Corona / Bailey Advance to Semifinals of National Doubles

Jan. 2, 2004

Brad Corona '04 and Breck Bailey '06 teamed up this past weekend to compete in the National Intercollegiate Doubles Championship held in Manhattan, NY. Corona, a natural hardball player, and Bailey, a National Junior Doubles Champion, proved to be a formidable team.

Seeded number 2 in a field of 16 teams, Corona / Bailey breezed into the semifinals without dropping a game. In their quarterfinal match, the Brown team defeated a talented squad from Dartmouth 17-16, 15-12, 15-10.

In the semifinal match, Brown was eventually defeated by a finely tuned Trinity team in a hotly contested match. Coly Smith and Pat Malloy, representing Trinity, defeated the Brown squad in three close games in which the final two games were won by a margin of only two points.

Corona, Bailey, and the rest of the Brown squad are back in action in a crucial match against Cornell on Saturday, January 16 at noon.