March 17, 2006

#53 Bears Fall to #73 Texas A&M Corpus Christi at Blue/Gray Classic

March 17, 2006

MONTGOMERY, AL - The #53 Brown men's tennis team (13-4) dropped its second straight match, falling, 4-2, to #73 Texas A&M Corpus Christi in the Consolation round of the Blue/Gray Tennis Classic, held in Montgomery, AL.

Brown started the match by taking the doubles point with wins at #2 and #3. The team of junior Dan Hanegby (Herzliya, Israel) and sophomore Saurabh Kohli (Colaba, Mumbai, India) posted an 8-4 win at #2 to improve to 5-0 in doubles action. Junior Eric Thomas (Cincinnati, OH) and freshman Sam Garland (Bradenton, FL) gave Brown the point with an 8-4 win at #3, as they improved to 6-0 in doubles play.

In singles action, Texas A&M CC went up 2-1 with wins at #1 and #2, as Hanegby and senior Phil Charm (Concord, MA) both fell to ranked opponents. Thomas and freshman Basu Ratnam (Oyster Bay, NY) both pushed their matches to three sets, at #3 and #4, respectively, but were not able to pull out a win.

Kohli was the sole winner in singles action for Brown, taking his match at #5, 6-3, 6-2.

The Bears continue action on Saturday, March 18th, when they face #33 South Alabama at 9:30 a.m. (CST).

#73 Texas A&M Corpus Christi 4, #53 Brown 2
Doubles
#1 Charm/Lee (B) vs. Pavlov/Kumantsov (T) DNF
#2 Hanegby/Kohli (B) def. Morant-Rivas/Zunino (T) 8-4
#3 Thomas/Garland (B) def. Ycaza/Cingel (T) 8-4

Singles
#1 (#43) Morant-Rivas (T) def. (#70) Hanegby (B) 6-2, 6-4
#2 (#125) Kumantsov (T) def. Charm (B) 6-3, 6-2
#3 Pavlov (T) def. Thomas (B) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
#4 Zunino (T) def. Ratnam (B) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
#5 Kohli (B) def. Cingel (T) 6-3, 6-2
#6 Lee (B) vs. Ycaza (T) DNF