#41 Bears Split Matches at Army; Fall to #27 Clemson, 7-0; Defeat Army, 7-0

Jan. 30, 2006

WEST POINT, NY - The #41 Brown men's tennis team (6-2) split a pair of matches held at the United States Military Academy, dropping a 7-0 decision to #27 Clemson on Saturday, January 28th, before earning a 7-0 win over Army on Sunday, January 29th.

Against the Tigers, the Bears were shutout, except for a win at #3 doubles where junior Eric Thomas (Cincinnati, OH) and freshman Sam Garland (Bradenton, FL) earned an 8-1 victory for Brown.

The next day against the Black Knights, Brown had much better results, sweeping Army and winning all three doubles matches and all six singles matches along the way. In doubles action, senior Phil Charm (Concord, MA) and junior Dan Hanegby (Herzliva, Israel) earned an 8-3 win at #1, while sophomore Saurabh Kohli (Colaba, Mumbai, India) and freshman Chris Lee (Sudbury, MA) posted an 8-5 win at #2. Thomas and sophomore Scott Blumenkranz (Portola Valley, CA) rounded out doubles play with an 8-3 win at #3.

In singles action, Brown won three matches in straight sets to clinch the match, but it took three sets at #1, #3, and #4 to earn the sweep. Hanegby won at #1 with scores of 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6), while Charm won at #3. 3-6, 7-6, 1-0 (12-10). Kohli won the other three-set match, with scores of 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5) at #4. At #2, Thomas picked up a 6-2, 6-1 win, while freshman Basu Ratnam (Oyster Bay, NY) earned a 6-1, 6-2 win at #5. Senior Luke Tedaldi (West Newton, MA) earned a 7-6, 6-4 win at #6.

The Bears continue action in two weeks, hosting Stony Brook (10:00) and Rhode Island (3:00) on Sunday, February 12.

COMPLETE RESULTS
DOUBLES vs. CLEMSON
#1 Jenkins/Young (C) def. Hanegby/Charm (B) 8-6
#2 Reix/Koning (C) def. Kohli/Lee 9-8
#3 Thomas/Garland (B) def. Twente/Koenke (C) 8-1

SINGLES vs. CLEMSON
#1 Koning (C) def. Hanegby (B) 6-1, 6-4
#2 Reix (C) def. Thomas (B) 6-4, 6-3
#3 Jenkins (C) def. Charm (B) 6-4, 6-4
#4 Young (C) def. Kohli (B) 6-4, 6-4
#5 Boling (C) def. Lee (B) 6-2, 6-2
#6 Twente (C) def. Tedaldi (B) 6-4, 6-4

DOUBLES vs. ARMY
#1 Charm/Hanegby (B) def. Collins/Fisher (A) 8-3
#2 Kohli/Lee (B) def. Kang/Good (A) 8-5
#3 Thomas/Blumenkraz (B) def. Harris/Mulhawi (A) 8-3

SINGLES vs. ARMY
#1 Hanegby (B) def. Fisher (A) 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6)
#2 Thomas (B) def. Kang (A) 6-2, 6-1
#3 Charm (B) def. Good (A) 3-6, 7-6, 1-0 (12-10)
#4 Kohli (B) def. Mulhawi (A) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5)
#5 Ratnam (B) def. Harris (A) 6-1, 6-2
#6 Tedaldi (B) def. Collins (A) 7-6, 6-4