VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Brown men's tennis team was edged by No. 36 Old Dominion, 4-2, on Sunday at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. Juniors Peter Tarwid (Lake Forest, Ill.) and Anthony Arocho (Norridge, Ill.) highlighted the Bears' finishes on the day, defeating the No. 35 ranked doubles team in first doubles.
"This is the type of effort I've been looking for from these young men," said head coach Tim Gray. "If we can bring this type of team focus to the court every day, anything is possible. I know the guys are disappointed, but today we proved that we are in the hunt with anyone."
Tarwid and Arocho got Brown started with a win over No. 35 Adam Moundir and Jacob Nicolussi, defeating the team 6-1. Next, junior Jack Haworth (Corby, England) and freshman Jacob Walker (Bethesda, Md.) clinched the doubles point and gave the Bears a 1-0 lead with a 6-3 win in third doubles.
Old Dominion opened singles play with a win in third singles. Walker responded for Brown with a win in sixth singles (6-1, 6-1) to give the Bears a 2-1 advantage in the match. The Monarch then went on to claim wins in fifth, second and first singles to seal the match, 4-2. Tarwid fought tough in his first singles match against No. 31 Moundir, but was defeated 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2).
The Bears next return home and host Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, March 25 in a 3:00 p.m. match.
Men’s Tennis Edged by No. 36 Old Dominion