Men’s Tennis Wraps Up Brown-Bear Duels

Men’s Tennis Wraps Up Brown-Bear Duels

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Brown men's tennis team completed play at the Brown-Bear Duels at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Sunday. Boston University and Bryant joined the Bears in the tournament that ran from Friday, Nov. 10 to Sunday, Nov. 12.

To open competition, Brown took three out of four matches from Bryant, with junior Charles Tan (Austin, Texas) (7-5, 6-3), freshman Ben Collier (Darien, Conn.) (7-6 (5), 6-1) and freshman Teddy van Eck (Rye, N.Y.) (6-2, 6-3) posting victories.

The Bears next swept Boston College in the next set of matches, with senior Jack Haworth (Corby, England) recording a 6-2, 6-2 win and was followed by freshman Ching Lam (Sai Kung, Hong Kong) (6-3, 6-2), sophomore Jacob Walker (Bethesda, Md.) (7-5, 1-6, 10-5) and sophomore Peter Litsky (St. Petersburg, Fla.) (7-5, 7-6 (2)).

To close out Friday, seniors Peter Tarwid (Lake Forest, Ill.) (6-4, 6-4) and Anthony Arocho (Norridge, Ill.) (6-2, 6-0) and junior Mladen Mitak (Zagreb, Croatia) (6-1, 6-0) tallied wins.

Doubles play kicked off on Saturday and Brown opened with three wins. Haworth and Collier took their match, 6-3, while Lam and Walker (6-2) and Litsky and Arocho (6-3) also recorded victories against Boston College. Later on, Haworth and Collier won their second match against the Eagles (6-2) and senior Aaron Sandberg (Hudson, Ohio) and Tan defeated their opponent, 7-6 (5). In doubles against Bryant, Mitak and van Eck took their match, 6-3. Tarwid and van Eck later won 6-1 and Mitak teamed up with junior Austin Hearst (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) for another 6-1 triumph.

In singles, Sandberg won a tightly contested match against BC, 7-5, 3-6, 10-8. Tan (6-1, 5-7, 10-7) and Litsky (7-5, 6-3) rounded out the wins against the Eagles. Tarwid (6-2, 6-1, van Eck (1-6, 6-2, 10-8) and Mitak (6-0, 6-4) concluded the day with wins over Bryant.

On the final day of the invite, the Bears opened the day with four straight doubles wins against BC, with Sandberg and Tan (6-2), Haworth and Collier (7-5), Litsky and Arocho (6-4) and Mitak and Tawid (7-5) recording the victories. In singles against the Eagles, Lam fought to a 4-6, 7-6 (3) 10-8 win and Haworth (7-5, 6-3), Tarwid (6-4, 6-2), Tan (6-1, 6-3), Collier (6-3, 7-6 (5)) and van Eck (6-2, 4-6, 10-5) also claimed wins.

In singles against Bryant to wrap up the tournament, Litsky posted a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win.

The Bears will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 20, hosting Bryant at the Pizzitola Sports Center Courts at 1:00 p.m.