May 1, 2008

Five Bears Earn All-Ivy Recognition

May 1, 2008

PROVIDENCE, RI - Five members of the Brown men's tennis team have earned All-Ivy recognition for their performances this season. Headlining the group is Senior Saurabh Kohli (Colaba, Mumbai, India), who was named Second Team All-Ivy in singles and First Team All-Ivy in doubles with junior Basu Ratnam (Oyster Bay, NY). This marks the third straight All-Ivy selection for Kohli, after he earned Second Team All-Ivy in doubles in 2006 and First Team All-Ivy in doubles last year. His Second Team Singles selection this season marks his first-ever All-Ivy singles honor. For Ratnam, it marks his second selection to the All-Ivy teams, after he earned Second Team All-Ivy honors in singles as a freshman.

In addition to Kohli and Ratnam, juniors Chris Lee (Sudbury, MA), Sam Garland (Bradenton, FL), and Noah Gardner (Cambridge, MA) also earned Second Team All-Ivy honors in singles (Lee) and Doubles (Garland/Gardner). It is Lee's second career All-Ivy selection, after he earned First Team All-Ivy in doubles action as a freshman. This marks the first-ever appearance on the All-Ivy team for both Garland and Gardner.

As a doubles team, Kohli and Ratnam compiled a 6-6 record, all played at the #1 position. They were 4-2 in Ivy action, winning matches against Cornell, Columbia, Dartmouth, and Yale. Kohli played exclusively at #1 singles during the Ivy season and was 3-4 against teams from the Ancient Eight, earning big wins against Cornell, Columbia, and Yale.

Lee was also named Second Team All-Ivy in singles, after posting a 5-2 record against Ivy competition, including a 3-1 record at #2 singles and a 2-1 mark at #3 singles. Overall, Lee was 12-12 on the season.

The doubles team of Garland and Gardner also earned Second Team All-Ivy honors, after earning a 4-3 record during the Ivy season, including a 4-2 mark at #2 doubles, earning wins over Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, and Yale. For the season, the duo posted a 16-10 record in doubles action.

2008 Men's Tennis All-Ivy
First Team - Singles
*Ashwin Kumar, Harvard
*Jason Pinsky, Penn
*Peter Capkovic, Princeton
Chris Clayton, Harvard
Mark Brodie, Dartmouth
Jonathan Wong, Columbia

First Team - Doubles
*Ashwin Kumar & Sasha Ermakov, Harvard
Saurabh Kohli & Basu Ratnam, Brown
Mark Brodie & Jeff Schechtman, Dartmouth

Player of the Year
Peter Capkovic, Princeton

Rookie of the Year
Jeremy Feldman, Cornell
* unanimous

Second Team - Singles
Saurabh Kohli, Brown
Chris Lee, Brown
Mark Clemente, Columbia
Michael Caldwell, Yale
Dan Nguyen, Harvard
Bogdan Borta, Columbia

Second Team - Doubles
Jonathan Wong & Bogdan Borta, Columbia
Sam Garland & Noah Gardner, Brown
Josh Lederman & Calvin Bennett, Yale

Honorable Mention - Singles
Joshua Goldstein, Cornell
George Carpeni, Princeton
Jeff Dawson, Yale
Eric Riley, Penn
Aba Omodele-Lucien, Harvard

Honorable Mention - Doubles
Michael Hayes & Alexei Chijoff-Evans, Harvard
Josh Goldstein & Weston Nichols, Cornell
Dan Nguyen & Aba Omodele-Lucien, Harvard