#75 Bears Fall to #30 Stanford, 6-1

March 24, 2008

PALO ALTO, CA - The 75th-ranked Brown men's tennis team (9-10) opened its West Coast spring break trip with a 6-1 loss to #30 Stanford. The Bears fell behind, 1-0, after dropping all three doubles matches. The Cardinal then won the first set in four of the six singles matches to set up their 6-1 victory. Juniors Sam Garland (Bradenton, FL) and Noah Gardner (Cambridge, MA) both won their first sets at #5 and #6, respectively, with identical 7-6 scores. Garland eventually fell in a third-set tiebreaker, while Gardner earned the Bears' lone point with a 6-2 win in his second set.

#30 Stanford 6, #75 Brown 1
Doubles
#1 Bruch/Muller (S) def. Ratnam/Kohli (B) 8-3
#2 Clayton/Morrissey (S) def. Garland/Gardner (B) 8-3
#3 Hirshman/Wire (S) def. Posner/Lee (B) 8-6
Order of finish: 2,1,3
Singles
#1 (#2) Alex Clayton (S) def. Saurabh Kohli (B) 6-3, 6-4
#2 (#56) Matt Bruch (S) def. Jonathan Pearlman (B) 6-2, 6-3
#3 (#91) Richard Wire (S) def. Basu Ratnam (B) 6-3, 7-5
#4 Phil Kao (S) def. Kendrick Au (B) 6-1, 6-2
#5 Greg Hirshman (S) def. Sam Garland (B) 6-7, 6-2, 1-0 (10-4)
#6 Noah Gardner (B) def. Ted Kelly (S) 7-6, 6-2
Order of finish: 4,1,2,6,3,5