Men's Tennis Wraps Up Fall Season

Alex Van Velzer

Alex Van Velzer

Oct. 31, 2011

HANOVER, N.H. – Army men’s tennis concluded its fall campaign this weekend, competing at the Dartmouth Invitational and the Harvard Halloween Invite. The Black Knights went a combined 8-24 in singles contests and 5-8 in doubles play, opposite some of the strongest competitors in the northeast.

Sophomore Asika Isoh accounted for the lone singles victories at the Dartmouth tournament, defeating Amherst’s Julian Camacho, 6-0, 2-6, 6-4, before topping Cornell’s Jason Luu, 6-2, 6-1. Isoh lost in the bracket’s championship match, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3, to Dartmouth’s Cameron Ghorbani. The Cambria Heights, N.Y., native completed the fall season with a 6-5 record.

Isoh teamed with classmate Henry Jang-Milsten for a pair of doubles victories as well. The sophomore duo defeated Amherst’s Joey Fritz and Justin Reindel, 8-4, before knocking off Cornell’s Spencer Clark and Alex Sidney, 8-1. Isoh and Jang-Milsten’s win streak came to an end when they fell to the Big Green’s Michael Laser and Alex DeChatellus, 8-4, in the bracket’s title match.  The Army pair finished the fall tournament slate with a 5-5 record, winning four of their final six matches.

Freshman Alex Van Velzer and junior Rashad Shelton each earned a pair of victories at the Harvard tournament. Van Velzer earned his first victory opposite an Ivy League opponent when he defeated Dartmouth’s John Kelly, 6-4, 6-2. The freshman also knocked off Amherst’s Chris Dale, 6-4, 6-0, before falling to the Lord Jeffs’ Wes Waterman, 6-4, 6-4. Van Velzer registered a 4-7 singles mark during his first fall season.

Shelton defeated a pair of Amherst adversaries, topping Justin Hendrix, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, and Sean Rodriguez, 6-4, 6-2. Shelton collected a 3-6 record this fall.

With the fall season concluded, Army men’s tennis will return to the courts in 2012 when the Black Knights open their dual-match schedule on Jan. 27 at Fairfield.


Dartmouth Invitational
Kiouras (Dartmouth) def. Rommel Verano (Army), 6-2, 6-4
Kim (Amherst) def. Rommel Verano (Army), 2-6, 7-6, 6-3
Cypers (Amherst) def. Rommel Verano (Army), 6-2, 6-1
Luu (Cornell) def. Henry Jang-Milsten (Army), 6-3, 7-5
De Chatellus (Dartmouth) def. Henry Jang-Milsten (Army), 7-6, 7-6
Clark (Cornell) def. Henry Jang-Milsten (Army), 7-5, 6-4
Asika Isoh (Army) def. Camacho (Amherst), 6-0, 2-6, 6-4
Asika Isoh (Army) def. Luu (Cornell), 6-2, 6-1
Ghorbani (Dartmouth) def. Asika Isoh (Army), 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
Burke (Brown) def. Alex Holland (Army), 6-2, 6-0
Camacho (Amherst) def. Alex Holland (Army), 6-0, 6-3
Todd (Dartmouth) def. Alex Holland (Army), 6-1, 6-2
Fleck (Cornell) def. Peter Sienko (Army), 6-1, 6-0
Raman (Princeton) def. Peter Sienko (Army), 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
Centenari (Dartmouth) def. Andrew Clark (Army), 6-2, 6-0
McElwain (Cornell) def. Andrew Clark (Army), 6-4, 7-5
Cahan (Amherst) def. Andrew Clark (Army), n/a

Laser/DeChatellus (Dartmouth) def. Holland/Verano (Army), 9-8(3)
Holland/Verano (Army) def. Camacho/Kim (Amherst), 8-2
Reichmann/Hirschberg (Brown) def. Holland/Verano (Army), 9-8
Isoh/Jang-Milsten (Army) def. Fritz/Reindel (Amherst), 8-4
Isoh/Jang-Milsten (Army) def. Clark/Sidney (Cornell), 8-1
Laser/DeChatellus (Dartmouth) def. Isoh/Jang-Milsten, 8-4
DeBot/Ghorbani (Dartmouth) def. Sienko/Clark (Army), 8-2
Bloom/Yegya-Raman (Princeton) def. Sienko/Clark (Army), 8-2
Laser/Yazmer (Brown) def. Sienko/Clark (Army), 9-8

Harvard Halloween Invite
Singles (A)
Alistair Felton (Harvard) def. Donald Van Velzer (Army), 6-3, 6-3
Davis Mangham (Harvard) def. Alex Van Velzer (Army), 6-4, 6-4
Wes Waterman (Amherst) def. Donald Van Velzer (Army), 6-1, 6-4
Alex Van Velzer (Army) def. John Kelly (Dartmouth), 6-4, 6-2
Alex Van Velzer (Army) def. Chris Dale (Amherst), 6-4, 6-0
Wes Waterman (Amherst) def. Alex Van Velzer (Army), 6-4, 6-4|
Singles (B)
Pete Williams (Army) def. Zack Ladwid (Tufts), 6-2, 7-5
Brandon Parker (Harvard) def. Pete Williams (Army), 6-3, 6-4
Ben Barad (Tufts) def. Roman Cacha (Army), 6-0, 6-3
Rodriguez (Amherst) def. Chad Llewellyn (Army), n/a
Andrew Lutz (Tufts) def. Rashad Shelton (Army), 6-3, 4-6, 6-0
Chad Llewellyn (Army) def. Zack Ladwig (Tufts), n/a
Robby Sorrel (Amherst) def. Chad Llewellyn (Army), 6-2, 6-1
Robby Sorrel (Amherst) def. Roman Cacha (Army), 6-2, 6-2
Rashad Shelton (Army) def. Justin Hendrix (Amherst), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3|
Rashad Shelton (Army) def. Rodriguez (Amherst), 6-4, 6-2

Steinroeder/Steer (Harvard) def. A. Van Velzer/D. Van Velzer (Army), 8-3
Llewellyn/Cook (Army) def. Bosin/Blau (Tufts), 8-5
Thornton/Tchan (Harvard) def. Llewellyn/Cook (Army), n/a
Shelton/Williams (Army) def. Hendrix/Rodrigues (Amherst), 9-7

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