Bears Earn 6-1 Win over Marquette

March 10, 2009

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown men's tennis team (12-4) earned a 6-1 win over Marquette on Monday evening at the Pizzitola Center Courts. Brown was led by senior Chris Lee (Sudbury, MA) and sophomore Jonathan Pearlman (New York, NY), as the duo combined for an 8-5 win at #2 doubles and also won their respective matches at #2 and #1 singles.

The two teams split the first two doubles matches, as Marquette won at #1 and Pearlman and Lee earned an 8-5 win at #2. The point came down to #3, where junior Nathaniel Gorham (Los Altos Hills, CA) and sophomore Kendrick Au (St. John's, NF) won a close, 9-8 (2) match to give Brown the 1-0 lead.

Brown won three of the first four singles matches on the courts, as Pearlman claimed a 6-3, 7-5 win at #1 and senior Sam Garland (Bradenton, FL) earned a 6-2, 6-3 win at #4. A loss at #3 singles gave Marquette a point, but Lee clinched the win for Brown with a three-set win at #2 singles (6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (6). The Bears also got wins from senior Noah Gardner (Cambridge, MA) at #5, 6-3, 7-6 (2), and from Au at #6, 6-2, 7-6 (2).

Brown 6, Marquette 1
Doubles
#1 Hagan/Boulieris (M) def. Noah Gardner/Garland (Brown) 8-5
#2 Lee/Pearlman (Brown) def. Shao/Medan (M) 8-5
#3 Au/Gorham (Brown) def. Rutherford/Schwerin (M) 9-8 (2)
Singles
#1 Jonathan Pearlman (Brown) def. Trent Hagan (M) 6-3, 7-5
#2 Chris Lee (Brown) def. Dusan Medan (M) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (6)
#3 Nike Boulieris (M) def. Nathaniel Gorham (Brown) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
#4 Sam Garland (Brown) def. Stephen Shao (M) 6-2, 6-3
#5 Noah Gardner (Brown) def. Mark Rutherford (M) 6-3, 7-6 (2)
#6 Kendrick Au (Brown) def. Jonathan Schwerin (M) 6-3, 7-6 (2)