#44 Bears Topple Princeton, 7-0

April 10, 2004

Princeton, NJ -

The #44 nationally ranked Brown men's tennis team improved to 2-0 in Ivy League play and 16-5 overall with a 7-0 victory over Princeton at the Lenz Tennis Center Saturday afternoon. The Bears captured two of three doubles matches and swept all of the singles matches in a dominating performance.

Coach Jay Harris experimented with the doubles pairings and the Bears captured the doubles point by winning two of three matches. At number one, junior Kris Goddard teammed with sophomore Zachary Pasanen to win, 8-5, while at number three, Jamie Cerretani combined with Ben Brier for an 8-5 victory.

The Bears dropped just two games in singles play. Cerretani captured a 6-4, 6-4 decision at number one, followed by Goldberg, who earned a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory at number two. Shamasdin came away with a strong 6-0, 6-1 win at number three, while freshman Eric Thomas was solid at number four, taking a 6-2, 6-3 victory. Brier had an easy time at number five, winning 6-2, 6-4, and Pasanen finished with a 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 decision at number six.

Brown returns home next weekend, Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17, for Ivy League matches against Columbia and Cornell.

Doubles:

#1 Kris Goddard/Zachary Pasanen (B) def. Dan Friedman/Darius Craton, 8-5 #2 Tim Kofol/Sratha Saengsuwarn (P) def. Adil Shamasdin/Nick Goldberg, 8-5

#3 Jamie Cerretani/Ben Brier (B) def. Hans Plukas/Andrew Lieu, 8-5

Singles:

#1 Cerratani (B) def. Friedman, 6-4, 6-4

#2 Goldberg (B) def. Craton, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

#3 Shamasdin (B) def. Saengsuwarn, 6-0, 6-12

#4 Eric Thomas (B) def. Lieu, 6-2, 6-3

#5 Brier (B) def. David Gopstein, 6-2, 6-4

#6 Pasanen (B) def. Plukas, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6