CLAREMONT, Calif. -- In their third match of a five-match swing through California over February break, the Brandeis men's tennis team dropped an 8-1 decision to Pomona-Pitzer Colleges. The showdown between the No. 30 Judges (2-2) and No. 20 Sagehens (2-0) was the second of three on the trip between nationally-ranked squads.
The Judges fell behind in doubles action, with the No. 1 team of seniors Simon Miller (Plantation, Fla./Plantation) and Nick White (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley), ranked No. 17 in the nation, suffered their first dual-match loss of the season, 8-3. Brandeis nearly picked up a point at No. 2 doubles, but sophomores Steven Milo (Woodbury, N.Y./Syosset) and Dave Yovanoff (Eden, N.Y./Eden) fell victim to a late break and fell, 9-7.
In singles action, Pomona won four of their five points in straight sets. The Judges' lone win of the day came from Yovanoff earned Brandeis's lone point on the day with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 win at No. 4. White earned a first-set win, but couldn't hang on at No. 2, falling, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Brandeis takes on Chapman University on Thursday and will take a day off before taking on third-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges on Saturday afternoon.
#20 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 8, #30 Brandeis University 1
Feb 23, 2011 at Claremont, Calif.
|1. #44 Tommy Meyer (POMONA) def. Simon Miller (BRMTEN) 6-3, 6-2|
|2. Uday Singh (POMONA) def. Nick White (BRMTEN) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3|
|3. Chris Weichert (POMONA) def. Steven Milo (BRMTEN) 6-4, 6-4|
|4. Dave Yovanoff (BRMTEN) def. Frankie Allinson (POMONA) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3|
|5. Max Sabel (POMONA) def. Steven Nieman (BRMTEN) 6-2, 6-2|
|6. Nick Tagliarino (POMONA) def. Josh Jordan (BRMTEN) 6-2, 6-2|
|1. Frankie Allinson/Tommy Meyer (POMONA) def. #17 Simon Miller/Nick White (BRMTEN) 8-3|
|2. Max Sabel/Uday Singh (POMONA) def. Steven Milo/Dave Yovanoff (BRMTEN) 9-7|
|3. Alex Groth/Chris Weichert (POMONA) def. Ezra Bernstein/Josh Jordan (BRMTEN) 8-1|
|Brandeis University 2-2; National ranking #30|
|Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 2-0; National ranking #20|