#55 Brown Closes Non-League Portion of its Schedule with 5-2 Win over Florida Atlantic

BOCA RATON, FL – The 55th-ranked Brown men's tennis team (14-3) closed out the non-league portion of its schedule with a 5-2 win at Florida Atlantic on Wednesday afternoon. The Bears were led by junior Mike Hill (Topsham, ME), sophomore Sam Fife (Scarsdale, NY) and freshman Michael Riechmann (Houston, TX), who all won in singles and doubles action.

The Bears started the afternoon by winning the doubles point as Riechmann and freshman Daniel Hirschberg (Westport, CT) posted an 8-5 win at #2 and Fife and Hill combined for an 8-2 win at #3.

Brown would go ahead in the match, 3-0, after singles wins by Fife at #6, 6-1, 6-1, and freshman William Spector (Weston, MA) at #2, 6-1, 6-3. Florida Atlantic got on the board with a win at #1 singles, but Riechmann's victory at #3 singles, 6-3, 7-6 (4) clinched the win for the Bears. The two teams split the final two matches with Hill earning a 7-6 (4), 6-4 win for Brown at #4 singles.

The Bears continue action next Saturday, April 7th, when they travel to Princeton for a 2:00 p.m. match against the Tigers in their 2012 Ivy opener.

#55 Brown 5, Florida Atlantic 2
Doubles

#1 – Albrecht/Neuner (FAU) def. Burke/Spector (Brown) 8-5
#2 – Hirschberg/Riechmann (Brown) def. Bacha/Bogomolov (FAU) 8-5
#3 – Fife/Hill (Brown) def. Betsarakis/Dubuque (FAU) 8-2
Order of Finish:
3,2*,1
Singles

#1 – Taylor Albrecht (FAU) def. Brandon Burke (Brown) 6-3, 6-1
#2 – William Spector (Brown) def. Will Neuner (FAU) 6-1, 6-3
#3 – Michael Riechmann (Brown) def. Robert Dubuque (FAU) 6-3, 7-6 (4)
#4 – Mike Hill (Brown) def. Garrett Betsarakis (FAU) 7-6, (4), 6-4
#5 – Boris Bogomolov (FAU) def. Daniel Hirschberg (Brown) 7-6 (2), 6-2
#6 – Sam Fife (Brown) def. Sean Bacha (FAU) 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish:
6,2,1,3*,5,4