Tech beats Brown, 5-2
Hokies complete weekend road sweep
February 10, 2008

PROVIDENCE, R.I.- The Virginia Tech men's team concluded a weekend road sweep with a narrow 5-2 win over No. 75 Brown Saturday evening. Tech defeated Boston College, 5-2, on Friday in Weymouth, Mass..

Tech (7-0), ranked No. 37 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason national poll, won two of the three doubles matches for the first point of the day then took four of the six singles contests for the victory.

In singles, Yoann Re (So, Verdun, Quebec, Canada) defeated Sauabh Kohl, 6-4, 7-6 (2) while Pedro Graber (So., Santiago, Chile) picked up a 6-4, 6-4, win against Noah Gardner. Tech clinched the match when Brandon Corace (Jr., Naples, Fla.) took a tight 6-2, 2-6, 6-0, win versus Kendrick Au. Tech's final point was picked up by Alexandre Labrosse (r-So., Repentigny, Quebec, Canada) with a 6-7 (4), 6-4, 1-0 (6) win over Sam Garland.

Brown won two points in singles as Chris Lee defeated Nicolas Delgado de Robles (Jr., Madrid, Spain), 6-4, 6-0, and Jonathan Pearlman won 6-2, 6-3, over Sebastien Jacques (Fr., Magog, Quebec, Canada).

The match opened with a very tight doubles competition as the teams split the first two matches. Jacques/Re defeated Gardner/Garland, 8-5, but Corace/Labrosse fell, 8-4, to Kohl/Pearlman. Delgado de Robles/Graber won a thrilling 9-8 (6) match to clinch the doubles point as they came from 6-7 and down a match point to pick up the win.

"This was a great road win for our team and I was pleased with our composure and tenacity tonight, especially playing without Albert Larregola," said Virginia Tech head coach Jim Thompson. "I was impressed by the play of Labrosse and Corace today in putting the match away when we needed them to step up. We are off to a great start to the season and I hope we will carry this momentum into the Maryland match."

Tech gets a much needed break for two weeks and returns to the court on Sat., Feb. 24, when the Hokies host Maryland in an ACC match at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center on the Virginia Tech campus.

#37 Virginia Tech 5, #75 Brown 2
1. Yoann Re (VT) def. Saurabh Kohl (BU) 6-4, 7-6 (2)
2. Chris Lee (BU) def. #86 Nicolas Delgado de Robles (VT) 6-4, 6-0
3. Jonathan Pearlman (BU) def. Sebastien Jacques (VT) 6-2, 6-3
4. Pedro Graber (VT) def. Noah Gardner (BU) 6-4, 6-4
5. Alexandre Labrosse (VT) def. Sam Garland (BU) 6-7 (4), 6-4, 1-0 (6)
6. Brandon Corace (VT) def. Kendrick Au (BU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-0

1. Delgado de Robles/Graber (VT) def. Lee/Basu Ratnam (BU) 9-8 (6)
2. Kohl/Pearlman (BU) def. Corace/Labrosse (VT) 8-4
3.Jacques/Re (VT) def. Gardner/Garland (BU) 8-5