February 20, 2011

Men's Tennis Defeats #45 Columbia, 5-2

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The Brown men's tennis team (6-1) rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 5-2 victory over #45 Columbia at the ECAC Indoor Championship. The Bears won the doubles point with wins at #1 and #2 and then claimed singles wins at #3-#6. Senior Kendrick Au (St. John's, New Foundland) remained undefeated on the spring season with a win at #4 singles, while freshman Soufiane Azargui (Burlington, ONT) won at #6 singles, as both also won in doubles action to go 2-0 on the day and help lead Brown.

Brown also got singles wins from freshman Sam Fife (Scarsfale, NY) at #3 (6-2, 6-3) and sophomore Timmy Klanke (Potomac, MD) at #5 (6-2, 3-6, 7-6). In doubles action Azargui combined with freshman Brandon Burke (Kingston, Jamaica) for a 8-6 win at #1, while Au teamed with sophomore Tom Deighton (London, England) for an 8-6 win at #2.

The Bears continue action this weekend when they travel to Virginia Tech for a pair of matches against Longwood (Saturday at 12:00) and the Hokies (Sunday at 12:00).

Brown 5, #45 Columbia 2
Doubles
#1 - Azargui/Burke (Brown) def. Gery/Kung (Columbia) 8-6
#2 - Au/Deighton (Brown) def. Bucher/Bucher (Columbia) 8-6
#3 - Deb-Sen/Schneiderman (Columbia) def. Fife/Posner (Brown) 8-5
Singles
#1 - Schneiderman (Columbia) def. Brandon Burke (Brown) 7-5, 6-2
#2 - Kung (Columbia) def. Mike Hill (Brown) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
#3 - Sam Fife (Brown) def. Gery (Columbia) 6-2, 6-3
#4 - Kendrick Au (Brown) def. Yetimoglu (Columbia) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
#5 - Timmy Klanke (Brown) def. T. Bucher (Columbia) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (6)
#6 - Soufiane Azargui (Brown) def. Deb-Sen (Columbia) 6-2, 6-3

Pictured: Kendrick Au '11. Photo by DSPics.net.