September 14, 2007

Bears Open Season with Strong Showing in Day 1 of Northeast Intercollegiate

Sept. 14, 2007

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown men's tennis team took the courts this weekend, opening the 2007 season with a strong showing at the Northeast Intercollegiate. In #1 doubles, juniors Chris Lee (Sudbury, MA) and Basu Ratnam (Oyster Bay, NY) won both of their matches to advance to the quarterfinals. In #2 doubles, the freshman duo of Jonathan Pearlman (New York, NY) and Charlie Posner (Cambridge, MA) won both of their matches and will compete in the quarterfinals tomorrow.

In singles action, five of the six Bears competing won their first round matches, including junior Noah Gardner (Cambridge, MA) and Pearlman in the #1 bracket, sophomore Cody Simmons (Gainesville, FL) and Posner in the #2 bracket, and freshman Kendrick Au (St. John's, NF) in the #3 bracket.

COMPLETE RESULTS (Brown Only) - Day 1
#1 Doubles
First Round: Sandburg/Brenner (Bucknell) def. Garland/Gardner (B) 8-6; Lee/Ratnam (B) def. Sechrist/Kruetzer (BC) 8-1. Second Round: Lee/Ratnam (B) def. Dickinson/Silin (Niagara) 8-4. Consolation: Garland/Gardner (B) def. Shaheen/Alenik (Villanova) 8-3.

#2 Doubles
First Round: Pearlman/Posner (B) def. Michaels/Malerba (UConn) 8-7 (5); Simmons/Au (B) def. Chimerakis/Drosick (Villanova) 8-7 (5). Second Round: Pearlman/Posner (B) def. Reibeisen/Hascoe (Bucknell) 8-3; Gross/Eddins (FDU) def. Simmons/Au (B) 8-7 (7).

#1 Singles
First Round: Noah Gardner (B) def. Jeff Cote (URI) 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3); Jonathan Pearlman (B) def. Dave Shaheen (Villanova) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1; Gareth Doran (Harvard) def. Sam Garland (B) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

#2 Singles
First Round: Cody Simmons (B) def. Joe Goldstein (UConn) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4; Charlie Posner (B) def. John Nogueras (Colgate) 6-1, 6-3.

#3 Singles
First Round: Kendrick Au (B) def. Matt McGranahan (Lafayette) 6-2, 6-1