February 20, 2006

#43 Bears Cruise Past Lafayette and Marist

Feb. 20, 2006

PROVIDENCE, RI - The #43 Brown men's tennis team (9-2) picked up two decisive wins on Monday afternoon, defeating Lafayette and Marist by the indentical score of 7-0 in a double-header at the Pizzitola Center.

In the morning, the Bears were just one doubles match away from earning a sweep, as they won all six singles matches and two of three doubles matches. Junior Eric Thomas (Cincinnati, OH) and senior Phil Charm (Concord, MA) led off with an 8-1 win at #1 doubles, while senior Luke Tedaldi (West Newton, MA) and freshman Noah Gardner (Cambridge, MA) picked up an 8-6 win at #3.

In singles action, junior Dan Hanegby (Herzliva, Israel) posted a 6-3, 7-5 win at #1 to lead off, while sophomore Saurabh Kohli (Colaba, Mumbai, India) picked up a 6-1, 6-2 win at #2. Freshman Chris Lee (Sudbury, MA) earned a 6-1, 6-3 win at #3, while freshman Sam Garland (Bradenton, FL) posted a 6-1, 6-4 win at #4. Gardner earned a 6-0, 6-2 win at #5, while sophomore Scott Blumenkranz (Portola Valley, CA) rounded out the day with a 6-0, 6-4 win at #6.

In the afternoon against Marist, Brown swept all nine matches to cruise past the Red Foxes. Hanegby and Kohli led off in doubles action at #1, winning 8-5, while Lee and Garland combined for an 8-6 win at #2. Thomas and Blumenkranz completed the sweep with an 8-3 win at #3.

In singles action, Thomas led off with a 6-2, 6-2 win at #1, while Charm earned a 6-2, 6-4 win at #2. Freshman Basu Ratnam (Oyster Bay, NY) picked up a 6-1, 7-6 (1) victory at #3, while Lee earned a 6-2, 6-0 win at #4. Garland was victorious at #5, winning 6-2, 7-6 (3), while Tedaldi completed the day with a 7-5, 6-1 win at #6.

The Bears continue action Saturday, March 4, when they host #75 Michigan State at 11:00 a.m.

Complete Results
Doubles vs. Lafayette
#1 Thomas/Charm (B) def. Mott/Guarino (L) 8-1
#2 Titus/Fehrs (L) def. Blumenkranz/Garland (B) 8-6
#3 Tedaldi/Gardner (B) def. Warren/Kojanis (L) 8-6

Singles vs. Lafayette
#1 Hanegby (B) def. Mott (L) 6-3, 7-5
#2 Kohli (B) def. Warren (L) 6-1, 6-2
#3 Lee (B) def. Guarino (L) 6-1, 6-3
#4 Garland (B) def. Titus (L) 6-1, 6-4
#5 Gardner (B) def. Kojanis (L) 6-0, 6-2
#6 Blumenkranz (B) def. Fehrs (L) 6-0, 6-4

Doubles vs. Marist
#1 Hanegby/Kohli (B) def. Genovese/Rodriguez (M) 8-5
#2 Lee/Garland (B) def. Santucci/Nguyen (M) 8-6
#3 Thomas/Blumenkranz (B) def. Josephs/Marks (M) 8-3

Singles vs. Marist
#1 Thomas (B) def. Genovese (M) 6-2, 6-2
#2 Charm (B) def. Van Wasbeek (M) 6-2, 6-4
#3 Ratnam (B) def. Rodriguez (M) 6-1, 7-6 (1)
#4 Lee (B) def. Santucci (M) 6-2, 6-0
#5 Garland (B) def. Josephs (M) 6-2, 7-6 (3)
#6 Tedaldi (B) def. Marks (M) 7-5, 6-1