NEW YORK - The Columbia men's tennis team had a successful start to the fall season, competing at both the Penn Invitational in Philadelphia and the Hall Of Fame Grass Court Invitational in Newport, Rhode Island.

Play got under way on Friday on the grass courts in Rhode Island, as Victor Pham, Jackie Tang, Austen Huang and Jack Lin competed against players from Illinois, TCU, and Georgia.

Lin was able to earn a pair of singles victories while playing in the Gardner Mullow Draw, picking up straight set wins against Eduardo Roldan from TCU (6-1, 6-1) and Andy Martinez of Georgia (6-2, 6-1). Lin also played doubles with his rookie classmate Huang, posting an 8-0 sweep against TCU's team of McNeel/Roldan.

Pham and Tang went 1-1 in doubles play, playing together for just the fifth time in their career. On the singles side, Columbia's top two returners both earned one win in the Andy Roddick Draw.

At the Penn Invitational, Columbia took on Middle Tennessee State, Denver, and William & Mary over the three day tournament.

Against William & Mary, the Lions won two of three doubles matches, before posting victories in four of seven singles matches. Columbia only played singles matches against Denver, taking home three of five wins, while the Lions won two of the three doubles matches against MTSU and three singles matches.

Junior Timothy Wang had an impresive weekend in Philadelphia, earning a trio of wins while posting a doubles victory alongside Taiyo Hamanaka.

Columbia continues the fall season at the Ivy Plus Tournament in Princeton next weekend, while Victor Pham is slated to play at the Oracle ITA Masters in Malibu, California.


Andy Roddick Draw
Jackie Tang def. Kovacevic (Illinois), 6-7 (3), 6-4, 10-7
Gray (TCU) def. Victor Pham, 6-1, 6-0
Victor Pham def. Hiltzik (Illinois), 7-6, 0-6, 12-10
Rybakov (TCU) def. Jackie Tang, 6-4, 7-5
Zielinski (Georgia) def. Jackie Tang, 7-6, 6-2 

Gardner Mulloy Draw
Jack Mingjie Lin def. Eduardo Roldan (TCU), 6-1, 6-1
Andy Martinez (Georgia) def. Austen Huang, 6-3, 6-4
Phillips (Georgia) def. Jack Lin, 6-2, 7-6
Austen Huang def. McNeel (TCU), 6-3, 2-6, 10-7
Jack Lin def. Martinez (Georgia), 6-2, 6-1 

Woodbridge/Woodforde Draw
Gray/Rybakov (TCU) def. Pham/Tang, 8-4
Pham/Tang def. Hiltzik/Kovacevic (Illinois), 8-7 

Seixas/Trabert Draw
Budic/Chakravarthi (Illinois) def. Huang/Lin, 8-4
Huang/Lin def. McNeel/Roldan (TCU), 8-0 


Columbia vs. MTSU
William Matheson/Michal Rolski def. Jan Porteset/Gonzalo Raschiatore, 6-1
Tom Moonen/Chris Edge def. Jason Lui/Rian Pandole, 6-3
Taiyo Hamanaka/Timothy Wang def. Max Rauch/Nicholas Buitrago, 6-3 

Jan Porteset def. Michal Rolski, 6-1, 6-2
Timothy Wang def. Max Rauch, 6-4, 6-2
William Matheson def. Tom Moonen, 6-3, 6-2
Gonzalo Raschiatore def. Jason Lui, 6-1, 6-2
Rian Pandole def. Nicholas Buitrago, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Luis Morillo def. Jack Turchetta, 6-4, 6-3
Jacob Pugh def. Taiyo Hamanaka, 6-4, 7-6 

Columbia vs. Denver
Timothy Wang def. Wyatt Lovera, 6-0, 6-4
Jason Lui def. Ignatius Castelino, 7-5, 6-0
Rian Pandole def. Jorge Nunez, 6-2, 7-6
Eric Morris def. Taiyo Hamanaka, 6-1, 6-2
Sean Huynh def. Jack Turchetta, 5-7, 6-3, 10-5  

Columbia vs. William & Mary
Michal Rolski/William Matheson def. Christian Cargill/Michael Chen, 6-1
Rian Pandole/Jason Lui def. Tristian Bantil/Louis Newman, 6-2
Alec Miller/Lars de Boerl def. Jack Turchetta/Timothy Wang, 7-6 

Michal Rolski def. Christian Cargill, 6-4, 6-1
Alec Miller def. William Matheson, 7-5, 6-4
Timothy Wang deg. Sebastian Quiros, 7-6, 6-2
Jason Lui def. Fin Talcott, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
Lars de Boer def. Taiyo Hamanaka
Louis Newman def. Jack Turchetta, 7-5, 6-2
Rian Pandole def. Michael Chen, 7-6, 6-4