Bears Wrap up First Day of Season Opening Tournament

PROVIDENCE, RI - Under the direction of first-year Bears' coach David Schwarz, the Brown men's tennis team opened its 2010-11 season on Friday on the first day of competition at the three-day Northeast Intercollegiate. The Bears welcomed 8 teams to Providence, including Brandeis, Bryant, Bucknell, Colgate, Hofstra, Marist, NJIT, and Villanova. 10 players represented Brown, and the Bears had eight players win their first singles matches, including all six players in the top three sets.

Freshman Sam Fife (Scarsdale, NY) and sophomore Tom Deighton (London, England) led the Bears with wins in the red flight, while sophomores Mike Hill (Topsham, ME) and Timmy Klanke (Potomac, MD) each won in the orange flight. Senior Kendrick Au (St. John's, NF) and freshman Brandon Burke (Kingston, Jamaica) each won in the yellow flight. In addition, Brown won four of its five doubles matches on the day.

Brown will resume action on Saturday morning in day two of the tournament.

Complete Brown Results
Red Draw
Quarterfinals - Sam Fife (Brown) def. Diego Abreu (NJIT) 6-2, 7-5; Tom Deighton (Brown) def. Antonio Pena (Hofstra) 6-3, 6-3
Orange Draw
Quarterfinals - Mike Hill (Brown) def. Trenton Alenik (Villanova) 6-2, 6-1; Timmy Klanke (Brown) def. Kyle Rosen (Bucknell) 6-2, 6-1
Yellow Draw
Quarterfinals - Kendrick Au (Brown) def. Luke Gensburg (Colgate) 6-2, 6-2; Brandon Burke (Brown) def. Gregg Cohenca (Bucknell) 6-3, 6-2
Green Draw
Quarterfinals - Soufiane Azargui (Brown) def. Petr Rousar (NJIT) 6-3, 6-0; Thomas O'Brien (Villanova) def. Andrew Yazmer (Brown) 6-2, 2-6, (12-10)
Blue Draw
Quarterfinals - Luciano Musella (Brown) def. Ike Kiro (NJIT) 6-2, 6-2; Ryan Peyton (Villanova) def. Miles Garrigues (Brown) 3-6, 6-3, (10-5)
Circle Draw
Quarterfinals - Burke/Deighton (Brown) def. Alenik/Drosick (Villanova) 8-1
Square Draw
Quarterfinals - Au/Fife (Brown) def. Frank/Rozenshteyn (Brandeis) 8-4
Triangle Draw
Quarterfinals - Hill/Klanke (Brown) def. Peyton/Santiago (Villanova) 8-1
Star Draw
Quarterfinals - Azargui/Yazmer (Brown) def. Croad/Keelan (NJIT) 8-5
Heart Draw
Quarterfinals - Mamutuk/Moreno (NJIT) def. Garrigues/Musella (Brown) 8-6