October 25, 2007

Bears Compete at ITA Regionals

Oct. 25, 2007

PRINCETON, NJ - The Brown men's tennis team had a strong showing at the 2007 ITA Regional Championships, hosted by Princeton October 19-23. Brown had seven total players in the tournament with five competing in both singles and doubles. The Bears had many highlights over the weekend, including several upsets over seeded players. Senior Saurabh Kohli (Colaba, Mumbai, India) and freshman Jonathan Pearlman (New York, NY) were Brown's top finishers in singles action, advancing to the round of 16 before getting eliminated. In doubles action, Brown was led by juniors Chris Lee (Sudbury, MA) and Basu Ratnam (Oyster Bay, NY), who were eliminated in the semifinals.

ITA Regionals
Singles
Play-In: Noah Gardner (B) def. Derek Wallenstein (St. John's) 7-5, 6-3; Noah Gardner (B) def. John Fife (Cornell) 6-4, 6-4.

Round of 128: - (#14) Saurabh Kohli (B) - Bye; Charlie Brosens (Princeton) def. Basu Ratnam (B) 6-4, 6-4; Chris Lee (B) def. Fredi Voorman (UMBC) 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4; Jonathan Pearlman (B) def. Mihai Nichifor (Manhattan) 6-2, 6-2; Faisel Mohamed (Binghamton) def. Noah Gardner (B) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3; (#23) Nathaniel Gorham (B) - Bye.

Round of 64: - (#14) Saurabh Kohli (B) def. Nikesh Singh Panthlia (Buffalo) 6-1, 7-5; (#5) Mustafa Genscoy (George Washington) def. Chris Lee (B) 6-4, 6-3; Jonathan Pearlman (B) def. (#3) Adam Slagter (PSU) 6-2, 6-4; Ira Reibeisen (Bucknell) def. (#23) Nathaniel Gorham (B) 3-6, 2-3 ret.

Round of 32: - (#14) Saurabh Kohli (B) def. Walter Garcia (Niagara) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; Jonathan Pearlman (B) def. Nick Savage-Pollock (UMBC) 0-6, 6-2, 6-1.

Round of 16: - (#1) Michael James (PSU) def. (#14) Saurabh Kohli (B) 6-0, 6-2; Justin Tsou (Dartmouth) def. Jonathan Pearlman (B) 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2.

Doubles
Round of 64: (#5) Lee/Ratnam (B) - Bye; Garland/Gardner (B) def. Kosut/Cerney (St. John's) 8-0; Gorham/Kohli (B) def. Coley/Sessegeimi (Marist) 8-4.

Round of 32: (#5) Lee/Ratnam (B) def. Brenner/Sandburg (Bucknell) 8-4; Garland/Gardner (B) def (#4) Schnell/Walsh (Georgetown) 8-5; (#7) Borta/Chow (Columbia) def. Gorham/Kohli (B) 8-3.

Round of 16: (#5) Lee/Ratnam (B) def. Kim/Trubov (Princeton) 8-5; Garland/Gardner (B) def. (#14) Jackson/Shamasdin (UMBC) 9-8 (3).

Quarterfinals: (#5) Lee/Ratnam (B) def. Clayton/Guzick (Harvard) 8-3; (#6) Capkovic/Vuckovic (Princeton) def. Garland/Gardner (B) 8-4.

Semifinals: Gormley/Lynch (PSU) def. (#5) Lee/Ratnam (B) 8-5.