Third-Seeded Bears Earn 5-2 Win over Yale in ECAC First Round

Feb. 14, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The Brown men's tennis team (7-1), seeded third in the ECAC Indoor Championships, posted its seventh straight win with a 5-2 victory over sixth-seeded Yale on Saturday morning. The Bears will face either tenth-seeded Boston College or second-seeded Columbia in their semi-final match on Sunday morning at 11:30. Brown was led by four players who all won in singles and doubles, including sophomore Jonathan Pearlman (New York, NY), who improved to 8-0 in dual matches at #1 singles.

#3 Brown def. #6 Yale, 5-2
Doubles
#1 Garland/Gardner (Brown) def. Caldwell/Bennett (Yale) 8-5
#2 Lee/Pearlman (Brown) def. J. Dawson/Blumenkranz (Yale) 8-6
#3 Santoro/Lederman (Yale) def. Au/Gorham (Brown) 8-4
Singles
#1 Jonathan Pearlman (Brown) def. J. Dawson (Yale) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
#2 Chris Lee (Brown) def. Caldwell (Yale) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
#3 C. Dawson (Yale) def. Nathaniel Gorham (Brown) 6-3, 7-6(3)
#4 Sam Garland (Brown) def. Bennett (Yale) 6-4, 6-4
#5 Noah Gardner (Brown) def. Santoro (Yale) 6-4, 7-5
#6 Blumenkranz (Yale) def. Kendrick Au (Brown) 7-6, 1-6, 4-3