May 1, 2009

Four Bears Earn All-Ivy Recognition

May 1, 2009

PROVIDENCE, RI - Four members of the Brown men's tennis team have earned All-Ivy recognition for their performances this season. Headlining the group is Senior Sam Garland (Bradenton, FL), who was a unanimous First Team All-Ivy selection in doubles and Honorable Mention All-Ivy in singles action. Brown's other honorees include senior Chris Lee (Sudbury, MA), who was named First Team All-Ivy in singles, senior Noah Gardner (Cambridge, MA), who joined Garland as a unanimous First Team doubles selection, and sophomore Jonathan Pearlman (New York, NY), who was named Second Team All-Ivy in singles.

This marks the third time in Lee's career that he has earned All-Ivy honors, as he was named First Team All-Ivy (doubles) in 2006 and Second Team All-Ivy (singles) in 2008. For Garland and Gardner, this marks their second straight selection as a doubles team as the duo earned Second Team All-Ivy honors last season.

Lee finished the year with a 14-8 singles record, including a 13-6 record in dual matches, mostly at #2 singles. In the Ivy League, Lee was 5-2, going 2-1 at #1 and 3-1 at #2. He finished the year with a combined record of 30-15, earning a 16-7 doubles record. He finished his career with 61 total singles wins, which is 13th all-time at Brown, 79 career doubles wins, eighth all-time at Brown, and 140 combined wins, 13th all-time at Brown.

Pearlman finished the year with a 26-12 singles record, while leading the Bears with 26 total wins, a mark that stands eighth all-time for singles wins in a season. In dual matches, Pearlman was 19-9, playing mostly at #1 singles, and earning a 3-4 overall record in singles action, including a 2-2 mark at #1. He also led the Bears in total wins with a 45-23 combined record, after earning a 19-11 record in doubles action.

Garland was one of the Bears most consistent performers in singles action, especially during the Ivy season when he went 6-1, with a 2-0 mark at #3 and a 4-1 record at #4. For the season, Garland was 18-11 in singles action, with a 17-6 record in dual matches, including a 13-4 record at #4. He also earned a 23-12 record in doubles action to finish with a combined record of 41-23. His 68 doubles wins is a mark that stands 13th all-time at Brown.

As a doubles team, Garland and Gardner posted a 21-12 record, including a 14-6 mark at the #1 position with a 5-2 record in Ivy matches. Their 21 doubles wins as a team led the Bears and was 11 more wins than any other doubles pairing on the team. It also ranks eighth all-time at Brown for doubles wins in a season by a single team.