PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Elon University men’s tennis had its four-match winning streak snapped on the road Saturday morning with a 5-2 loss to Brown.
The defeat drops Elon to 5-6 on the season while Brown improves to 7-2. With the loss, it marks the first loss to Brown for the Phoenix in three meetings with the Bears after taking 4-3 wins in 2014 and 2016.
Elon’s morning started off on a high note by taking the doubles point. Felipe Sarrasague and Taylor Foote earned a 6-3 win at No. 2 and Salvador Mijares and Neal Port took a 6-3 win at No. 3 to clinch the point. At No. 1, Petar Tomic and Chris Humphreys had their four-match winning streak snapped with a 6-2 loss to Gregory Garcia and Lucas Da Silveira.
In singles play, Brown responded by taking five of the six matches to earn the 5-2 win. Elon’s only singles win came at No. 1 from Sarrasague, 7-5, 7-5 over Aaron Sandberg. The win extends his winning streak to five matches in a row. He has now won six of his last seven after starting the year 1-3.
The Phoenix will close its New England swing on Sunday, Feb. 26, when it visits Yale at 10 a.m. in New Haven, Conn. Elon is 1-0 all-time against Yale with the lone match coming back in 2004 – a 6-1 Phoenix victory.
Match Results – Brown 5, Elon 2
Felipe Sarrasague (Elon) def. Aaron Sandberg (Brown) 7-5, 7-5
Jack Haworth (Brown) def. Salvador Mijares (Elon) 6-0, 6-4
Gregory Garcia (Brown) def. Petar Tomic (Elon) 6-4, 6-4
Peter Litsky (Brown) def. Felipe Osses-Konig (Elon) 6-2, 6-4
Jacob Walker (Brown) def. Chris Humphreys (Elon) 6-4, 6-0
Charles Tan (Brown) def. Louis Rico (Elon) 6-3, 6-3
Gregory Garcia/Lucas Da Silveira (Brown) def. Petar Tomic/Chris Humphreys (Elon) 6-2
Felipe Sarrasague/Taylor Foote (Elon) def. Jack Haworth/Anthony Arocho (Brown) 6-3
Salvador Mijares/Neal Port (Elon) def. Aaron Sandberg/Charles Tan (Brown) 6-3