February 12, 2011

Bears Continue Unbeaten Streak, Defeat Davidson, 6-1

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Brown men's tennis team (5-0) won its fifth straight match on the young season, with a 6-1 victory over visiting Davidson on Saturday afternoon. The Bears won the doubles point, including a dominating, 8-0, win at #3 to open the match. Brown continued its strong singles play, winning the first three matches off the courts to clinch the match before Davidson got on the board with a win at #1. Several Bears earned wins in both singles and doubles, including sophomore Tom Deighton (London, England) and senior Kendrick Au (St. John's, NF), who combined for an 8-4 win at #2 doubles, which clinched the doubles point. Deighton also won at #4 singles, while Au picked up a victory at the #5 position.

Freshman Sam Fife (Scarsfale, NY) and senior Charlie Posner (Cambridge, MA) started things off for the Bears, earning a dominating, 8-0, win at #3 doubles, before Deighton and Au clinched the point at #2.

Fife opened the singles competition with a 6-2, 6-3 victory at #3 to put Brown up, 2-0, and then Deighton increased the lead to 3-0 with a 6-3, 6-0 win at #4. Sophomore Mike Hill (Topsham, ME) clinched the victory for Brown when he posted a 6-3, 6-3 win at #2. Davidson got on the board with a win at #1, but Au and sophomore Timmy Klanke (Potomac, MD) won their respective matches at #5 and #6 to close out the 6-1 victory.

Brown continues action next weekend when it travels to Harvard to take part in the ECAC Team Tournament. Seeding for the Tournament will be announced this week.

Brown 6, Davidson 1
Doubles
#1 – Gee/Schafer (Davidson) def. Azargui/Burke (Brown) 8-7 (5)
#2 – Au/Deighton (Brown) def. Kallcik/Lyons (Davidson) 8-4
#3 – Fife/Posner (Brown) def Mark/Moore (Davidson) 8-0
Order of Finish:
3,2*,1

Singles

#1 – Joe Schafer (Davidson) def. Brandon Burke (Brown) 6-4, 6-4
#2 – Mike Hill (Brown) def. Chris Mark (Davidson) 6-3, 6-3
#3 – Sam Fife (Brown) def. Arie Hefter (Davidson) 6-2, 6-3
#4 – Tom Deighton (Brown) def. Walker Lyons (Davidson) 6-3, 6-0
#5 – Kendrick Au (Brown) def. Calum Gee (Davidson) 6-3, 6-1
#6 – Timmy Klanke (Brown) def. Kevin Moore (Davidson) 6-2, 6-3
Order of Finish: 3,4,2*,1,5,6

Pictured: Tom Deighton '13. Photo by DSPics.net.