Bears Win Three Flights at Northeast Intercollegiate

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown men's tennis team opened its 2009-10 season with a strong showing at its first tournament, the Northeast Intercollegiate. The Bears were well-represented in all three doubles flights, winning the #1 Flight in a Brown-vs-Brown final, and winning the back-draw of both the #2 Flight and the #3 Flight. The Bears also took the top two singles flights, as both were Brown-vs-Brown finals. Junior Kendrick Au (St. John's, NF) led the way, going a perfect, 8-0, on the weekend and winning the #1 singles flight and the #1 doubles flight. Junior Charlie Posner (Cambridge, MA) and freshman Timmy Klanke (Potomac, MD) also had a strong weekend, finishing with a 7-1 record. Posner teamed with Au to win the #1 doubles flight and was the runner-up in the #2 singles flight, which was won by Klanke. Klanke and his doubles partner, classmate Luciano Musella (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) were winners in the #2 doubles flight backdraw.

Sophomore Jimmy Crystal (South Salem, NY) and freshman Mike Hill (Topsham, ME) both went 6-2 on the weekend, while Musella and senior Nathaniel Gorham (Los Altos Hills, CA) were both 4-3. Sophomore Andrew Yazmer (Simsbury, CT) finished the weekend with a 4-4 record. Highlighting their results was Gorham and Hill finishing as runners-up in the #1 doubles flight and Crystal and Yazmer teaming to win the backdraw of the #3 doubles flight. Hill also finished as runner-up to Au in the #1 singles flight, while Crystal took fifth place in the #2 singles flight.

Brown Results
#1 Doubles
Posner/Au def. Goldstien/Warden (UConn), 8-4; def. Berthod/Sauter (Fairfield), 8-1; def. Parades/Balestrieri (Bryant), 8-2; def. Gorham/Hill (Brown), 8-1
Gorham/Hill def. Hanna/Taylor (Villanova), 9-7; def. Ferrante/Michalisim (Fairfield), 8-6; def. Nogueras/Klassen (Colgate), 8-1; lost to Posner/Au (Brown), 8-1.
#2 Doubles
Klanke/Musella lost to Yoon/Adams (UConn), 8-4; def. Yassky/Jewett (Colgate), 8-2; def. Nowak/Gardiner (Bryant); def. Burns/Cardona (UConn), 8-2.
#3 Doubles
Yazmer/Crystal lost to Segan/Goldstein (Colgate), 8-3; def. Tatarsky/Shyu (Brandeis), 8-4; def. Cournoyer/Orobit (Bryant); def. Maxson/Bogle (Bucknell), 8-6.
#1 Singles
Gorham def. Klasson (Colgate), 6-0, 6-0; lost to Shaheen (Villanova), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4; lost to Skinner (BC), 6-2, 6-4.
Hill def. Friedman (Dartmouth), 6-4, 7-6 (5); def. Skinner (BC), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3; def. Shaheen (Villanova), 6-2, 6-3; lost to Au (Brown), 6-4, 2-6, 1-6.
Au def. Leeser (Villanova), 7-6 (4), 7-5; def. Hemy (FDU), 6-4, 6-1; def. Michalisin (Fairfield), 7-5, 6-3; def. Hill (Brown), 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Musella lost to Tvedt (Hofstra), 6-4, 6-2; def. Wong (BC), 6-2, 6-3; lost to Balestrieri (Bryant).
#2 Singles
Klanke def. Marcus (UConn), def.; def. Damion (Hofstra), 6-1, 6-2; def. Malizia (Dartmouth), 7-6 (6), 6-2; def. Posner (Brown), 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5.
Posner def. Gardiner (Bryant), 6-3, 6-2; def. Nieman (Brandeis), 6-1, 7-5; def. Sauter (Fairfield), 6-2, 6-3; lost to Klanke (Brown), 6-3, 6-7 (7), 5-7.
Crystal def. Kovic (Bucknell); lost to Sauter (Fairfield), 7-6 (4), 4-6, 4-6; def. Nieman (Brandeis), 6-2, 6-1; def. Alenik (Villanova), 6-4, 6-0.
#3 Singles
Yazmer lost to Warden (UConn), 6-2, 1-6, 4-6; lost to Taylor (Villanova); 4-6, 4-6; def. Denny (FDU), 4-1, ret.; lost to Maxson (Bucknell), 6-3, 6-7 (4), 9-11.