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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 15, 2006
LEWISTON, Maine --- Colby College's Bryan Brown (Bangor, Maine) won four tough matches on the way to winning the 'A' flight singles title at the Wallach Men's Tennis Invitational at Bates College on Sunday.
Brown actually had one of his easiest matches in the championship final with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Bowdoin College's Alex Caughron. He had advanced to the final with a 7-5, 4-6 (10-6 pro set) victory over Middlebury College's Andrew Lee in the semifinals. Brown also took a 6-3, 7-6 (5) win against Amherst College's Jeff Wan in a quarterfinal match and took a tough 2-6, 6-3 (10-8) win over Ben Stein of Bates in his first match.
Brown won all four matches against players from New England Small College Athletic Conference schools.
Zack Schuman also played 'A' singles for Colby and advanced past one round with a 3-6, 6-3 (10-8) win against Cory Keller of Tufts. He then fell 6-3, 6-1 to Amrit Rupasinghe of Bates in his next match.
In the 'B' flight singles, Tom Gildersleeve lost a tough 3-6, 7-5 (12-10) match to Scott Schulman of Brandeis in the opening round. Meanwhile, Alex Chin fell 6-1, 6-0 to Bowdoin's Jamie Neely in his opening match.
Mather Neill won the first set only to see Bowdoin's Tyler Anderson battle back for a 3-6, 6-2 (10-3) win in the 'C' flight singles. Danilo Acosta of Bates took a 6-4, 6-3 win against Colby's Griffin Richards.
Owen Gilmore won his first match in 'D' singles with a 3-6, 6-2 (10-4) win against Amherst's Alex Kaufman, but than lost 7-6 (4), 6-3) to Jon Rosenberg of Bates in the next round. Bowdoin's Armin Drake took a 7-6 (3), 6-4 win against Scott Zeller of the Mules.
In the 'A' flight doubles, both of Colby's teams fell to squads from Vassar in the opening round. Schuman and Neill lost 8-3, while Brown and Chin fell 8-6.
Richards and Gildersleeve combined for a 9-7 win over Amherst's Daniel Gonzalez and Scott London in the 'B' flight doubles. The Colby pair then fell 8-6 to Middlebury's Peter Odell and Chris Mason in the next round. Meanwhile, Zeller and Gilmore lost to a team from Bowdoin in their opening match.