Bears Advance to Semi-Finals with 5-2 Victory over Cornell

Oct. 1, 2005

FLUSHING, NY - The Brown men's tennis team (2-0), seeded second in the ECAC Championship, advanced to Sunday's semi-finals, with a 5-2 victory over Cornell, the seventh seed in the tournament. The four-day event is held at the US Tennis Center in Flushing, NY.

In what is a rare occurrence for the Brown men's tennis team, the Bears dropped the doubles point, posting just one victory in the three matches, winning at #3. Sophomore Scott Blumenkranz (Portola Valley, CA) and freshman Sam Garland (Bradenton, FL) combined for an 8-5 victory for that point, but Cornell took the doubles point with wins at #1 and #2.

Brown rebounded in singles action, taking five of the six matches, including four in straight sets, to post the 5-2 victory. Junior Dan Hanegby (Herzliva, Israel) picked up a 7-5, 6-4 win at #1, while junior Eric Thomas (Cincinnati, OH) earned a 6-3, 6-1 win at #2.

Sophomore Saurabh Kohli (Colaba, Mumbai, India) posted a 6-2, 6-4 win at #4, while sophomore Michael Scherer (Potomac, MD) earned a 6-2, 6-2 win at #5. Senior Luke Tedaldi (West Newton, MA) rounded out the day with a win at #6, 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (5).

Brown continues action tomorrow, Sunday, October 2, when it takes on Harvard in the semi-finals.

COMPLETE RESULTS
DOUBLES
#1 Brunner/Raff (C) def. Charm/Hanegby (B), 8-4
#2 Back/Brous (C) def. Kohli/Thomas (B), 8-6
#3 Blumenkranz/Garland (B) def. McKeon/Wu (C), 8-5

SINGLES
#1 (#60) Hanegby (B) def. McKeon (C), 7-5, 6-4
#2 Thomas (B) Brunner (C), 6-3, 6-1
#3 Raff (C) def Charm (B), 7-6 (5), 2-6, 1-0 (8)
#4 Kohli (B) def. Brous (C), 6-2, 6-4
#5 Scherer (B) def. Yu (C), 6-2, 6-2
#6 Tedaldi (B) def. Kung (C), 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (5)