Men’s Tennis Impressive at Brown Invitational

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In the first action of the season, the Brown men's tennis team won three singles flights and one doubles flight as the Bears hosted the Brown Invitational over the weekend. In addition to the winners, one other player lost in the finals of a singles flight and two other tandems were finalists in their respective flights.

Sophomore Lucas Da Silveira (Incline Village, Nev.) led the way for the Bears as he captured his singles flight and also teamed up with junior Justin To (Hong Kong, China) to cruise to a victory in the "gray" doubles draw. Junior Daniel Hirschberg (Westport, Conn.) and freshman Eli Whittle (Nipomo, Calif.) also won their respective singles flights. In addition, Hirschberg and sophomore Ivan Kravtchenko (Sunnyvale, Calif.) were finalists in the "peach" doubles draw.

The Bears return to action on Sept. 20-22 when they take part in the Ivy Plus Tournament in New Haven, Conn.

COMPLETE BROWN RESULTS

Yellow Singles
Quarterfinals – Fife (B) Sam Fife def. Gensburg (Colgate); Lucas De Silveira (B) def. King (Bowdoin)
Semifinals – Rossi (Marist) def. Sam Fife (B); Lucas De Silveira (B) def. Varapongsittikul (Boston U.)
Finals – Lucas De Silveira (B) def. Rossi (Marist) 6-3, 7-6 

Blue Singles
Quarterfinals - Ivan Kravtchenko (B) def. Barnhart (Merrimack); Daniel Hirschberg (B) def. Teran (Boston U.)
Semifinals – Daniel Hirschberg (B) def. Reznek (Marist) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3; Dube (Marist) def. Ivan Kravtchenko (B)
Finals - Daniel Hirschberg (B) def. Dube (Marist) 7-6, 6-1

Green Singles
Quarterfinals – Eli Whittle (B) def. Toner (UConn) 6-3, 6-4; Bjerke (Marist) def. David Neff (B)
Semifinals – Eli Whittle (B) def. Welsh (Bryant) 6-4, 6-0
Finals – Eli Whittle (B) def. Bjerke (Marist) 6-5, 6-7, 10-3 

Purple Singles
Quarterfinals – Nath (B) def. Miller (Boston U.)
Semifinals – Nath (B) def. Caplan (Bowdoin) 7-5, 2-6 (9)
Finals – Guidic (Marist) def. Nath 6-0, 6-3 

Orange Singles
Quarterfinals – William Spector (B) def. Spreyer (UConn); Gregory Garcia (B) def. Belfort (Merrimack)
Semifinals – Parziale (Bryant) def. Spector (B); Klassen (Marist) def. Garcia (B) 

Gray Doubles
Quarterfinals – To/ De Silveira def. King/Caplan (Bowdoin) 8-4; Fife/Garcia def. Spreyer/Toner (UConn) 8-3
Semifinals – To/ De Silveira def. Varapongsittikul/Lemire (Boston U.) 8-0; Fife/Garcia def. Parziale-Arguello (Bryant) 8-6
Finals – To/ De Silveira def. Fife/Garcia 8-0 

Peach Doubles
Quarterfinals – Spector/Whittle (B) def. Welsh/Duarte (Bryant) 8-2; Hirschberg-Kravtchenko (B) def. Frieder/Sandoval (Boston U.)
Semifinals – Hirschberg/Kravtchenko (B) def. Rosi/Bjerke (Marist) 8-5; Guidici/Fletcher (Marist) def. Spector/Whittle (B) 8-5
Finals – Guidici/Fletcher (Marist) def. Hirschberg/Kravtchenko (B) 8-2 

Brown Doubles
Quarterfinals – Dube/Motta (Marist) def. Neff/Nath (B) 8-6