Bears Rebound From Loss to Virginia Tech with 7-0 Win over Georgetown

Feb. 23, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC - The Brown men's tennis team (9-3) rebounded from a 7-0 loss to a tough Virginia Tech team with a 7-0 victory over Georgetown on Sunday afternoon. The Bears claimed two of the three doubles matches to go up, 1-0, and then earned all six singles wins in straight sets to cruise to the victory. Brown was without senior Chris Lee (Sudbury, MA), who had been playing at #2 singles and #2 doubles for the second straight match and everyone stepped up to help fill the void. Freshman Jimmy Crystal (South Salem, NY), who prior to Saturday's Virginia Tech match hadn't played a dual singles match since January 19, stepped in and won at #6 singles. He also clinched the doubles point with a win at #3 doubles with sophomore Kendrick Au (St. John's, NF).

Brown 7, Georgetown 0
Doubles
#1 Gardner/Garland (Brown) def. Clarke/Tillem (Georgetown) 8-2
#2 Bruhn/Gross (Georgetown) def. Gorham/Pearlman (Brown) 8-3
#3 Crystal/Au (Brown) def. Wong/Tim Walsh (Georgetown) 8-5
Singles
#1 Jonathan Pearlman (Brown) def. David Tillem (Georgetown) 6-3, 6-3
#2 Nathaniel Gorham (Brown) def. Andrew Bruhn (Georgetown) 6-4, 6-2
#3 Noah Gardner (Brown) def. Michael Clarke (Georgetown) 6-1, 3-1 ret.
#4 Sam Garland (Brown) def. Adam Gross (Georgetown) 6-3, 6-1
#5 Kendrick Au (Brown) def. Ken Wong (Georgetown) 6-0, 6-4
#6 Jimmy Crystal (Brown) def. Raphael Notario (Georgetown) 6-1, 6-3