Brown Men's Tennis Topples Yale, 4-3

Brown Men's Tennis Topples Yale, 4-3

April 10, 2002

Providence, RI -

The Brown men's tennis team stayed unbeaten in Ivy League play with a 4-3 victory over Yale at Brown's outdoor tennis facility.

Brown captured the doubles point by winning at number one and two doubles. Junior Justin Natale (Flushing, NY) and junior co-captain Chris Drake (Needham, MA) an 8-5 victory at number one, while senior co-captain Nick Malone (Greystones, Ireland) and freshman Adil Shamasdin (Pickering, ONT) earned an 8-6 win at second doubles.

In singles, Malone, a Davis Cup player for Ireland, coasted to a 6-4, 6-2 victory at number two. Drake also won in straight sets at number four, coming away with a 7-5, 6-3 victory, while at number six, freshman Nick Goldberg (Albuquerque, NM) earned a 6-1, 6-1 win to secure the victory for the Bears.

Natale and Drake (B) def. West and Coyle (Y), 8-5
Malone and Shamasdin (B) def. Goldman and Murphy (Y), 8-6
Rosenfeld and Shackelton (Y) def. Cerretani and Goldberg (B)

Singles: Ryan Murphy (Y) def. Justin Natale (B), 6-4, 7-5 Nick Malone (B) def. David Goldman (Y), 6-4, 6-2 Andrew Rosenfeld (Y) def. Jamie Cerretani (B), 6-4, 6-4 Chris Drake (B) def. Chris Shackelton (Y), 7-5, 6-3 Johnny Lu (Y) def. Adil Shamasdin (B), 0-0, 6-4, 6-1 Nick Goldberg (B) def. Gabe Goldstein (Y), 6-1, 6-1

Brown's record: 9-9, 3-0 Ivy