PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A strong day on the courts for the No. 17 Columbia men’s tennis team culminated with a 4-1 victory at Brown Saturday afternoon.
The doubles point came from the top two doubles matches for the Lions. Ashok Narayana and Max Schnur, sporting a top-10 national ranking at No. 7, captured the top match over Lucas Da Silveira and Justin To, 8-3. Winston Lin and Mike Vermeer brought the point home with an 8-4 victory in the No. 2 match against Greg Garcia and Daniel Hirschberg.
Singles action saw No. 12 Lin and Dragos Ignat earn solid wins in the No. 1 and 2 matches, respectively, in straight sets. Ivan Kravtchenko scored Brown’s lone point with a win in the No. 5 match, but Narayana clinched the victory for Columbia with a three-set defeat of Hirschberg in the No. 4 match.
Columbia is back in action Sunday, April 13, at 1 p.m. when it visits New Haven, Conn. to take on Yale.
#1 – No. 12 Winston Lin (Columbia) def. Justin To (BROWN) 6-2, 6-4
#2 – Dragos Ignat (Columbia) def. Brandon Burke (BROWN) 6-1, 6-3
#3 – Max Schnur (Columbia) vs. William Spector (BROWN) 6-4, 6-7, unfinished
#4 – Ashok Narayana (Columbia) def. Daniel Hirschberg (BROWN) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
#5 – Ivan Kravtchenko (BROWN) def. Bert Vancura (Columbia) 6-3, 6-4
#6 – Mike Vermeer (Columbia) vs. Lucas Da Silveira (BROWN) 6-7, 6-1, unfinished
#1 – No. 7 Narayana/Schnur (Columbia) vs. Silveira/To (BRWON) 8-3
#2 - Lin/Vermeer (Columbia) def. Garcia/Hirschberg (BROWN) 8-4
#3 – Vancura/Pham (Columbia) def. Burke/Spector (BROWN) 4-7, unfinished