September 29, 2003

Goddard and Brier Bring Home 2003 Northeast Tournament Doubles Title

Sept. 29, 2003

Providence, RI- The pair of Kris Goddard and Ben Brier proved once again that Brown Men's Doubles play hard and play well. On the tails of last week's victory by Adil Shamasdin and Jamie Cerretani at the Harvard Fall Invitational, the team captured a victory of their own this week at the 2003 Northeast Tournament. Goddard and Brier defeated their opponents from Hofstra in the Pizzitola Sports Center Sunday.

Brier and Goddard also saw action in the #2 Flight Singles final, this time playing on opposite sides of the net. Brier knocked off players from Marist, Army, and Princeton while Goddard beat opponents from Army, Boston College, and Manhattan on his way to Sunday's final. Brier won the all-Brown match 6-2, 6-1.

In #1 Flight Singles bracket, Zack Pasanen played his way to the finals before falling to an opponent from Colgate in 6-4, 6-7, 6-2. Pasanen beat players from Boston College, Princeton, and Hofstra along the way. In the same bracket, Adil Shamasdin also had a good showing, making his way
to the semifinals before falling to the tournament's eventual winner
6-5, 2-6, 6-4.

In #4 Flight Singles, Phil Charm defeated an opponent from Colgate in the finals, 7-6, 6-0. Later in the day, Charm teamed up with Eric Thomas in the #2 Flight Doubles final. The pair saw Ivy League competition, defeating a team from Princeton 8-3.

In consolation play, Thomas matched up against an opponent from Marist, easily winning to capture fifth place in the #1 Flight Singles. In the secondary draw of the #1 Flight Doubles, the Brown pair of Shamasdin and Pasanen made their way to the final round, beating a team from Manhattan
College 8-4.

Both Luke Tedaldi and Richard Moss made their way to the semifinals of the #3 Flight Singles bracket, but both stopped play there, losing to opponents from Harvard and Manhattan respectively.

The Men's Tennis team resumes play October 3, 2003 at the ECAC Championship Tournament.