March 30, 2013

Men’s Tennis Defeats Bryant, 5-2, and Boston University, 7-0

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Brown men's tennis team (11-6) picked up two more wins in its final non-league matches of the season, defeating Bryant, 5-2, and Boston University, 7-0, on Saturday at home.

Against the Bulldogs, Brown earned wins at #1 and #2 doubles to take a 1-0 lead. The team of sophomore Michael Riechmann (Houston, TX) and sophomore Justin To (Hong Kong, China) earned a 9-7 win at #1, while the team of junior Brandon Burke (Kingston, Jamaica) and sophomore William Spector (Weston, MA) posted an 8-3 win at #2.

Junior David Neff (New York, NY) increased Brown's lead to 2-0 with a victory at #5 singles, while freshman Lucas Da Silveira (Incline Village, NV) earned a win at #4 singles to give the Bears a 3-0 lead. Freshman Ivan Kravtchenko (Sunnyvale, CA) clinched the win for Brown with a victory at the #6 position. A win by Spector at #2 singles gave the Bears a 5-0 lead, while Bryant won the final two matches, at #1 and #3, for the 5-2 final.

In the afternoon against the Terriers, Brown swept the doubles matches with To and senior Mike Hill (Topsham, ME) winning at #1, Burke and Spector at #2, and Riechmann and junior Sam Fife (Scarsdale, NY) at #3.

Singles winners included Riechmann at #1, Hill at #2, Spector at #3, Fife at #4, Burke at #5, and sophomore Daniel Hirschberg (Westport, CT) at #6.

Brown opens Ivy League competition on Saturday, April 6 when it hosts Penn in a 2:00 p.m. match.

Brown 5, Bryant 2
Doubles
#1 – Riechmann/To (Brown) def. Morris/Parziale (Bryant) 9-7
#2 – Burke/Spector (Brown) def. Arguelo/Huot (Bryant) 8-3
#3 – Serin/Vogt (Bryant) def. Da Silveira/Laser (Brown) 8-7 (3)
Order of Finish: 2,1,3 

Singles
#1 – Zachary Morris (Bryant) def. Michael Riechmann (Brown) 5-7, 6-4 (10-5)
#2 – William Spector (Brown) def. Max Vogt (Bryant) 6-4, 6-3
#3 – Dana Parziale (Bryant) def. Brandon Burke (Brown) 7-6 (3), 6-3
#4 – Lucas Da Silveira (Brown) def. Ernesto Arguelo (Bryant) 6-2, 6-2
#5 – David Neff (Brown) def. Joshua Rubinstein (Bryant) 6-0, 6-0
#6 – Ivan Kravtchenko (Brown) def. Abdullah Abdulmohsen (Bryant) 6-4, 6-0
Order of Finish: 5,4,6,2,3,1 

Brown 7, Boston University 0
Doubles
#1 – Hill/To (Brown) def. Friedman/Varapongsittikul (BU) 8-5
#2 – Burke/Spector (Brown) def. Kopelman/Lemire (BU) 8-2
#3 – Fife/Riechmann (Brown) def. Frieder/Teran (BU) 8-4
Order of Finish: 2,3,1 

Singles
#1 – Michael Riechmann (Brown) def. Josh Friedman (BU) 6-2, 3-2 DNF
#2 – Mike Hill (Brown) def. Chanon Varapongsittikul (BU) 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3)
#3 – William Spector (Brown) def. Jesse Frieder (BU) 6-0, 6-3
#4 – Sam Fife (Brown) def. Eimilio Teran (BU) 6-1, 6-1
#5 – Brandon Burke (Brown) def. Stefan Lemire (BU) 6-3, 6-2
#6 – Daniel Hirschberg (Brown) def. Michael Kopelman (BU) 6-1, 6-2
Order of Finish: 1,6,4,5,3,2

Pictured: Mike Hill '13. Photo by DSPics.net.