44th-Ranked Bears Stay Unbeaten In Ivy Play With 5-2 Win Over Columbia

44th-Ranked Bears Stay Unbeaten In Ivy Play With 5-2 Win Over Columbia

April 16, 2004

Providence, RI - The Brown men's tennis team, ranked 44th nationally, won all three doubles matches and four of six singles matches to earn a 5-2 Ivy League win over Columbia. The win extends Brown's record to 17-4 overall and 3-0 against Ivy competition.

The Bears cruised to the doubles point with Kris Goddard and Zachary Pasanen winning, 9-7, at first doubles; Ben Brier and Jamie Cerratani capturing an 8-0 win at second doubles; and Adil Shamasdin and Nick Goldberg taking an 8-3 win at number three doubles.

Although Brown lost matches at first and second singles,the Bears recovered to win singles matches three through six.

Shamasdin set the pace by winning 6-2, 7-6 at number three, while freshman Eric Thomas captured a strong 6-3, 6-1 victory at number four. Pasanen worked hard for a 7-5, 0-6, 6-4 win at fifth singles, and Brier easily won his match at sixth singles, 6-1, 6-0.

The Bears return to action on their home court against Cornell on Saturday, April 17th, beginning at 12:00 noon.

1.  Goddard and Pasanen (B) def.
Rao and Saikia, 9-7
2.  Brier and Cerretani (B) def.
J. Moore and Robbin, 8-0
3.  Shamasdin and Goldberg (B) def.
M. Moore and Bhamidapati, 8-3

Sibgles: 1. Akshy Rao (C) def. Jamie Cerretani, 6-3, 6-0 2. Rajeev Emany (C) def. Nick Goldberg, 6-3, 6-0 3. Adil Shamasdin (B) def. Yoku Kuichi, 6-2, 7-6 4. Eric Thomas (B) def. Rohan Saikia, 6-3, 6-1 5. Zachary Pasanen (B) def. Jimmy Moore, 7-5, 0-6, 6-4 6. Ben Brier (B) def. Michael Accordino, 6-1, 6-0