#47 Bears Sweep Hofstra and Fairfield

March 11, 2006

PROVIDENCE, RI - The #47 Brown men's tennis team (13-2) picked up two wins on Friday evening, defeating Hofstra, 7-0, and Fairfield, 7-0. Brown won 11 of the 12 singles matches in straight sets along the way.

Against Hofstra, senior Phil Charm (Concord, MA) led the way, combining with freshman Chris Lee (Sudbury, MA) for an 8-1 win at #2 doubles, and posting a 7-6, 6-7, 1-0 win at #1 singles. In other doubles action, junior Dan Hanegby (Herzliya, Israel) and sophomore Saurabh Kohli (Colaba, Mumbai, India) earned an 8-6 win at #1, while freshman Basu Ratnam (Oyster Bay, NY) and sophomore Scott Blumenkranz (Portola Valley, CA) picked up an 8-4 win at #3.

After Charm's three-set win, the other five Brown wins all came in straight sets, starting with junior Eric Thomas (Cincinnati, OH), who won, 6-0, 6-1, at #2. Freshman Sam Garland (Bradenton, FL) posted a 6-1, 6-0 win at #3, while Ratnam earned a 6-1, 6-0 win at #4. Senior Luke Tedaldi (West Newton, MA) earned a 6-1, 6-4 win at #5 and freshman Noah Gardner (Cambridge, MA) picked up a 6-1, 6-3 win at #6.

In the win over Fairfield, Brown dominated the doubles point, dropping just two games, one at #2 and one at #3. Charm and Ratnam shutout their opponent at #1, winning, 8-0, while Thomas and Garland earned an 8-1 win at #2. Tedaldi and Blumenkranz closed out doubles with an 8-1 win at #3.

Hanegby led off at #1 singles, winning 6-1, 6-4 in the closest match against the Stags. Kohli won, 6-3, 6-0 at #2, while Tedaldi won, 6-1, 6-1, at #3. Gardner earned a 6-1, 6-1 win at #4, while Garland picked up a 6-3, 6-0 win at #5. Blumenkranz closed out the win with a 6-1, 6-1 win at #6.

The Bears continue action March 16-19 when the take part in the competitive Blue/Gray Invitational in Montgomery, AL.

Brown 7, Hofstra 0
Doubles
#1 Hanegby/Kohli (B) def. Djordjevic/Djordjevic (H) 8-6
#2 Charm/Lee (B) def. Cha/Sforzo (H) 8-1
#3 Ratnam/Blumenkranz (B) def. Schor/Radokovic (H) 8-4

Singles
#1 Charm (B) def. N. Djordjevic (H) 7-6, 6-7, 1-0
#2 Thomas (B) def. Satucci (H) 6-0, 6-1
#3 Garland (B) def. Sforzo (H) 6-1, 6-0
#4 Ratnam (B) def. Schor (H) 6-1, 6-0
#5 Tedaldi (B) def. L. Djordjevic (H) 6-1, 6-4
#6 Gardner (B) def. Radokovic (H) 6-1, 6-3

Brown 7, Fairfield 0
Doubles
#1 Charm/Ratnam (B) def. Fernando/Gannon (F) 8-0
#2 Thomas/Garland (B) def. Kouri/Palumbo (F) 8-1
#3 Tedaldi/Blumenkranz (B) def. Szikla/Morrison (F) 8-1

Singles
#1 Hanegby (B) def. Fernando (F) 6-1, 6-4
#2 Kohli (B) def. Kouri (F) 6-3, 6-0
#3 Tedaldi (B) def. Palumbo (F) 6-1, 6-1
#4 Gardner (B) def. Morrison (F) 6-1, 6-1
#5 Garland (B) def. Szikla (F) 6-3, 6-0
#6 Blumenkranz (B) def. Gannon (F) 6-1, 6-1