Sept. 16, 2006


PROVIDENCE - The Bucknell men's tennis squad opened day two of the Brown Invitational this morning, Sept. 16, in Providence, R.I. Ryan Sandburg (Orange, Calif./Canyon) and Jonathan Brenner (Manhasset, N.Y./Chaminade) took home the championship in flight 2 doubles while Ben Young (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan), Zach Hascoe (Greenwich, Conn./Brunswick) Sidharth Makkar (Queens, N.Y./Bronx School of Science) and Brenner moved on to the semifinals in their respective brackets.

In the singles matches, Brenner advanced with a bye in flight three. Hascoe defeated Brandeis' Mike Vulfovich in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, which advanced him to the semifinal match in the main draw of flight four. Young advanced to the semifinals of flight 6 when he notched a straight set victory over Mark Marcello of Rhode Island 6-1, 6-0 in the main draw. Finally, Makkar downed UConn's Jeff Klar 6-0, 6-1. He also will play in the semifinals of flight seven's main draw.

In flight three doubles matches, Daniel Bednarek (Haworth, N.J./Bergen Catholic) and Hascoe defeated Montreal's Trudeau and Brethiaume 8-3, but would come up short in the semifinals to Fairleigh Dickinson's Blanco and Seow, 8-5. In the flight one back draw, Reibeisen and Young downed Lafayette's Paul Guarino and Brett Kraft 8-5. The duo would fall to Soma Kesthely and Sam Wagner 8-5 in the back draw semifinals. Finally, in the flight two doubles matches, Brenner and Sandburg notched a victory of Mace and Lopez from Fairleigh Dickinson 8-3. In the semifinals, they would hold off Faad and Veilleux 8-3 to advance to the finals. In the championship, the pair dropped Henrik Almstrom and Dixon Simmons 8-6 of Rhode Island.

Day three of the Brown Invitational will continue Sunday, Sept. 17, beginning at 9 a.m.