Rams Fall in Second Round to Williams

Joe Passarella
Joe Passarella

Rams Fall in Second Round to Williams

- Post best record in school history, 13-3 -

Williamstown, Mass. - Williams College topped Farmingdale State in a 5-0 sweep this afternoon in a Second Round match at the 2011 Division III Men's Tennis tournament. The contest saw grey skies and a cool afternoon, but Williams rolled to a victory by decision.

The Ephs got off to a hot start with a sweep of doubles play. The duo of Trey Meyer and Felix Sun played a commanding match at #2 doubles, winning 8-0, against senior Theo Gioles (Wantagh, N.Y.) and sophomore Alex Bessarabov (Lindenhurst, N.Y.). The #3 pair, Kevin Shallcross and Will Petrie, played to an 8-1 victory over senior Chris Genzmann (Massapequa, N.Y.) and freshman Joe Falcetta (Deer Park, N.Y.).

The #1 doubles tandem of Matt Micheli and Brian Chow defeated the Farmingdale State duo of freshman Christian Bormann (Huntington, N.Y.) and senior Joe Passarella (Flushing, N.Y.) by a score of 8-2.

Brian Chow was the first Eph to finish in singles when he claimed the 6-0, 6-0 victory over #5 singles player Joe Falcetta. Playing on the court next to him, Dylan Page closed out the match with the final point in a 6-2, 6-0 win at #6 against senior Chris Genzmann.

Williams advances to play the winner of Johns Hopkins and Vassar on Sunday at 3:00 p.m., while the Rams end their best season in program history with an overall record of 13-3.


[ ] = Order of Finish


  1. Bryan Chow/Matt Micheli (W) def. Christian Bormann/Joseph Passarella (FS) -- 8 - 2 [3]
  2. Felix Sun/Trey Meyer (W) def. Alex Besserabov/Theo Gioles (FS) -- 8 - 0 [2]
  3. Will Petrie/Kevin Shallcross (W) def. Joseph Falcetta/Chris Genzmann (FS) -- 8 - 1 [1]


  1. Felix Sun (W) vs. Christian Bormann (FS) -- 6-0, 4-0 DNF
  2. Matt Micheli (W) vs. Joseph Passarella (FS) -- 6-0, 4-1 DNF
  3. Trey Meyer (W) vs. Alex Besserabov (FS) -- 6-0, 2-1 DNF
  4. Zach Weiss (W) vs. Theo Gioles (FS) -- 6-0, 2-0 DNF
  5. Bryan Chow (W) def. Joseph Falcetta (FS) -- 6-0, 6-0 [4]
  6. Dylan Page (W) def. Chris Genzmann (FS) -- 6-2, 6-0 [5]