March 3, 2003

Men's Tennis Beats Navy and St. John's

March 3, 2003

Providence, RI - The Brown men's tennis team extended its record to 8-1 overall with victories over Navy (7-0) and St. John's (4-3) at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

The Bears swept Navy with junior Jamie Cerretani (Reading, MA) earning a 6-2, 6-0 win at number one, followed by senior captain Chris Drake (Needham, MA) at number two (6-1, 6-0), freshman Zach Pasanen (N. Andover, MA) at number three (2-6, 7-5, 6-4), sophomore Nick Goldberg (Albuquerque, NM) at number four (6-4, 6-2), junior Ben Brier (Dartmouth, MA) at number five (6-3, 6-1), and freshman Phil Charm (Concord, MA) at number six (6-3, 6-4).

In doubles, Cerretaini and Drake came through with an 8-4 win, Pasanen and Goddard teamed for an 8-4 victory, and Brier and Charm combined for a 8-3 decision.

Brown featured a different lineup in the St. John's match and opened by capturing the doubles point. Sophomore Adil Shamasdin (Pickering, Ont.) and Goldberg earned an 8-3 at first doubles, followed by Charm and Goddard, 8-3 winners at number two, and freshmen Luke Tedaldi (W. Newton, MA) and Richard Moss (Johannesburg, S. Africa) earning an 8-6 victory at third doubles.

Coach Jay Harris' team put the match away with victories at first, second and third singles. Drake earned a 6-1, 6-1 win at number one, Cerretani captured a 7-5, 6-3 victory at number two, and Shamasdin came through with a hard-fought 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 decision at third singles.