#60 Monarchs Men's Tennis Falls To #63 Brown, 5-2

March 05, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 5, 2005

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Old Dominion men's tennis team, ranked 60th in the lastest ITA Poll, fell to #63 Brown Friday night as the Bears defeated the Monarchs 5-2. The loss dropped the Monarchs overall record to 5-5 overall.

Old Dominion captured points at No. 2 and No. 5 singles. Sophomore Henrique Cancado (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) edged out Brown's Nick Goldberg in straight sets, 7-5, 7-6, at the No. 2 spot to improve to 14-8 overall this season. At No. 5 singles, Monarch freshman Rodrgio Souza (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) defeated Phil Charm, 7-6, 6-1.

The Monarchs return to action on Sunday visiting #19 Harvard. The Crimson will mark the sixth nationally ranked opponent Old Dominion will have faced this season.

No. 1 Charm/Shamasdin (Brown) d. #24 van der Merwe/Grover (ODU) 8-6
No. 2 Thomas/Kohli (Brown) d. Igarashi/Souza (ODU) 8-5
No. 3 Goldberg/Moss (Brown) d. Cancado/Cirimbelli (ODU) 8-3

No. 1 Adil Shamasdin (Brown) d. #21 Izak van der Merwe (ODU) 6-4,7-6
No. 2 Henrique Cancado (ODU) d. Nick Goldberg (ODU) 7-5,7-6
No. 3 Eric Thomas (Brown) d. Eidy Igarashi (ODU) 6-4,1-6,6-2
No. 4 Richard Moss (Brown) d. Adriano Mello (ODU) 6-3,6-3
No. 5 Rodrigo Souza (ODU) d. Phil Charm (Brown) 7-6,6-1
No. 6 Saurabh Kohli (Brown) d. Juliano Cirimbelli (ODU) 6-3,6-2