Oct. 5, 2011
The Boston College men's tennis team traveled to Providence, R.I., to compete in the Brown Invitational In Memory of Margaux Powers the last weekend in September. The Eagles came away compiling a 7-12 singles and 3-7 doubles records.
The Eagles split with Stony Brook, going 4-4 in singles play, while racking up two of three victories in doubles action. Against Georgetown, BC went 2-4, but fell 0-3 in doubles play. The Eagles were 1-4 against host Brown, 1-3 in doubles.
Juniors Billy Grokenberger and Klaus Puestow were the top performers for the Eagles, recording 2-1 records for the weekend in singles action. Grokenberger defeated Stony Brook's Robert Forai, 6-4, 6-4, and Georgetown's Shane Korber, 6-2, 4-6, 12-10. Puestow took BC's other victory against the Hoyas, defeating Casey Distaso, 6-2, 6-3. He came back after losing the first match to beat Stony Brook's Francis Bertrand, 4-6, 6-4, 10-8.
Sophomore Jonathan Raude, along with freshmen Matt Wagner and Joe Davison, each tallied one victory over the weekend. Raude won over Stony Brook's Roope Kailaheimo, 7-6, 6-3, while Wagner defeated Francesco Arculi from the same team (5-7, 6-4, 11-9). Davison earned BC's lone singles win against the Brown Bears, defeating David Neff, 3-6, 6-1, 12-10.
In doubles action, Grokenberger and senior Akash Muppidi went undefeated, winning both matches they paired in. The two defeated Brown's Soufiane Azargui and Michael Richmann, 8-6, and Stony Brook's Nikita Fomin and Bertrand, 8-6. Davison and Raude paired up to win a match, defeating Ryan Schmitz and Stefan Llic, 8-3, of Stony Brook.
The Eagles return to the court on October 13 for the ITA Regionals in Ithaca, N.Y.