Bears Impressive at Harvard Invitational
Dec. 19, 2002
Cambridge, MA - The Brown men's tennis team built upon their opening weekend at the Tom Fallon Invitational with a solid performance at the Harvard Invitational. The weekend began with a 7-0 win over Rutgers/UNLV. Adil Shamasdin and Ben Brier were impressive in their singles victories over UNLV's Avi Salomon 6-0, 6-3 and Milos Blagojevic 6-0, 6-1. Meanwhile, the dynamic duo of Kris Goddard/Phil Charm played some dominating doubles en route to their 8-2 win over Brook Deming/Gorday Milchutsky of Rutgers.
The second day of tennis proved to be a pivotal one for the bears with duals against Notre Dame and Princeton. The Bruno's stepped up to the challenge playing some of their better tennis of the preseason defeating a Notre Dame team which finished last season ranked #14 in the country, 6-2. The bear's used a mix of youth and experience to upend the fighting irish. Freshman Zach Pasanen knocked off Sergey Leonyuk 6-1, 6-4, while the bears lone senior Chris Drake delivered the knock out punch taking down Nicholas Lopez 6-2, 6-3. Nick Goldberg/Adil Shamasdin lead the way in doubles taking out Notre Dame's McNaughton/D'Amico 8-4.
In the second match of the day the Bruno's took down Ivy League foe Princeton 5-3 in singles and split the doubles 2-2. Junior Jamie Cerretani and sophomore Nick Goldberg continued their winning ways, Cerretani defeated the tiger's Trevor Smith 7-5, 6-2 while Goldberg ran past Tim Kofol 6-3, 6-4.
On the final day of the Harvard Invitational, Brown KO'd its second top twenty team of the weekend defeating #18 ranked Alabama 6-1. Leading the charge for Bruno was sophomore Adil Shamasdin who ended Alabama's Christian Broderson's 22 match win streak 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10). Also picking up an impressive win was Junior Jamie Cerretani who knocked off one of the Southeast Conference's best Stephen Mitchell 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (7).
Brown def. Rutgers/UNLV 7-2 Doubles 1. Drake/Cerretani (B) def. Schweitzer/Vissers (R) 8-4 2. Brier/Pasanen (B) def. Bielen/T. Deming (R) 8-4 3. Goddard/Charm (B) def. B. Deming/Milchutsky (R) 8-2 Singles 1. Jamie Cerretani (B) def. Greg Schweitzer (R) 6-0, 6-3 2. Nick Goldberg (B) def. Maarten Vissers (R) 6-3, 6-1 3. Adil Shamasdin (B) def. Avi Salomon ® 6-0, 6-3 4. Chris Drake (B) def. Kevin Bielen ® 6-2, 6-1 5. Zach Pasanen (B) def. Gorday Milchutsky ® 6-3, 6-2 6. Ben Brier (B) def. Milos Blagojevic (UNLV) 6-0, 6-1 7. Brook Deming ® def. Luke Tedaldi (B) 8. Tyler Deming ® def. Kris Goddard (B) 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (8)
Brown def. Alabama 6-1 Singles Jamie Cerretani (Brown) def. Stephen Mitchell (Alabama) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (7). Adil Shamasdin (Brown) def. Christian Broderson (Alabama) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0(10) Michael Ray Pallares (Alabama) def. Nick Goldberg (Brown) 6-3, 6-3. Zack Pasanen (Brown) def. William Boyles (Alabama) 5-7, 6-1, 1-0(6). Ben Brier (Brown) def. Bradley Freidman (Alabama) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0(7). Chris Drake (Brown) def. Tim Givan (Alabama) 6-1, 6-1 Doubles Mitchell/Hiscox (Alabama) def. Shamasin/Goldberg (Brown) 8-6. Drake/Cerretani (Brown) def. Gostek/Boyles (Alabama) 8-3. Pasanen/Brier (Brown) def. Friedman/Isern (Alabama) 8-2. Goddard/Charm (Brown) def. Broderson/Pallares (Alabama) 9-7.
Brown def. Notre Dame 6-2 Singles Jamie Cerretani (Brown) def. Matt Scott (Notre Dame) Nick Goldberg (Brown) def. Patrick Buchanan (Notre Dame) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0(8) Chris Drake (Brown) def. Nicholas Lopez (Notre Dame) 6-2, 6-3. Zack Pasanen (Brown) def. Sergey Leonyuk (Notre Dame) 6-1, 6-4. Adil Shamasidn (Brown) def. Eric Langenkamp (Notre Dame) 6-2, 6-1. Ben Brier (Brown) def. Paul McNaughton (Notre Dame) 6-2, 7-6. Ben Hatten (Notre Dame) def. Phil Charm (Brown) 3-6, 6-1, 1-0(5). Doubles Goldberg/Shasdin (Brown) def. McNaughton/D'Amico (Notre Dame) 8-4. Scott/Haddock (Notre Dame) def. Cerretani/Pasanen (Brown) 9-7. Hatten/Lopez (Notre Dame) def. Charm/Drake (Brown) 8-5. Langenkamp/Graham (Notre Dame) def. Brier/Tedaldi (Brown) 9-7. Buchanan/Leonyck (Notre Dame) def. Goddard/Moss (Brown) 8-3
Brown def. Princeton 5-3 Jamie Cerretani (Brown) def. Trevor Smith (Princeton) 7-5, 6-2. Adil Shamsdin (Brown) def. Josh Burman (Princeton) 6-3, 6-2. Chris Drake (Brown) def. Darius Craton (Princeton) 7-6, 6-4. Nick Goldgerg (Brown) def. Tim Kofol (Princeton) 6-3, 6-4. Zack Pasanen (Brown) def. David Gopstien (Princeton) 6-7, 6-4, 1-0(8). Hans Plukas (Princeton) def. Ben Brier (Brown) 6-3, 7-6. Andy Lieu (Princeton) def. Kris Goddard (Brown) 6-0, 6-4. Dan Friedman (Princeton) def. Richard Moss (Brown) 6-1, 6-2. Doubles Goldberg/Shamasdin (Brown) def. Plukas/Smith (Princeton) 8-3. Gopstein/Craton (Princeton) def. Pasanen/Brier (Brown) 9-7. Burman/Kofol (Princeton) def. Cerretani/Drake (Brown) 9-7. Goddard/Charm (Brown) def. Freidman/Lieu (Princeton) 9-7.