September 29, 2009

Au & Posner Doubles Finalists at USTA Collegiate Invitational

FLUSHING, NY - The Brown men's tennis team had three players compete at the 2009 USTA Collegiate Invitational over the weekend with juniors Kendrick Au (St. John's, NF) and Charlie Posner (Cambridge, MA) finishing as runners-up in the #1 doubles flight. Au also had a strong showing in the #1 singles flight, earning a win over top-seeded and 71st-ranked Mihai Nichifor of Columbia in his first match.  Freshman Mike Hill (Topsham, ME) competed in #2 singles, while Posner competed in #3 singles in addition to #1 doubles with Au.

Brown Results
#1 Doubles
Posner/Au def. Johnson/VanVetzer (Army), 8-3; def. Vloedgraven/Wong (Binghamton), 8-2; def. Shoji/Slow (Princeton), 8-6; lost to (#1) Kreutzer/Nolan (BC), 9-7.
#1 Singles
Au def. (#1) Mihai Nichfor (Columbia), 6-4, 6-1; lost to Milo Hauk (St. John's), 7-5, 7-5; def. Andy Gauthier (Cornell), 6-3, 7-6 (4); def. Sven Vloedgraven (Binghamton), w/o.
#2 Singles
Hill lost to (#2) Phil Law (Penn), 6-3, 7-6 (5); def. Kirill Kasyahov (Sacred Heart), 7-6 (6), 3-6, 11-9; def. Jason Lin (Penn), 6-2, 4-1 (ret); def. Gary Kushnirovich (Army), w/o.
#3 Singles
Posner lost to Nathaniel Gery (Columbia), 7-5, 6-3; def. (#4) Dan Sauter (Fairfield), 6-3, 3-6, 10-8; lost to Nicolas Pisecky (Marist), 7-6 (6), 6-2.