Oct. 20, 2013
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Senior Asika Isoh has highlighted Army’s stay at the ITA Regional Championships as the men’s tennis team captain enters the Round of 16 on Sunday. Isoh is one of five Army singles players to have entered the tournament hosted by Yale, along with a pair of doubles teams.
Isoh, who earned a bye in the first round of the Main Draw, battled to a 6-2, 2-6, 6-5 win in the second round over Binghamton’s Robin Lesage. The Cambria Heights, N.Y., native then knocked off Brandon DeBot of Dartmouth, 6-5, 6-5, to punch his ticket to the Round of 16.
The individual champions from the ITA Northeast Regional Championships gain automatic entry into the USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships to be held from Nov. 7-10 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
Freshman Sam Lampman also competed in the singles Main Draw, falling to Yale’s Daniel Faierman in three sets, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the first round. Lampan then defeated Soufiane Arzargui of Brown (6-4, 6-1) in the first round of the consolation bracket.
Lampman teamed with classmate Grant Riechmann in the doubles bracket, knocking off Drexel’s Skyler Davis and Dan Koehler, 8-3, in the first round before bowing out in the second to Sam Fleck and Iver Vrabel of Cornell, 8-2.
Isoh’s Round of 16 match against Vrabel is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday. Live video of the match and all of the ITA Regional contests can be streamed HERE.
Main Draw Singles
Asika Isoh – BYE
Daniel Faierman (Yale) def. Sam Lampman, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Asika Isoh def. Robin Lesage (Binghamton), 6-2, 2-6, 6-5
Asika Isoh def. Brandon DeBot (Dartmouth), 6-5, 6-5
Round of 16
Asika Isoh v. Chris Vrabel (Cornell)
Qualifying Singles Draw
Grant Riechmann def. Nick Laub (Colgate), 6-1, 6-3
Caison Best def. Woravin Kumthankittkul (Monmouth), 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
Justin To (Brown) def. Kyle Barnes, 6-1, 6-3
Erik Nordahl (Dartmouth) def. Grant Riechmann, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6
Diego Pedraza (Dartmouth) def. Caison Best, 6-4, 6-0
Sam Lampman def. Soufiane Azargui (Brown), 6-4, 6-1
Main Draw Doubles
Dana Parziale/Ernesto Arguello (Bryant) def. Kyle Barnes/Austin McCasin, 8-4
Sam Lampman/Grant Riechmann def. Skyler Davis/Dan Koehler (Drexel), 8-3
Sam Fleck/Iver Vrabel (Cornell) def. Lampman/Riechmann, 8-2