May 13, 2004

Bears Place Five On All-Ivy Men's Tennis Team

May 13, 2004

Five different Brown men's tennis players have earned All-Ivy honors in either singles or doubles as selected by the eight Ancient Eight men's tennis coaches. Senior Jamie Cerretani (Reading, MA) led the way for the Bears by being named first team All-Ivy in singles for the second consecutive season.

Brown finished its 2004 season with a 20-6 record and finished second in the Ivy League standings with a 6-1 league mark.

Joining Cerretani as first team All-Ivy selections were the doubles team of senior Kris Goddard (Littleton, CO) and sophomore Zachary Pasanen (North Andover, MA). Brown's second team All-Ivy selections in singles were junior Nicholas Goldberg (Albuquerque, NM) and junior Adil Shamasdin (Pickering, Ont.). Cerretani also teamed with senior Ben Brier (Dartmouth, MA) to earn second team All-Ivy doubles honors.

Cerretani, who will represent Brown in singles and doubles at the NCAA Championship later this month, was a unanimous first team All-Ivy choice. He earned 22 singles wins this year, and captured the Omni Regional Singles title this past fall, advancing to the National Indoor Championship. Cerretani also put together a 35-4 doubles record, including 22-2 slate when paired with Shamasdin. He is currently third on Brown's all-time singles wins list with 93 career wins.

Goddard and Pasanen teamed at first doubles to compile an 18-6 overall record, including a 6-1 Ivy doubles mark. Overall, Pasanen was 25-9 in doubles play and Goddard was 27-9. Pasanen compiled a 6-0 singles record in the Ivy League and was 23-10 overall in singles play. Goddard posted a 9-7 singles mark.

Shamasdin, who played third singles for the Bears, posted a strong 25-8 singles record and was perfect in Ivy play with a 7-0 mark. He was equally impressive in doubles play, compiling a 32-5 record. Shamasdin will also represent Brown at this year's NCAA Championship, pairing with Cerretani in doubles.

Goldberg had a strong season at second singles, registering a 25-9 overall record, 4-3 in the Ivy League. He was 29-8 overall in doubles play, and teamed with Shamasdin to record a 4-1 Ivy doubles mark.

Brier played an integral role in the success of the Bears' team, teaming with Cerretani for an 11-1 doubles record, including a 5-1 Ivy mark. Brier posted more singles wins than any other Brown player, compiling a 26-10 record, including a 5-2 mark in Ivy singles. In doubles, Brier compiled a 31-7 overall mark.