Bears Hold Four National Rankings For First Time Ever

March 10, 2004

The success of the Brown men's tennis program has translated into several national rankings, with coach Jay Harris' team being listed four times in this week's ITA National Rankings.

As a team, Brown is ranked #52 in the nation and will likely move up significantly next week when the rankings become computer point generated. The rankings are now based on coaches votes which have not respected the Bears' 8-1spring start as much as the computer will.

Senior Jamie Cerretani (Reading, MA) also held on to his National Singles ranking this week at #100, after being ranked as high as #42 this season. Cerretani is also listed twice in the national doubles rankings, the first Brown Bear ever to do so. Cerretani and Ben Brier (Dartmouth, MA) debuted this week in the rankings at #50, the first national ranking of Brier's career.

The highest ranking of the week for the Bears is Cerretani and junior Adil Shamasdin (Pickering, Ont.), who are now #7 in the nation as a doubles team, the highest ranking for their career and the highest doubles ranking in Brown Tennis history. The duo are getting very close to Tim Donovan's ranking of #6 in the nation in singles which he held back in 1988.