May 8, 2007

Two Bears Earn All-Ivy Recognition

May 8, 2007

PROVIDENCE, RI - Two members of the Brown men's tennis team have earned All-Ivy recognition for their performances this season. Headlining the group is Senior Dan Hanegby (Herzliya, Israel), who was named Second Team All-Ivy in singles and First Team All-Ivy in doubles with sophomore Saurabh Kohli (Colaba, Mumbai, India). Hanegby, who transferred to Brown last year, earned Second Team All-Ivy in singles for the second straight year. This also marks the second straight season that Hanegby and Kohli were recognized for their doubles play after earning Second Team honors last season.

Hanegby played mostly at #1 singles, where he posted a 14-8 record, including a 4-2 mark in Ivy competition. Overall, Hanegby was 22-14 in singles action, including a win over Alexx Cojanu of William & Mary, who was ranked #49 in the Nation at the time. In doubles action, Hanegby earned an overall record of 25-9 for a total of 47 wins on the year.

In doubles action, the NCAA-bound Hanegby and Kohli have been ranked as high as #50 in the nation this year, entering the polls for the first time on April 3rd. The duo put together a 9-2 record this spring, playing mostly at #1 doubles, where they were 7-2 with a 4-2 mark in Ivy Play (5-2 overall with one win at #2). Highlighting their spring was an 8-6 win over Todd Paul and Mariusz Adamski of Wake Forest when that duo was ranked 25th in the nation.

In addition, Hanegby and Kohli are a combined 50-15 in doubles this season as Kohli has a 25-6 record and Hanegby is 25-9. Hanegby has also been ranked as high as #25 in the nation in doubles when playing with sophomore Chris Lee (Sudbury, MA).

In two years at Brown, Hanegby has amassed nearly 100 combined wins (43s, 53d), playing mostly at #1 singles and doubles the past two seasons. Kohli has also been extremely successful during his Brown career and with one season left is already on Brown's top-15 list for career singles wins (60 - 12th), career doubles wins (77 - 8th), and career combined wins (137 - 12th).