Jan. 30, 2003
Boston, MA - The men's tennis team competed at the Harvard Invitational, an individual meet, on Jan. 25-27. Junior Jamie Cerretani defeated two nationally ranked players from Harvard while teaming up with senior captain Chris Drake in doubles action to take both the singles and doubles crown. Overall, Cerretani picked up four singles victories and four more with Drake in doubles action on the weekend. Cerretani, who up until now is unranked in singles and doubles, picked up his third and fourth wins of the season over ranked opponents in singles. Cerretani defeated #30 Jonathan Chu 6-3, 6-3, in the quarterfinals, and #89 David Lingman 6-3, 6-2 in the finals. Last fall Cerretani defeated #63 Stephen Mitchell of Alabama and #119 Matt Scott of Notre Dame.
In doubles action, Cerretani and Drake defeated two ranked opponents. The duo defeated #14 Lingman/Riddell 8-4 in the semifinals and #25 Choo/Chu 8-3 in the finals. "Jamie played some great tennis this weekend," says Brown Head Coach Jay Harris. "The great thing for us is that his game is just starting to improve. He still has a lot to build on and he is as focused as anyone in the nation to do just that," adds Harris. Brown assistant coach Matt Shaine notes, "Jamie and Chris both worked very hard over the break and have come in for extra work often this semester. The extra work showed this weekend in a big way."
Brown had all 10 of its players competing up at Harvard this weekend and had some very solid team results. The team of #26 Nick Goldberg/Adil Shamasdin just fell short of the finals in a loss against #25 Choo/Chu of Harvard and freshman Luke Tedaldi made it to the semifinals of the "B" flight with some gutsy wins along the way.
Brown opens the season with a home match against the University of Denver on Saturday Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. in the Pizzitola Center.