March 31, 2006

#66 Bears Drop Sixth Straight, 5-2 #25 Wake Forest

March 31, 2006

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The 25th-ranked Wake Forest men's tennis team captured the first five points of the match and cruised to a 5-2 victory against 66th-ranked Brown (13-8) on Thursday night at Leighton Tennis Stadium.

The Deacons scored convincing victories in all three doubles matches to build an early 1-0 lead.

In singles, Wake Forest continued to roll. At #1, #63 Dan Hanegby (Herzliya, Israel) fell in straight sets to the 15th-ranked player in the country. Two more Wake Forest victories were registered in straight sets, as freshman Chris Lee (Sudbury, MA) fell at #5 and senior Luke Tedaldi (West Newton, MA) fell at #4. At #3, sophomore Saurabh Kohli (Colaba, Mumbai, India) pushed his match to three sets, but fell 6-3, 1-6, 6-2.

Brown won the final two matches of the evening at #2 and #6, respectively. Highlighting the two points was freshman Basu Ratnam's (Oyster Bay, NY) win over the 69th-ranked player in the country. Ratnam won 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 for Brown's first point. At #6 singles, freshman Sam Garland (Bradenton, FL) posted a 6-4, 7-6 win.

Brown will look to rebound next weekend with the start of Ivy competition. The Bears open the 2006 Ivy schedule on Friday, April 7, when they travel to Princeton for a 2:00 p.m. contest.

#25 Wake Forest 5, #66 Brown 2
Doubles
#1 Hamar/Paul (W) def. Charm/Lee (B) 8-7 (3)
#2 Adamski/Parr (W) def. Hanegby/Kohli (B) 8-5
#3 Ross/Sartor (W) def. Blumenkranz/Garland (B) 8-1

Singles
#1 (#15) Paul (W) def. (#63) Hanegby (B) 6-2, 6-3
#2 Ratnam (B) def. (#69) Hamar (W) 7-5, 2-6, 6-2
#3 Parr (W) def. Kohli (B) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
#4 Ross (W) def. Tedaldi (B) 6-2, 6-4
#5 Adamski (W) def. Lee (B) 6-1, 6-3
#6 Garland (B) def. Sartor (W) 6-4, 7-6