Fife Advances to Quarterfinals at ITA Regionals; Klanke Wins Singles Backdraw

NEW HAVEN, CT – Seven members of the Brown men's tennis team competed at the ITA Northeast Regionals over the weekend. Freshman Sam Fife (Scarsdale, NY) led the team, advancing to the singles quarterfinals, while sophomore Timmy Klanke (Potomac, MD) won five straight singles matches to claim the singles backdraw. Senior Kendrick Au (St. John's, NF), sophomores Mike Hill (Topsham, ME) and Tom Deighton (London, England), and freshman Brandon Burke (Kingston, Jamaica) all also won at least one singles match over the weekend.

Complete Brown Results

Singles First Round – Kendrick Au (Brown) def. Ruben Devos (Binghamton) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4; Landon Greene (Marist) def. Timmy Klanke (Brown) 6-4, 7-5; Mike Hill (Brown) def. Vusa Hove (Buffalo) 6-4, 7-5; Brandon Burke (Brown) def. Brian Mikkelson (Quinnipiac) 6-3, 7-5; (17-32) Sam Fife (Brown) – BYE; (17-32) Tom Deighton (Brown) – BYE

Singles Second Round – (8) John Huang (Yale) def. Kendrick Au (Brown) 6-3, 6-2; Mike Hill (Brown) def. (17-32) Andy Nguyen (Harvard) 6-3, 6-4; (16) Gilbert Wong (Binghamton) def. Brandon Burke (Brown) 6-1, 6-2; (17-32) Sam Fife (Brown) def. Zach Katz (Penn) 6-4, 6-4; (17-32) Tom Deighton (Brown) def. Jason Lin (Penn) 6-3, 6-3

Singles Third Round – (11) Arnav Jain (Binghamton) def. Mike Hill (Brown) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2; (17-32) Sam Fife (Brown) def. Alistair Felton (Harvard) 6-1, 7-5; (3) Akash Muppidi (BC) def. (17-32) Tom Deighton (Brown) 6-1, 7-6

Singles Fourth Round – (17-32) Sam Fife (Brown) def. (17-32) Jonathan Pearlman (Harvard) 6-4, 6-1

Singles Quarterfinals – (12) Daniel Hoffman (Yale) def. (17-32) Sam Fife (Brown) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Doubles First Round – Devos/Bornkessel (Binghamton) def. Hill/Klanke (Brown) 8-6; Kreutzer/Skinner (BC) def. Burke/Deighton (Brown) 8-5; (5) Au/Posner (Brown) – BYE

Doubles Second Round – Bloom/Spindler (Princeton) def. (5) Au/Posner (Brown) 9-8

Consolation Singles First Round – Timmy Klanke (Brown) def. Mitch Wong (Stony Brook) 6-3, 6-2; ZhongMin Chen (Cornell) def. Charlie Posner (Brown) 6-0, 6-1

Consolation Singles Second Round – Timmy Klanke (Brown) def. Nick Massaresse (Sacred Heart) 6-2, 6-3

Consolation Singles Quarterfinals – Timmy Klanke (Brown) def. Petr Rousar (NJIT) 6-2, 6-4

Consolation Singles Semifinals – Timmy Klanke (Brown) def. Billy Grokenberger (BC) 4-6, 6-0, 1-0 (5)

Consolation Singles Finals – Timmy Klanke (Brown) def. Augie Bloom (Princeton) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Pictured: Timmy Klanke '13. Photo by DSPics.net.