Men's Tennis Drops Hard-Fought 5-2 Decision To Harvard

April 25, 2003

Cambridge, MA -

Brown's bid for its second consecutive Ivy League title came up short in Cambridge, Mass. as the Bears dropped a close 5-2 decision to Harvard in a match that see-sawed back-and forth all day. The 42nd ranked Brown team fell to 20-4 on the season, 6-1 in the Ivy League, and must now await a possible at-large bid to the NCAA Championship.No. 39 Harvard improves to 17-8 overall with the win, and captured the Ivy title outright.

DOUBLES  1. David Lingman/Jonathan Chu (H) def.
Jamie Cerretani/Chris Drake 8-1

2. Adil Shamasdin/Nicholas Goldberg (B) def. Chris Chiou/Mark Riddell (H) 5-8

3. Oli Choo/Cliff Nguyen (H) def. Zachary Pasanen/ Kris Goddard (B) 8-6

SINGLES

1. David Lingman (H) def. Jamie Cerretani (B) 5-7, 6-1, 7-5

2. Chris Drake (B) def. Jonathan Chu (H) 5-7, 5-7

3. Cliff Nguyen (H) def. Adil Shamasdin (B) 7-6 (4), 6-1

4. Mark Riddell (H) def. Zachary Pasanen (B) 4-6, 7-6, 6-4

5. Nicholas Goldberg (B) def. George Turner (H) 6-4, 2-6, 6-7 (3)

6. Oli Choo (H) def. Ben Brier (B) 7-6 (4), 6-2