April 24, 2010

Men's tennis drops 5-1 decision to second-ranked WashU, will face CMU for third in UAA

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Brandeis men's tennis team took a point in doubles action from top-seeded and second-ranked Washington University, but the Bears won all three singles matches that reached completion to earn a 5-1 victory in the University Athletic Association tournament semifinals. The Judges will take on host Carnegie Mellon University tomorrow at 9 a.m. at The Club Life in the third-place match. Brandeis is already assured of its highest finish in under the tenure of head coach Ben Lamanna.

Taking on the defending UAA champions, Brandeis earned their lone point with a tremendous showing at second doubles. Rookies Steven Milo (Syosset, N.Y./Woodbury) and David Yovanoff (Eden, N.J./Eden) forced Washington senior John Watts and rookie Kareem Farah - ranked 11th in the Central region - to a tie-breaker, where the Judges took an 8-6 decision to earn the 9-8 victory. Milo, who played third singles as well, had the Judges' only set win in singles action, splitting with Bear rookie Adam Putterman, 1-6, 6-2, before the match was decided. As the contest was played indoors, it was played only to decision.

The Judges head into their season finale tomorrow with a 9-9 record, while Washington University improves to 15-3 on the campaign.

2010 UAA Men's Tennis Championship
Brandeis University vs Washington University (Apr 24, 2010)

#2 Washington University 5, Brandeis University 1
Apr 24, 2010 at Pittsburgh, Pa.

Singles competition
1. John Watts (WASHU) def. Nick White (BRMTEN) 6-0, 6-0
2. Isaac Stein (WASHU) def. Simon Miller (BRMTEN) 6-2, 6-2
3. Adam Putterman (WASHU) vs. Steven Milo (BRMTEN) 6-1, 2-6, unfinished
4. Max Woods (WASHU) def. Dave Yovanoff (BRMTEN) 6-1, 6-3
5. Fred Rozenshteyn (BRMTEN) vs. Danny Levy (WASHU) no result
6. Ezra Bernstein (BRMTEN) vs. Gary Parizher (WASHU) no result
Doubles competition
1. Isaac Stein/Max Woods (WASHU) def. Simon Miller/Nick White (BRMTEN) 8-2
2. Steven Milo/Dave Yovanoff (BRMTEN) def. Kareem Farah/John Watts (WASHU) 9-8 (8-6)
3. Cameron Chiang/Danny Levy (WASHU) def. Michael Tatarsky/Fred Rozenshteyn (BRMTEN) 8-5
Match Notes
Brandeis University 9-9
Washington University 15-3; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,1,2)
UAA Semifinal Match: #1 Washington vs. #5 Brandeis