Nieman wins first-round match at ITA Championships

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Brandeis sophomore Steven Nieman (Forest Hills, N.Y.) and senior Scott Schulman (Wethersfield, Conn.) extended foes to a third set at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) regional championships at Williams College, but neither could capture the super-tiebreaker, as both were eliminated on day one of the tournament.

Nieman won his first round match against Joshua Warren of Southern Maine, 6-1, 6-2. He faced Alex White of Bowdoin in the second round and the two split the first two sets, 6-3 for White in the first and 7-6 for Nieman in the second. Nieman took that tie-breaker, 7-4, but White outlasted him, 10-6, in the third-set super-tiebreaker.

Schulman and Kevin Pang of MIT also split the first two sets in their first round match. Schulman opened strong with a 6-4 win in the first, but Pang rallied in the second, 7-5, and captured the super-tiebreaker in the third, 10-6.

In doubles action, Schulman and Nieman dropped an 8-6 decision to Jung and Kim from Amherst.