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Men's Tennis Denied a Win at Brown on Saturday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Feb. 28, 2009) - The University of Connecticut men’s tennis team fell to Ivy League opponent Brown on Saturday afternoon. The Huskies’ 7-0 loss to the Bears at Pizzitola Indoor Tennis Courts was a part of 1-1 weekend for Brown.

UConn started the match down by one point after being swept in doubles play for the second-consecutive match this spring Joe Goldstein (Tucson, Ariz.) and Ben Schueler (Arlington, Mass.) were held without a single point in first doubles. At No. 2 doubles, Scott Warden (Boardman, Ohio) and Andrew Marcus (Potomac, Md.) lost an 8-4 decision. Joey Michaels (Rochester Hills, Mich.) and Tom Cook (Pittsford, N.Y.) came the closest as any Husky duo on the court, losing 8-7 in the final doubles match.

Goldstein lost in the No. 1 spot, 6-4, 6-0 while Marcus fell in two identical sets of 6-1 in second singles. Michaels took his opponent to a tiebreaker in the second set after dropping the first set 6-2 from the third singles.

Dave Adams (Andover, Mass.) challenged his Brown opponent from fifth singles before falling 6-4, 6-2. In sixth singles, Cook lost his match 6-1, 6-0.

Men’s tennis takes the season to spring break in Florida with matches scheduled against South Dakota State, Monmouth and Robert Morris from March 9-12.

No. 1 Nathaniel Gorham (Brown) def Goldstein (UConn), 6-4, 6-0
No. 2 Jonathan Pearlman (Brown) def Marcus (UConn), 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 Sam Garland (Brown) def Michaels (UConn), 6-2, 7-6  (9)
No. 4 Kendrick Au (Brown) def Warden (UConn), 6-4, 6-1
No. 5 Jimmy Crystal (Brown) def. Adams (UConn), 6-4, 6-2
No. 6 Charlie Posner (Brown) def Cook (UConn), 6-1, 6-0

No. 1 Posner/Au (Brown) def. Goldstein/Schueler (UConn), 8-0
No. 2 Ratnam/Garland (Brown) def. Warden/Marcus (UConn), 8-4
No. 3 Crystal/Pearlman (Brown) def. Michaels/Cook (UConn), 8-7