van Biezens Meet in Finals of ITA East Regional Championship; Willem Comes Away Victorious

Bas van Biezen and Willem van Biezen standing with their awards after meeting in the ITA East Regional Championship singles bracket finals

FLUSHING, N.Y. - Senior Willem van Biezen (Sassenheim, Netherlands) defeated his brother, fellow senior Bas van Biezen (Sassenheim, Netherlands) after they each ran through five opponents to make the singles bracket finals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Regional Championship on Monday at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. 

It is believed to be the first time two brothers have met in the finals of an ITA Regional Championship. Bas was nearly knocked out in the quarterfinals against the No. 6 seed, but rallied from down 8-2 to win the third-set tiebreaker, 12-10. That was one round after he toppled the No. 1 seed in a match that needed three different tiebreakers to be settled.

Full results for all of the Southern New Hampshire University men's tennis competitors are below.

Singles Qualifying

Fernando Torres – BYE
Torres def. Ethan Hall (Assumption), 8-2

Bas van Biezen – BYE
B. van Biezen def. Paul Voigt (St. Thomas Aquinas), 8-2

Guido Jannsen – BYE
Enzo Alavaski (District of Columbia) def. Jannsen, 8-1

Louis Mangeon (District of Columbia) def. Noah Sullivan, 8-4

Zachary Duboulay – BYE
Mitchell Harrison (St. Thomas Aquinas) def. Duboulay 9-8 (1-0) 

Oscar Hawken – BYE
Hawken def. Luke Taplin (St. Thomas Aquinas), 8-1 

Singles Main

Bas van Biezen def. Enej Hasicevic (St. Thomas Aquinas), 7-5, 6-1 – R64
B. van Biezen def. Ethan Miller (Le Moyne), 6-2, 6-2 – R32
B. van Biezen def. #1 Michele Fenoaltea (Concordia), 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (7-9), 1-0 (10-4) – R16
B. van Biezen def. #6 Tom Jarry (Le Moyne), 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (12-10) – QF
B. van Biezen def. Odyesseas Papaiouannou (St. Thomas Aquinas), 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-3) – SF
#4 Willem van Biezen (SNHU) def. B. van Biezen, 6-4, 6-4 – F 

Jonatan Lundahl (Concordia) def. Oscar Hawken, 6-2, 6-3 – R64 

#4 Willem van Biezen – BYE – R64
#4 W. van Biezen def. Yuval Barak (Franklin Pierce), 6-3, 6-4 – R32
#4 W. van Biezen def. Thomas Pitchley (Chestnut Hill), 6-2, 6-3 – R16
#4 W. van Biezen def. Marcel Volz (St. Thomas Aquinas), 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) – QF
#4 W. van Biezen def. Jay Godfrey Seno (Concordia), 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, 1-0 (10-7) – SF
#4 W. van Biezen def. Bas van Biezen (SNHU), 6-4, 6-4 – F 

Fernando Torres def. Tanaka Chantaba (Dominican), 6-2, 6-1 – R64
Henry Masters (Concordia) def. Torres, 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 1-0 (10-7) – R32

Emmanuel Vacalares def. Ben Davis (Roberts Wesleyan), 6-3, 7-5 – R64
Moritz Borges (Queens) def. Vacalares, 6-4, 7-5 – R32 


#1 Willem van Biezen/Bas van Biezen – BYE – R64
#1 W. van Biezen def. B. van Biezen def. Luke Taplin/Mitchell Harrison (St. Thomas Aquinas), 8-1 – R32
Nkrumah Patrick/Alejandro Ortiz (Franklin Pierce) def. #1 W. van Biezen/B. van Biezen, 9-7 – R16

Nicholas Volos/Hugo Evangelista (Queens) def. Zachary Duboulay/Noah Sullivan, 8-0 – R64

Trent Newman/Russell White (Stonehill) def. Fernando Torres/Oscar Hawken, 9-8 – R64

Emmanuel Vacalares/Guido Jannsen def. Tanaka Chantaba/Marcos Lee (Dominican), 8-5 – R64
William Nilsson/Jan Godfrey Seno (Concordia) def. Vacalares and Jannsen, 8-3 – R32