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Men's Tennis Goes The Distance to Beat Brown

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 04/06/2014
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Tom Colautti had the clincher in a 4-3 win over Brown Sunday.
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4 (60) Princeton (12-8, 2-1) vs. Brown (10-8, 0-2)
Apr. 6, 2014 • Lenz Tennis Center

1 Day/McCourt (P) Da Silveira/To (B) 8-6
2 Davies/Ben Quazzo (P) Garcia/Hirschberg (B) 8-2
3 Colautti/Yablon (P) Burke/Fife (B) 8-6

1 Zack McCourt (P) Justin To (B) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
2 Tom Colautti (P) Gregory Garcia (B) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
3 Josh Yablon (P) William Spector (B) 6-4, 6-3
4 Alex Day (P) Sam Fife (B) 6-7, 6-4, 6-0
5 Augie Bloom (P) Daniel Hirschberg (B) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
6 Dan Davies (P) Lucas Da Silveira (B) 6-2, 6-0

Next match: Saturday, April 12 at Harvard, 1 p.m.
Match notes: Princeton had to battle back in singles play, losing five of the six first sets ... Zack McCourt trailed 0-2 in his third set, winning six of the last seven games, and Tom Colautti trailed 1-4, winning five straight games to claim the clinching point ... Princeton has now won five in a row against Brown with the Bears' last win in the series coming in 2009.
Order of finish: Doubles: 2,3,1; Singles: 6,3,1,4,5,2

Coach Billy Pate on the match:
"It was an exciting college tennis match today and it was quite similar to last year's match at Brown where we had to rally for a 4-3 win. Today was even more of a hurdle as we had to overcome being down a break in the third sets at both No. 1 and No. 3 singles. Tom (Colautti) showed a great deal of resolve in fighting back from 1-4 to secure the 6-4 win. He had a similar situation with a match earlier in the season and we talked about how that would benefit him next time he was in that position. Brown played a great match and clearly put our backs against the wall, but I'm proud of how we found a way to get the job done."
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