May 6, 2005
PROVIDENCE, RI - Three members of the NCAA-bound Brown men's tennis team have earned All-Ivy recognition for their performances this season. Headlining the group is senior co-captain Adil Shamasdin (Pickering, ONT), who was a unanimous First Team selection. Shamasdin also earned second team doubles honors with senior co-captain Nicholas Goldberg (Albuquerque, NM). In addition, Goldberg and sophomore Eric Thomas (Cincinnati, OH) were both second team selections in singles action.
Shamasdin played mostly at #1 singles, where he posted a 10-4 mark, including a 4-1 record in the Ivy League. At #2 singles, Shamasdin earned an 8-2 record with an undefeated, 2-0, record in the Ivy League. He finished the regular season with an overall singles record of 24-9, including a huge upset win over Izak van der Merwe, who was ranked #7 at the time, in Brown's 5-2 victory over Old Dominion. His .727 winning percentage in singles ranks fifth on the team.
Goldberg, who battled back from an injury at the start of the Bears' regular season, came back after rehab to earn a 7-4 record at #2 singles, including a 3-2 mark in the Ivy League. He also played at #1, where he went 4-2 (1-1) and at #3, where he went 1-1. Goldberg posted an overall record of 22-8 in singles action with a winning percentage of .733, which ranks third on the team.
Thomas, Brown's other singles selection, played regularly at #3 singles, where he posted a perfect 7-0 record in Ivy competition. Overall, Thomas went 15-3 at #3 singles, with a 5-1 mark at #1 and a 1-1 mark at #2. His overall singles record of 28-8 (.778) is second on the team, but leads all players in the regular lineup.
In doubles action, Shamasdin and Goldberg earned a second team nod, going 15-7 overall, including a 7-5 dual match record at #1 doubles. The duo posted a 3-2 record at #1 doubles during the Ivy season.
Shamasdin, Goldberg, Thomas, and the rest of the Bears will travel to Knoxville, TN to face Ohio State at 1:00 p.m. on May 14, in NCAA First Round action.