Xavier Upsets #70 Brown, 4-3

CINCINNATI, OH - The Brown men's tennis team (5-5), which debuted in the National rankings earlier this week at #70, dropped a tight, 4-3, match to Xavier on Saturday afternoon. Brown was led by senior Nathaniel Gorham (Los Altos Hills, CA), who won at #1 singles and at #3 doubles. The match ultimately came down to the doubles point, as the two teams split singles action with Brown winning at #1, #3, and #6.

Xavier 4, #70 Brown 3
Doubles
#1 - Bandy/Herrlinger (Xavier) def. Au/Klanke (Brown) 9-7
#2 - Palmenter/Starr (Xavier) def. Hill/Posner (Brown) 8-5
#3 - Deighton/Gorham (Brown) def. Pactorius/Torbeck (Xavier) 8-3
Singles
#1 - Nathaniel Gorham (Brown) def. Chris Herrlinger (Xavier) 7-6 (5), 7-6(7)
#2 - Richard Canelas (Xavier) def. Kendrick Au (Brown) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
#3 - Timmy Klanke (Brown) def. Patrick Bandy (Xavier) 6-1, 6-2
#4 - JT Torbeck (Xavier) def. Mike Hill (Brown) 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1
#5 - Brandon MacDonald (Xavier) def. Tom Deighton (Brown) 6-3, 6-4
#6 - Charlie Posner (Brown) def. Brian Starr (Xavier) 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4

Pictured: Nathaniel Gorham ’10 (Photo by DSPics.com)