Men's Tennis Sweeps Penn, 7-0

Men's Tennis Sweeps Penn, 7-0

April 11, 2003

Providence, RI - The defending Ivy League champion Brown men's tennis team continued its winning ways with a 7-0 victory over Penn, winning all matches in straight sets over the Quakers at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The victory lifts the Bears to a 2-0 Ivy League mark, 16-3 overall.

Brown grabbed an early 1-0 lead by sweeping the doubles point. Junior Jamie Cerretani and senior Chris Drake earned an 8-4 win at number one for the Bears, followed by sophomores Adil Shamasdin and Nick Goldberg taking an 8-4 victory at second doubles. Junior Kris Goddard teamed with freshman Zachary Pasanen to capture an 8-5 win at third doubles.

The Bears' dominance continued in singles play with Cerretani taking a 6-3, 6-1 win over Penn senior Ryan Harwood at number one. At number two, Drake came away with a 6-1, 6-2 victory for the Bears over Penn's Alex Fritz, while Shamasdin made quick work of Penn sophomore David Lynn, 6-1, 6-2.

Freshman Zach Pasanen came through for the Bears with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Penn's Todd Lecher at number four. At number five, Goldberg captured a 6-2, 6-1 win against sophomore Craig Rubin, while Brier added a 6-2, 6-2 victory at number six over senior Andrew Kolker.

1.  Jamie Cerretani and Chris Drake (B) def. Ryan Howard and Anthony Pu (P), 8-4
2.  Adil Shamasdin and Nick Goldberg (B) def. Alex Fritz and Craig Rubin (P), 8-4
3.  Kris Goddard and Zackary Pasanen (B) def. David Lynn and Jim Fairbanks (P), 8-5

Singles 1. Jamie Cerretani (B) def. Ryan Harwood (P), 6-3, 6-1 2. Chris Drake (B) def. Alex Fritz (P), 6-1, 6-2 3. Adil Shamasdin (B) def. David Lynn, (P), 6-1, 6-2 4. Zachary Pasanen (B) def. Todd Lecher (P), 6-3, 6-2 5. Nick Goldberg (B) def. Craig Rubin (P), 6-2, 6-1 6. Ben Brier (B) def. Andrew Kolker (P), 6-2, 6-2