March 30, 2010

Bears Fall to Furman, 5-2, in Final Non-League Match of the Season

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Brown men’s tennis team (10-9) closed out the non-league portion of its schedule with a 5-2 loss to Furman. Junior Charlie Posner (Cambridge, MA) continued his run of victories, picking up a win at #6 singles and also combining with freshman Mike Hill (Topsham, ME) for an 8-5 win at #3 doubles. Brown’s other point came from freshman Tom Deighton (London, England), who claimed a victory at #4 singles. The Bears also narrowly lost the doubles point, as Furman claimed a pair of 9-7 wins at #1 and #2 to earn the point. Brown continues its road swing with a pair of Ivy League matches this weekend at Penn and Princeton.

Furman 5, Brown 2
Doubles

#1 Duncan/Motes (Furman) def. Au/Gorham (Brown) 9-7
#2 Lundberg/Walters (Furman) def. Deighton/Klanke (Brown) 9-7
#3 Hill/Posner (Brown) def. George/Mellow (Furman) 8-5
Order of Finish: 3,2,1

Singles
#1 Sawyer Duncan (Furman) def. Nathaniel Gorham (Brown) 6-2, 6-2
#2 Chris Motes (Furman) def. Kendrick Au (Brown) 6-2, 6-2
#3 Carl Lundberg (Furman) def. Mike Hill (Brown) 7-6, 6-3
#4 Tom Deighton (Brown) def. Jordan Walters (Furman) 6-2, 6-2
#5 Andrew Mellow (Furman) def. Timmy Klanke (Brown) 6-2, 6-2
#6 Charlie Posner (Brown) def. Tyler Droll (Furman) 6-7, 6-3, 10-8
Order of Finish: 2,1,5*,4,3,6

Pictured: Charlie Posner ’11. Photo by DSPics.net.