Men’s Tennis Wins 19 of 24 Matches on Final Day of Brown Invitational

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Brown men's tennis team picked up a total of 19 wins on the final day of competition at the Brown Invitational, in memory of Margaux Powers. Leading the way on Saturday were juniors Brandon Burke (Kingston, Jamaica) and Sam Fife (Scarsdale, NY) and sophomore William Spector (Weston, MA), who all went 3-0.

The Bears competed against both Georgetown and Boston College, winning three of four doubles matches and five of eight singles matches against the Hoyas. Brown swept the Eagles in doubles and won seven of eight singles matches.

For the weekend, Burke, Fife, and freshmen Lucas Da Silveira (Incline Village, NV) and Ivan Kravtchenko (Sunnyvale, CA) were all undefeated. Da Silveira went 3-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles, while Kravtchenko was 2-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles. Burke went 2-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles, while Fife was 1-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles.

Brown vs. Georgetown
Doubles

#1 – Caris/Distasio (G) def. Deighton/Riechmann (Brown) 9-8 (5)
#2 – Burke/Fife (Brown) def. Milner/Tropiano (G) 9-7
#3 – Azargui/Spector (Brown) def. Khanin/Korber (G) 8-3
#4 – Kravtchenko/To (Brown) def. Brosens/Katz (G) 8-4

Singles
#1 – William Spector (Brown) def. Caris (G) 6-7 (9), 6-2 (10-8)
#2 – Michael Riechmann (Brown) def. Krober (G) 6-3, 6-2
#3 – Khanin (G) def. Daniel Hirschberg (Brown) 6-4, 6-3
#4 – Sam Fife (Brown) def. Milner (G) 6-2, 6-2
#5 – Lucas Da Silveira (Brown) def. Distasio (G) 7-6 (7), 4-6, 10-7
#6 – Ivan Kravtchenko (Brown) def. Tropiano (G) 6-3, 6-3
#7 – Brosens (G) def. Jacob Laser (Brown) 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-8
#8 – Katz (G) def. David Neff (Brown) 6-4, 7-5

Brown vs. Boston College
Doubles

#1 – Azargui/Burke (Brown) def. Grokenberger/Nelson (BC) 8-2
#2 – Deighton/Riechmann (Brown) def. Childree/McGinnis (BC) 8-2
#3 – Fife/Spector (Brown) def. Raude/Wagner (BC) 8-4
#4 – Hirschberg/Neff (Brown) def. McKean/Puestow (BC) 8-5

Singles
#1 – Michael Riechmann (Brown) def. Nelson (BC) 6-4, 5-7, 10-6
#2 – Brandon Burke (Brown) def. Raude (BC) 6-0, 6-1
#3 – Daniel Hirschberg (Brown) def. Grokenberger (BC) 6-0, 7-5
#4 – Lucas Da Silveira (Brown) def. McGinnis (BC) 6-2, 6-1
#5 – Jacob Laser (Brown) def. Childree (BC) 7-6 (1), 6-3
#6 – Wagner (Brown) def. Soufiane Azargui (Brown) 6-3, 2-6, 10-5
#7 – Justin To (Brown) def. Puestow (BC) 6-3, 6-4
#8 – David Neff (Brown) def. McKean (BC) 2-6, 6-3, 10-6

Pictured: Sam Fife '14 went 3-0 on the second day of the Brown Invitational to finish the weekend 4-0. Photo by DSPics.net.