February 18, 2010

Men's tennis bounces back with 8-1 win over DII Eckerd

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Brandeis men's tennis team evened their spring record today with a convincing 8-1 win over Division II Eckerd College. The Judges improve to 3-1 on the season and 1-1 on their Florida swing, while the Tritons fall to 0-1.

After getting swept in doubles their spring opener at Flagler College yesterday, Brandeis bounced back with two of three wins in doubles today. Junior Simon Miller (Plantation, Fla./Plantation) and junior transfer Nick White (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) took an 8-5 decision at first doubles, while sophomore Mike Tatarsky (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills) and junior Steven Nieman (Forest Hills, N.Y./Benjamin Cardozo) won, 8-4, at No. 2.

In singles action, Brandeis swept all six matches, including three in the third set. White won, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 1 singles, while Miller took a 6-1, 7-5 decision at No. 2. Nieman's 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 5 singles helped clinch the match, while rookies Dave Yovanoff (Eden, N.Y./Eden), Fred Rosensteyn (Fair Lawn, N.J./Fair Lawn) and Steven Milo (Woodbiry, N.Y./Syosset) all prevailed in the third to complete the singles sweep.

The Judges continue their Florida swing on Saturday when they travel to Palm Beach Atlantic University.

NCAA TENNIS
at St. Petersburg, Fla.
Brandeis 8, Eckerd 1

SINGLES
1) Nick White (BR) def. Ben Maxwell (ECK) 6-1, 6-4
2) Simon Miller (BR) def. Hisa Sato (ECK) 6-1, 7-5
3) Dave Yovanoff (BR) def. Adam Hopkins (ECK) 3-6, 7-5, 2-0
4) Fred Rozenshteyn (BR) def. Jon Bonner (ECK) 7-6(3), 3-6, (10-7)
5) Steven Nieman (BR) def. Aaron Kleefield(ECK)  6-2 6-4
6) Steven Milo (BR) def. Alex McDonald (ECK) 3-6, 6-0, 7-5

DOUBLES
1) Miller/White (BR) def. Maxwell/Hopkins (ECK) 8-5
2) Mike Tatarsky/Nieman (BR) def. Sato/Dylan Randazzo (ECK) 8-4
3) Kleefield/James Walker (ECK) def. Yovanoff/Ezra Bernstein (BR) 8-3