49th Ranked Bears Overcome Cornell, 6-1

April 18, 2004

Providence, RI - The 49th ranked Brown men's tennis team continued its winning ways with a 6-1 victory Ivy League over Cornell Saturday afternoon. The win extends Brown's record to 18-5 overall and 4-0 in the Ivy League.

The Bears will host Harvard, ranked 20th nationally and also unbeaten in Ivy play, next Friday, April 23, in crucial Ivy League match, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Brown easily won the doubles point as coach Jay Harris continues to shuffle the lineup in search of the best combinations. Kris Goddard and Zachary Pasanen earned a tough 8-6 win at number one doubles. The Bears had a much easier time at number two and three doubles, with Jamie Cerretani and Ben Brier combining for an 8-2 win, and Adil Shamasdin and Nick Goldberg taking an 8-2 decision.

After Goldberg lost a close match at number one, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (7), Cerretani cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 win at number two. Shamasdin cleaned up at number three, 6-2, 6-4, while freshman Eric Thomas captured a 6-3, 6-0 win at number four. At fifth singles, Brier earned a hard fought 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (8) victory, and at number six singles, Pasanan came away with a 6-1, 6-4 decision.

Brown 6, Columbia 1

Doubles
1. Goddard and Pasanen (B) def. Bruner and Ruff, 8-6
2.  Cerretanmi and Brier (B) def. Gullen and Spencer, 8-2
3.  Shamasdin and Goldberg (B) def. Shum and Pultrowitz, 8-2

Singles 1. Zach Gullin (Cor) def. Nick Goldberg, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (7) 2. Jamie Cerretani (B) def. Scott Pultrowitz, 6-2, 6-1 3. Adil Shamasdin (B) def. Brett McKeon, 6-2, 6-4 4. Eric Thomas (B) def. Scott Spencer, 6-3, 6-0 5. Ben Brier (B) def. Nic Brumer, 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (8) 6. Zack Pasanen (B) def. A. Sham, 6-1, 6-4