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Sept. 19, 2010
PRINCETON, N.J. - The Penn State men's tennis team completed the third and final day of the Farnsworth/Princeton Fall Invitational on Sunday afternoon in strong fashion, earning championships in three flights. Junior Jason Lee (Melbourne, Australia), senior Eddie Bourchier (Hobart, Australia) and junior Taylor Cohen (Philadelphia, Pa.) all were flight winners.
In Flight "A" doubles action, Lee and Bourchier came out victorious as they defeated Penn's Eugen Brazdil and Lucas Andreika, 8-6. This was the second consecutive year that the Nittany Lion duo has captured the Flight "A" doubles crown. In the Flight "B" final, Cohen and sophomore Guanhua Chen (DaLian, China) had a tough setback to Yohei Shoji and Alex Faust of Princeton, 8-6.
In singles action, Bourchier earned an upset victory over Yale's Marc Powers, 6-3, 6-2, who was the No. 1 seed in the bracket. For the weekend, Bourchier tallied a total of eight victories, a tournament best.
Over in the Flight "B" singles draw, Cohen earned a 7-6 (2), 6-1 victory over his own teammate, freshman Russell Bader (Austin, Texas). Bader had a respectable weekend in his first ever collegiate competition, going 3-1 in singles action. Cohen finishes the weekend with a combined 7-1 record, good for second on the team behind Bourchier.
Penn State will head to the USTA Invitational at Flushing Meadows, N.Y., home of the U.S. Open, from Sept. 24-26. The Nittany Lions will then have two weeks off before heading to the ITA Regional Championships on Oct. 14-18 in Charlottesville, Va. The squad will close the fall season at the Big Ten Singles tournament from Oct. 28-Nov. 1.
Final) Jason Lee/Eddie Bourchier (Penn State) def. Eugen Brazdil and Lucas Andreika (Penn), 8-1
Final) Yohei Shoji/Alex Faust (Princeton) def. Guanhua Chen/Taylor Cohen (Penn State), 9-7
Final) Eddie Bourchier (Penn State) def. Marc Powers (Yale), 6-3, 6-2