Bears Upset Columbia, 4-3

Sept. 29, 2007

FLUSHING, NY - The seventh-seeded Brown men's tennis team (2-0) posted its second straight 4-3 win at the ECAC Championships, defeating second-seeded Columbia in Quarterfinal action on Saturday. For the second day in a row, the top of the Bears' singles lineup failed to produce a win. But, the bottom half of the lineup picked up three close wins and, combined with another doubles win, was enough to edge the Lions, 4-3.

Brown won #2 and #3 doubles with idential 8-5 scores, before junior Chris Lee (Sudbury, MA) and senior Saurabh Kohli (Colaba, Mumbai, India) picked up a 9-8 win at #1 for the sweep. In singles action, Lee's match at #4 was extremely close as he won both sets by a 7-5 score. After freshman Jonathan Pearlman (New York, NY) won at #5, 7-6, 6-1, freshman Charlie Posner (Cambridge, MA) needed three sets at #6 to help Brown clinch the win.

#7 Brown 4, #2 Columbia 3
Singles
No. 1 Borta (Columbia) def. Saurabh Kohli (Brown), 4-6, 6-2, 5-3 ret.
No. 2 Drucker (Columbia) def. Nathaniel Gorham (Brown), 6-2, 7-6
No. 3 Clemente (Columbia) def. Basu Ratnam (Brown), 6-2, 7-6
No. 4 Chris Lee (Brown) def. Wong (Columbia), 7-5, 7-5
No. 5 Jonathan Pearlman (Brown) def. Kung (Columbia), 7-6, 6-1
No. 6 Charlie Posner (Brown) def. Urban (Columbia) 4-6, 7-6, 6-2

Doubles
No. 1 Lee/Kohli (Brown) def. Borta/Clemente (Columbia), 9-8
No. 2 Gorham/Ratnam (Brown) def. Kung/Wong (Columbia), 8-5
No. 3 Drucker/El Midawi (Columbia) def. Posner/Pearlman (Brown) 8-5