Brown Opens Season At Tom Fallon Invitational

Brown Opens Season At Tom Fallon Invitational

Dec. 19, 2002

South Bend, IN -

The Brown Bears opened the Jay Harris era in strong fashion at the 16th Annual Tom Fallon Invitational at the University of Notre Dame. The 2002 defending Ivy League Champs started off the weekend in strong fashion by defeating William & Mary, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ball State.

Against Wisconsin, Brown won four of the five singles victories were in straight sets led by Chris Drake's 6-4, 6-1 win over Stephen Ward and Jamie Cerretani's 7-6, 7-6 win over Jeffrey Kader.

1.	Jaime Cerretani (B)  def.   Jeffrey Kader (WM)   7-6, 7-6
2.	Nicholas Goldberg  (B)   def.   Geoffrey Russell (WM)   6-4, 6-3
3.	Sean Kelleher  (WM)   def.   Ben Brier  (B)   6-2, 6-2
4.	Zachary Pasanen  (B)   def.   Alexander Fish  (WM)   6-4, 6-0
5.	Chris Drake  (B)   def.   Stephen Ward  (WM)   6-4, 6-1
6.	Adil Shamasdin  (B)   def.   Zachary Malmgren  (WM)   6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)

Bruno's came out firing and kept on rolling picking up a pair of doubles wins against Big Ten powers Michigan and Wisconsin. The tandem of Nick Goldberg and Adil Shamasdin took care of business by taking out Blake Baratz/Scott Green of Wisconsin 8-3 and Anthony Jackson/Michael Rubin of Michigan 9-7.

Doubles - Wisconsin
1.	Jamie Cerretani/Zach Pasanen (B) def. David Hippee/Alexander Kasarov(W)  9-8
2.	Nick Goldberg/Adil Shamasdin (B) def. Blake Baratz/Scott Kasarov (W)  8-3
3.	Ben Brier/Chris Drake (B) def. Ward Bortz/Jeremiah Fuller (W)  9-8

Doubles - Michigan 1. Nick Goldberg/Adil Shamasdin (B) def. Anthony Jackson/Michael Rubin (M) 9-7 2. Jamie Cerretani/Zach Pasanen (B) def. Vineeth Gossain/Chris Shayu (M) 8-6 3. David Anving/Brett Baudinet (M) def. Ben Brier/Chris Drake (B) 9-8

The Bears continued their dominate performance from the morning by defeating Ball State 5-2. Nick Goldberg and Chris Drake stepped it up in their 3rd set super tie breakers defeating Matt Baccarani 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 and Matt Laramore 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 respectively to ensure the 4-2 brown win. Jamie Cerretani and Ben Brier picked up two key points for the Bruno's with their straight set wins.

In Doubles, the bears received wins from Nicholas Goldberg/Adil Shamasdin and Ben Brier/Chris Drake to ensure the doubles point.

1.	Matt Baccarani/Kevin Burnett  (BS)  def. Jamie Cerretani/Zach Pasanen (B)  8-6
2.         Nicholas Goldberg/Adil Shamasdin (B)  def.  Paul Newman/Chris Varga (BS) 8-3
3.	Ben Brier/Chris Drake  (B)  def.  Matt Laramore/Patrick Thompson (BS)  9-7

Singles 1. Jamie Cerretani (B) def. Chris Varga (BS) 7-5, 6-0 2. Nicholas Goldberg (B) def. Matt Baccarani (BS) 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 3. Chris Drake (B) def. Matt Laramore (BS) 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 4. Klint Knable (BS) def. Zachary Pasanen (B) 4-6, 7-6, 1-0 (14-12) 5. Ben Brier (B) def. Kevin Burnett (BS) 6-3, 7-5 6. Paul Newman (BS) def. Adil Shamasdin (B) 6-4, 6-2