April 7, 2013

Bears Fall to #51 Princeton, 4-3

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Brown men's tennis team (12-7, 1-1) dropped a 4-3 decision to #51 Princeton (14-4, 3-0) on Sunday afternoon in Providence. The match came down to the final singles match, where Princeton's Matt Slow outlasted junior Sam Fife (Scarsdale, NY) in a three-set battle.

The Bears dropped the doubles point with Princeton taking all three matches, including a 9-8 (4) decision at #2. Brown tied the match at 1-1 with a win at #6 singles by sophomore Daniel Hirschberg (Westport, CT), 6-1, 6-1. Princeton took a 2-1 lead with a victory at #1 singles and then went ahead, 3-1, winning at #5. 

Sophomore William Spector (Weston, MA) won his match at #3 singles to bring the Bears to within 3-2 and then senior Mike Hill (Topsham, ME) claimed a win at #2 singles to tie the match at 3-3, setting up the deciding match at #4 singles.

Brown continues action on Saturday, April 13th, when it travels to New York, NY to face Columbia in a 2:00 p.m. match.

#51 Princeton 4, Brown 3
Doubles
#1 – (#33) McCourt/Pecotic (Princeton) def. Hill/To (Brown) 8-6
#2 – Davies/Spindler (Princeton) def. Burke/Spector (Brown) 9-8 (4)
#3 – Bloom/Slow (Princeton) def. Fife/Riechmann (Brown) 8-3
Order of Finish: 3,1,2 

Singles
#1 – (#7) Matija Pecotic (Princeton) def. Michael Riechmann (Brown) 6-3, 6-4
#2 – Michael Hill (Brown) def. Zack McCourt (Princeton) 7-6 (5), 6-2
#3 – William Spector (Brown) def. Matt Spindler (Princeton) 6-1, 6-3
#4 – Matt Slow (Princeton) def. Sam Fife (Brown) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
#5 – Dan Richardson (Princeton) def. Brandon Burke (Brown) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
#6 – Daniel Hirschberg (Brown) def. Jonathan Carcione (Princeton) 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6,1,5,3,2,4

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