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.
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 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.