No. 70 Men's Tennis Falls to No. 31 South Florida, 6-1

No. 70 Men's Tennis Falls to No. 31 South Florida, 6-1

TAMPA, Fla. – The Brown men's tennis squad fell to nationally ranked University of South Florida Thursday afternoon, 6-1. With the loss, the Bears fall to 10-6 on the season while the Bulls move to 12-4 on the year.


Sophomore Lucas Da Silveira (Incline Village, NV) scored the lone point for Bruno with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Finn Meinecke at number six singles. Senior Brandon Burke (Kingston, Jamaica), and junior Daniel Hirschberg (Westport, Conn.) both pushed their matches to three sets, but ultimately fell in the final set.


The Bears' third doubles squad of Hirschberg and Gregory Garcia (Poway, Calif.) led their match 7-4 but did not finish, as the doubles result had already been determined.


Brown continues its four-game road trip with upcoming Ivy League matches April 5th and 6th at Penn and Princeton, both scheduled for 1:00 p.m. starts. The Bears return home again on April 12th when they take on Columbia in an Ivy League match.


1. To/Da Silveira           vs      Cid/Gozun                       8-3                     (USF)
2. Burke/Fife                          vs      Kalyuzhnny/Gonzalez 8-2                     (USF)
3. Hirschberg/Garcia           vs      Meinecke/Polarczyk     7-4                     (DNF)

1. Justin To                              vs      Roberto Cid                     6-2 6-2                 (USF)
2. Greg Garcia                         vs      Vadym Kalyuzhnny         6-4 7-5                 (USF)
3. Brandon Burke                  vs      Sasha Gozun                     4-6 7-5 6-4         (USF)
4. Sam Fife                               vs      Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz 6-3 7-6(5)           (USF)
5. Danny Hirschberg            vs      Federico Sabogal             3-6 6-0 6-4          (USF)
6. Lucas Da Silveira              vs      Finn Meinecke                   6-3 6-4             (Brown)