morgan (Columbia) def. Katz (Prin), 6-3, 6-1
Nassau Draw
*Florin Radu (Prin) def. Casey DiStaso (G'town), 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-3
*Radu (Prin) def. Zach Dean (Yale), 7-5, 6-3
^Hugo Morth (St. John's) def. Radu (Prin), 6-1, 6-1
*Akhil Mehta (Buffalo) def. Ben Quazzo (Prin), 6-4, 6-4
^Spencer Clark (Cornell) def. Quazzo (Prin), 6-3, 6-3 (Cons.)
Jersey Draw (Play-In)
*Zack McCourt (Prin) def. Charlie Caris (G'town), 6-3, 7-6(1)
*Michael Katz (Prin) def. Nick Sarles (Buffalo), 6-0, 6-0
New Jersey Draw (Cons.)
^Augie Bloom (Prin) def. Chris Young (Penn State), 6-4, 6-1
^Jonathan Carcione (Prin) def. Klaus Puestow (BC), 7-6(2), 6-1
^Ben Quazzo (Prin) def. Christian McKean (BC), 7-5, 6-4
^Matt Siow (Prin) def. Nick Sarles (Buffalo), 6-1, 6-0
^Jon Ho (Wake) def. Zack McCourt (Prin), 7-5, 4-6, (10-3)
(94) Danny Kreyman (Wake) def. Carcione (Prin), 6-4, 7-6(5), (10-4)
Martin Svenning (Yale) def. Matt Siow (Prin), 7-6(7), 7-5
Florin Radu (Prin) def. Sam Bloom (Wake), 7-6(6), 6-4
Austin Kaplan (Penn) def. Dan Richardson (Prin), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Justin Simon (Buffalo) def. Michael Lin (Prin), 7-6(4), 6-4
Augie Bloom (Prin) def. Matt Saiontz (Yale), 6-2, 6-3

Doubles "A"
*(36) Matt Siow-Matt Spindler (Prin) def. Arvis Berzins-Ibrahim Shams (FDU), 8-2
(36) Siow-Spindler (Prin) def. Jeremy Court-Zach Katz (Penn), 8-4
Patrick Chase-John Huang (Yale) def. (36) Siow-Spindler (Prin), 9-8(3)
*Zack McCourt-Matija Pecotic (Prin) def. Michael McGinnis-Phil Nelson (BC), 8-1
McCourt-Pecotic (Prin) def. Ashok Narayana-Max Schnur (Columbia), 8-5
McCourt-Pecotic (Prin) def. Vasko Mladenov-Hugo Morth (St. John's), wo/inj.
McCourt-Pecotic (Prin) def. Chase-Huang (Yale), 8-4
Doubles "B"
*Charlie Caris-Casey DiStaso (G'town) def. Augie Bloom-Ben Quazzo (Prin), 8-6
*Kyle Berman-Quoc Daniel Nguyen (Cornell) def. Jonathan Carcione-Dan Davies (Prin), 8-6
Doubles "C"
*Josh Katten-Kelly Morgue (Bucknell) def. Mohamed El Tonbari-Michael Lin (Prin), 8-4
*Spencer Clark-Brett Cromwell (Cornell) def. Florin Radu-Dan Richardson (Prin), 8-6

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