Brown Continues Mastery of Fresno State in 6-1 Win
    Jakub Cech's straight set win at No. 1 singles was the lone bright spot for Fresno State in its 6-1 loss to Brown.
    Jakub Cech's straight set win at No. 1 singles was the lone bright spot for Fresno State in its 6-1 loss to Brown.

    April 4, 2005

    
    FRESNO, Calif. - In what is becoming an annual rite of spring, the Brown University men's tennis team defeated Fresno State 6-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Wathen Tennis Center.
    

    Brown (15-6) has now defeated the Bulldogs three consecutive years. The previous two, the Bears took out Fresno State in the Blue-Gray Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala. Until meeting in 2002, the two teams had never played before.

    The only win for Fresno State (8-7) came at No. 1 singles, where Jakub Cech upset 76th-ranked Adil Shamasdin 6-4, 6-1. But the Bears easily swept the three doubles matches and picked up straight-set victories at Nos. 4-6 to notch the win.

    Since upsetting 15th-ranked Harvard on March 15, the Bulldogs (8-7) have lost five in a row. One of the main reasons for the draught is the team's inability to pick up wins at the bottom of the lineup. Fresno State has not won at either No. 5 or 6 singles in eight matches.

    In part to try and shake loose wins down low in the lineup, head coach Jay Udwadia altered his singles lineup for the match. For the first time this year, Sam Gibbs played at the No. 5 spot while Nicolas Mascheroni, who has lost five in a row, was moved down to No. 6.

    Unfortunately, the ploy didn't work, the Bulldogs losing in straight sets at each spot.

    Fresno State closes out its four-match homestand Sunday with a 1 p.m. match against Pacific.

    No. 51 Brown def. No. 53 Fresno State, 6-1
    Doubles (Brown wins point)
    1) #32 Charm/Shamasdin (BU) def. Modoc/Cech (FS), 8-5
    2) Kohli/Thomas (BU) def. Irie/Mascheroni (FS), 8-2
    3) Tedaldi/Goldberg (BU) def. Sinn/Gibbs (FS), 8-6
    Order of completion: 2, 3, 1

    Singles
    1) Jakub Cech (FS) def. #76 Adil Shamasdin (BU), 6-4, 6-1
    2) Nick Goldberg (BU) def. Sergiu Modoc (FS), 4-6, 6-4, (10-2)
    3) Eric Thomas (BU) def. Charles Irie (FS), 5-7, 6-3, (10-5)
    4) Richard Moss (BU) def. Andy Sinn (FS), 6-2, 6-2
    5) Phil Charm (BU) def. Sam Gibbs (FS), 6-4, 6-1
    6) Luke Tedaldi (BU) def. Nicolas Mascheroni (FS), 6-3, 6-4
    Order of completion: 1, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2

    Records: Fresno State (8-7); Brown (16-5)

     

     

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