Nov. 13, 2003
The top 32 singles players and top 16 doubles team in the country gathered at the University of Michigan for the National Indoor Championship. The Bears were represented by senior Jamie Cerretani in singles, and Cerretani and junior Adil Shamasdin in the doubles competition.
In the doubles competition, Cerretani and Shamasdin made a name for themselves nationally by giving the #1 ranked team in the country from Texas A & M all they could handle in a close 8-4 loss. The duo then they caught fire knocking off the #4 doubles team in the country from Univ. of California-Irvine, 8-5, and the red-hot Texas Christian University team of Abreu & Sestina, 8-5.
Brown coach Jay Harris was extremely pleased with their performance, but was quick to point out that their best tennis is still to come. "Our men created an electric atmosphere at the national indoors that resulted in a cult-like following and support. Mobs of fans and even other players flocked to watch Jamie and Adil compete because of their tremendous energy on-court and their results did not disappoint. However, this is just the opening of a Pandora's box of success for us as we look to take the momentum this success has built and carry it into the winter season where we look to compete with every top program in the country!"
SINGLES RESULTS: 1st round: #3 Bo Hodge (Univ. of Georgia) def. Jamie Cerretani, 6-4, 7-5
1st round consolation: Jamie Cerretani def. Divan Coetzee (Univ. of New Mexico), 6-1, 6-1
2nd round consolation: Jesse Witten (Kentucky) def. Jamie Cerretani, 6-0, 6-1
DOUBLES RESULTS: 1st round: #1 Lester Cook/Ante Matijevic (Texas A & M) def. Jamie Cerretani/Adil Shamasdin, 8-4
1st round consolation: Jamie Cerretani/Adil Shamasdin def. #4 Jonathan Endrikat/Brian Morton (Univ. of California-Irvine), 8-5
2nd round consolation: Jamie Cerretani/Adil Shamasdin def. Rafael Abreu/Fabrizo Sestina (TCU), 8-5
Consolation Final: Jordan Freitas/Mark Growcott (Tyler) def. Jamie Cerretani/Adil Shamasdin, 8-6