Men’s Tennis Competes at Penn Invite

PHILADELPHIA – Freshman Eli Whittle (Nipomo, Calif.) picked up three victories and five other Bears won two singles matches apiece as the Brown University men's tennis team competed at the Penn Invitational over the weekend. 

The Bears had an overall record of 12-5 in singles and 7-2 in doubles between three dual matches against Lehigh, Buffalo and Penn. On Friday, the Bears swept all singles and doubles matches against Lehigh, before junior William Spector (Weston, Mass.) and Whittle picked up singles victories against Buffalo. In addition, the doubles tandem of junior Justin To (Hong Kong, China) and freshman Gregory Garcia (Poway, Calif.) knocked off Damien David and Akhil Mehta. 6-3.

On Sunday against Penn, the Bears swept all three doubles matches and went 5-1 in singles matches as Ivan Kravtchenko (Sunnyvale, Calif.), Garcia, To, Whittle and David Neff (New York, N.Y.) all won their respective contests.

The Bears return to action on Oct. 5-6 when they host the Brown Invitational in Memory of Margaux Powers.

COMPLETE BROWN RESULTS

Brown vs. Lehigh

Doubles
Garcia/To (B) def. Goldberg/Petersen (Lehigh) 6-4
Spector/Azargui (B) def. Kochman/Gilman (Lehigh) 6-4
Kravtchenko/Neff (B) def. Hansen/Sutker (Lehigh) 6-1 

Singles
William Spector (B) def. Gilman (Lehigh) 5-6, 6-2, 6-2
Gregory Garcia (B) def. Kochman (Lehigh) 5-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2
Ivan Kravtchenko (B) def. Goldberg (Lehigh) 6-3, 6-2
Justin To (B) def. Petersen (Lehigh) 6-4, 6-3
David Neff (B) def. Hansen (Lehigh) 6-5, 6-3
Eli Whittle (B) def. Sutker (Lehigh) 6-2, 6-0 

Brown vs. Buffalo

Doubles
To/Garcia (Brown) def. David/Mehta (Buffalo) 6-3
Ionescu/Sharma (Buffalo) def. Spector/Azargui (Brown) 6-5
Hannestad/Arevalillo (Buffalo) def. Kravtchenko/Neff (Brown) 6-2 

Singles
William Spector (Brown) def. David (Buffalo) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
Ionescu (Buffalo) def. Ivan Kravtchenko (Brown) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Alvarez (Buffalo) def. Gregory Garcia (Brown) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
Arevalillo (Buffalo) def. David Neff 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Eli Whittle (Brown) def. Simon 6-1, 6-4
Sharma (Buffalo) def. Nath (Brown) 7-6, 6-2 

Brown vs. Penn 1

Doubles
Garcia/To (B) def. Sharp/Spratt (Penn) 8-7 (7)
Spector/Azargui (B) def. Wee/Kaplan (Penn) 8-4
Kravtchenko/Neff (B) def. Berman/Little (Penn) 8-3 

Singles
Sharp (Penn) def. Spector (B) 6-5 (5), 3-6, 6-2
Ivan Kravtchenko (B) def. Spratt (Penn) 6-4, 6-2
Gregory Garcia (B) def. Wee (Penn) 6-5 (3), 6-3
Justin To (B) def. Kaplan (Penn) 6-2, 6-3
Eli Whittle (B) def. Little (Penn) 6-4, 6-3
David Neff (B) def. Berman (Penn) 6-3, 6-3