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Bruno aces opponents on home court

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Contributing Writer
Friday, October 7, 2011

The men’s tennis team won 30 of 35 matches at the Margaux Powers Memorial Tournament hosted by Brown last weekend, finishing with a 20-2 overall record in singles action and a 10-3 overall record in doubles action.

Boston College, Stony Brook and Georgetown all traveled to Providence to participate in the tournament.

Five players went undefeated for the Bears. Andrew Yazmer ’12 and Tom Deighton ’13 went 5-0, while Mike Hill ’13, Timmy Klanke ’13 and Daniel Hirschberg ’15 had 4-0 records.

The squad dominated Georgetown with an impressive record of 12-1. An undefeated 13-0 record against the Hoyas was within grasp, but Nick Newhouse ’14 and Jacob Laser ’15 fell 9-8 (5) in a tiebreaker in the No. 4 doubles match.

Sam Fife ’14 said he also struggled in his match but managed to eke out the win.

“On Friday, against the player from Georgetown, I was not playing like myself,” Fife said. But he said he “was still able to barely escape with a victory.”

“The next day against Stony Brook, I felt more confident with my shots and was able to be more aggressive,” he added.

Bruno won 11 of 13 matches against Boston College and Stony Brook, giving a glimpse of the potential the team has when playing on form. With most of the Bears participating in their third tournament this season, the team has shaken off its rust and is continuing to build its confidence. The Bears have been supported by strong play from experienced players, including Soufiane Azargui ’14 and Brandon Burke ’14.

The squad hopes to keep up momentum when it travels to Ithaca, N.Y., next weekend to play in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Championship.

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