Men's Tennis Topples Princeton, 4-3

April 12, 2003

Providence, RI - The Brown men's tennis team extended its record to 17-3 overall and 3-0 in the Ivy League with a 4-3 victory over Princeton at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The win, Brown's third ever over the Tigers, keeps the defending Ivy League Champions in first place in the Ivy League standings.

The Bears needed to rally for the victory after dropping the doubles point for the first time this season, covering 19 prior matches. Brown coach Jay Harris' team captured four of six singles matches to gain the victory.

Leading the way for Brown in the singles was senior Chris Drake, who earned a 6-1, 6-4 second singles win over Tigers' freshman Darius Craton. Sophomore Adil Shamasdin captured a quick 6-2, 7-5 win over Princeton junior Dan Friedman at number three, and Bears' freshman Zachary Pasanen came away with a hard-fought 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over freshman Andrew Lieu at number four.

The match was decided in Brown's favor when sophomore Nick Goldberg captured a 6-4, 6-2 victory at number five over freshman Hans Plukas.

The Bears will be back in action for their final home match of the season on Tuesday against Dartmouth, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Brown 4
Princeton 3

Doubles 1. Dan Friedman and Darius Craton (P) def. Jamie Cerretani and Chris Drake (B), 8-6 2. Adil Shamasdin and Nick Goldberg (B) def. Trevor Smith and David Gopstein, 8-5 3. Andrew Lieu and Hans Plukas (P) def. Kris Goddard and Zachary Pasanen (B)

Singles 1. Trevor Smith (P) def. Jamie Cerretani (B), 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 2. Chris Drake (B) def. Darius Craton (P), 6-1, 6-1 3. Adil Shamasdin (B) def. Dan Friedman (P), 6-2, 7-5 4. Zachary Pasanen (B) def. Andrew Lieu (P), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 5. Nick Goldberg (B) def. Hans Plukas (P), 6-4, 6-2 6. David Gopstein (P) def. Ben Brier (B), 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (4)