Brown University fell against Columbia


Brown University men’s tennis was defeated by Columbia, Saturday afternoon. Now Brown is ready to close the season at Yale.
Senior Roger Chou won his second set in a tiebreaker at third singles, and forced the third set into a tiebreaker as well. Freshman Noah Hernandez also forced a tiebreaker in the first set at fourth singles.

Men’s doubles

Zheng/Winegar (Columbia) def. Lam/Hernandez (Brown) 6-4
N. Kotzen/Westphal (Columbia) def. Lam/Hernandez (Brown) 5-3 unfinished
A. Kotzen/Horvat (Columbia) def. Bravo/Feldman (Brown) 3-6

Men’s singles

No. 28 Michael Zheng (Columbia) def. Niraj Komatineni (Brown) 6-2, 6-3
No. 108 Max Westphal (Columbia) def. Oliver Worth (Brown) 6-2, 6-3
Hugo Hashimoto (Columbia) def. Roger Chou (Brown) 6-3, 62-7, 10-8
Roko Horvat (Columbia) def. Noah Hernandez (Brown) 74-6, 6-1
Alex Kotzen (Columbia) def. Matthew Mu (Brown) 6-0, 6-1
Nicolas Kotzen (Columbia) def. Alex Koong (Brown) 6-3, 6-0

About the Brown University

The Brown University is a private US university founded in 1764, located in the city of Providence in the state of Rhode Island, one of the most prestigious and selective universities in the North American continent, part of both the Ivy League and the Association of American Universities.

The admission rate with respect to submitted applications is around 6.6% with students from 80 countries. Financial aid from the university totals approximately $85 million each year, and more than 50% of students receive some form of financial aid to support their studies.

The annual tuition, in the 2009/2010 academic year, amounted to over fifty thousand dollars. The school was originally founded on March 3, 1764 by Baptist minister James Manning as Rhode Island College. The original charter stated that the college’s mission was to prepare students for adult life by providing them with training in languages, liberal arts, and science.

As a result, Brown still lacks business and law faculties. Manning was also the first principal of the college, which moved to its current location on east Providence in 1770. The support of the Brown family was instrumental in Brown’s relocation and subsequent financing and organizing.

The Brown family connections were very close as Joseph Brown taught physics at the university and John Brown served as treasurer from 1775 to 1796. For these reasons in 1804, a year after John Brown’s death, the university was renamed Brown University also honors John’s nephew, Nicholas Brown Jr., a 1786 graduate, who contributed $50,000.

Brown allowed women to apply to college in 1891. Among the teachers at Brown University we should mention the historian and biblical scholar Morton Smith.

Photo credits: Brown University website

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