October 7, 2013

Men’s Tennis Hosts Brown Invitational

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior Daniel Hirschberg (Westport, Conn.), sophomore Ivan Kravtchenko (Sunnyvale, Calif.) and freshman Gregory Garcia (Poway, Calif.) all earned three victories apiece as the Brown University men's tennis team hosted the Brown Invitational, in memory of Margaux Powers, over the weekend.

Hirschberg, Kravtchenko and Garcia all went 3-0 over the two-day span by picking up victories over players from Middlebury, Georgetown and Dartmouth. In doubles action, Hirschberg and Kravtchenko teamed up to down Middlebury's tandem of Alex Johnston and Andrew Lebovitz, 8-5. Hirschberg also partnered with Garcia to take down Georgetown, 8-4.

Additionally, junior Justin To (Hong Kong, China) went 2-0 in singles play and joined fellow junior William Spector (Weston, Mass.) as the duo defeated Georgetown's Alex Tropiano and Casey Distaso, 8-5.

The Bears return to action on Oct. 17-20 for the ITA Regional Championship in New Haven, Conn.

Brown vs. Middlebury College
Doubles:
1. Campbell/Jones (Mid) def. Garcia/To (Brown), 8-5
2. Hirschberg/Kravtchenko (Brown) def. Johnston/Lebovitz (Mid), 8-4
3. Azargui/Neff (Brown) def. Mountifield/Smolyer (Mid), 8-7
4. Whittle/Nath (Brown) def. Fitzgibbons/Frons, 8-6 

Singles:
1. Hirschberg (Brown) def. Campbell (Mid), 6-1, 6-2
2. Kravtchenko (Brown) def. Jones (Mid), 6-5, 6-3
3. Garcia (Brown) def. Johnston (Mid), 6-3, 6-1
4. To (Brown) def. Fitzgibbons (Mid), 6-4, 6-5
5. Mountifield (Mid) def. Whittle (Brown), 6-4, 6-1
6. Frons (Mid) def. Neff (Brown), 6-2 6-3
7. Smolyar (Mid) def. Nath (Brown), 6-2, 6-3 

Brown vs. Georgetown University
Doubles:
1. Spector/To (Brown) def. Tropiano/Distaso (G), 8-5
2. Hirschberg/Garcia (Brown) def. Korber/Mahlangu (G), 8-4
3. Kravtchenko/Azargui (Brown) def. Dottino/Murphy (G), 8-6 

Singles:
1. Hirschberg (Brown) def. Khanin (G), 6-5 6-3
2. Spector (Brown) def. Korber (G), 6-5 6-1
3. Garcia (Brown) def. Mahlangu (G), 6-1 6-5
4. Kravtchenko (Brown) def. Tropiano (G), 5-6 6-4 10-5
5. Azargui (Brown) def. Murphy (G), 6-5 6-2  
6. Distaso (G) def. Nath (Brown), 3-6 6-1 10-6
7. Brosens (G) def. Whittle (Brown), 6-3 4-6 10-5 

Brown vs. Dartmouth College
Singles:
1. Hirschberg (Brown) def. Wall (D), 6-4 6-3
2. Kravtchenko (Brown) def. Todd (D), 5-6 6-3 10-7
3. Garcia (Brown) def. Pedraza (D), 6-3 6-2
4. To (Brown) def. Ghorbani (D), 6-1 6-2
5. Neff (Brown) def. Tannenbaum (D), 6-3 6-5
6. Nordahl (D) def. Nath (Brown), 6-4, 6-4