Bears Improve to 12-2 with Wins over Binghamton (5-2), Bryant (7-0), and UConn (7-0)

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown men's tennis team (12-2) stretched its winning streak to five matches with victories over Binghamton (5-2), Bryant (7-0), and UConn (7-0) at home this weekend. Freshmen Soufiane Azargui (Burlington, ONT) and Sam Fife (Scarsdale, NY) were 5-0 over the weekend, going 3-0 in doubles and 2-0 in singles action. Several other Bears went 4-0 in the three matches, including freshman Brandon Burke (Kingston, Jamiaca), sophomore Tom Deighton (London, England), and senior Charlie Posner (Cambridge, MA).

Brown continues action next week when it travels to Florida to face Florida Gulf Coast and Florida Atlantic on Sunday and Monday. The matches are the final two non-league contests before the Bears begin Ivy League play on Friday, April 1st at home against Princeton.

Brown 5, Binghamton 2
Doubles
#1 - Azargui/Burke (Brown) def. Haggai/Wong (Binghamton) 8-5
#2 - Au/Deighton (Brown) def. Devos/Jain (Binghamton) 8-3
#3 - Fife/Posner (Brown) def. Bornkessel/Vloedgraven (Binghamton) 8-7 (3)
Order of Finish: 2,1*,3

Singles
#1 - Vloedgraven (Binghamton) def. Mike Hill (Brown) 6-4, 6-3
#2 - Brandon Burke (Brown) def. Jain (Binghamton) 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (2)
#3 - Sam Fife (Brown) def. Wong (Binghamton) 6-3, 7-6 (2)
#4 - Haggai (Binghamton) def. Kendrick Au (Brown) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
#5 - Tom Deighton (Brown) def. Devos (Binghamton) 6-3, 6-3
#6 - Soufiane Azargui (Brown) def. Bornkessel (Binghamton) 6-0, 7-5
Order of Finish: 3,1,2,4,5*,6

Brown 7, Bryant 0
Doubles
#1 - Au/Deighton (Brown) def. Gelman/Parades (Bryant) 8-5
#2 - Fife/Posner (Brown) def. Callahan/Crowley (Bryant) 8-0
#3 - Azargui/Newhouse (Brown) def. Ballestrieri/Parziale (Bryant) 8-5
Order of Finish: 2,1*,3 

Singles
#1 - Mike Hill (Brown) def. Parades (Bryant) 6-3, 6-1
#2 - Sam Fife (Brown) def. Ballestrieri (Bryant) 6-1, 6-3
#3 - Soufiane Azargui (Brown) def. Parziale (Bryant) 6-1, 6-1
#4 - Andrew Yazmer (Brown) def. Callahan (Bryant) 6-1, 7-6
#5 - Charlie Posner (Brown) def. Gelman (Bryant) 6-3, 7-5
#6 - David Neff (Brown) def. Crowley (Bryant) 2-6, 6-4, (10-6) 
Order of Finish: 3,2,1*,4,5,6

Brown 7, UConn 0
Doubles
#1 - Azargui/Burke (Brown) def. Marcus/Warden (UConn) 8-7 (4)
#2 - Fife/Posner (Brown) def. Adams/Yoon (UConn) 8-2
#3 - Hill/Klanke (Brown) def. Carr/Lin (UConn) 8-3
Order of Finish: 2,3*,1

Singles
#1 - Mike Hill (Brown) def. Marcus (UConn) 6-2, 6-3
#2 - Brandon Burke (Brown) def. Warden (UConn) 6-2, 6-3
#3 - Kendrick Au (Brown) def. Yoon (UConn) 6-1, 6-3
#4 - Tom Deighton (Brown) def. Adams (UConn) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
#5 - Timmy Klanke (Brown) def. Carr (UConn) 6-2, 6-1
#6 - Andrew Yazmer (Brown) def. Lin (UConn) 6-0, 6-7, (10-6)
Order of Finish: 3,1,2*,4,5,6

Pictured: Sam Fife '14. Photo by DSPics.net.