Barr takes Singles Title at MIT Fall Invitational

Austin Barr '21
Austin Barr '21

CAMBRIDGE, MA – The 2017 Fall MIT Fall Invitational wrapped up today with semi finals and finals in both doubles and singles categories.  Competition began at 9:00 am with matches in the championship and consolation bracket. 

Saturday's two rounds of elimination play left the Ephs with two remaining representatives in the singles championship bracket.  Unfortunately, semifinal play pitted the teammates against one another.  After a well fought match, Austin Barr '21 bested Alex Taylor '20 with a score of 6-2,6-1.  Following the bittersweet victory, Barr faced three seed William de Quant '18 from Middlebury to determine the Invitational champion.  Barr took the first set 6-3, lost the second 7-5, but came back strong with a 6-0 score in the third set to earn the title of champion.  Barr's victory in the finals marks the second straight tournament where the Ephs have captured the champion spot in the singles' division. 

Moving into Sunday, Williams' Tennis had no pairs remaining in the championship bracket.  However, Arturo Kam '21 and Calvin Chung '21 had advanced to the semi finals in the consolation bracket.  The third round of play matched the pair against a tandem from Bowdoin.  Their victory in the semis was followed by an 8-3 victory over an MIT duo in the finals.  Kam and Chung's victory in the consolation bracket ended a successful campaign at the MIT Fall Invite.

The Invitational at MIT marks the end of the Ephs abbreviated fall season.  Their success in team matches and tournaments earned Williams Tennis an impressive 2-0 record and the singles' champion title in two events.  The Ephs will not see competition again until late March 2018.

 

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