Search a 2D matrix

Write an efficient algorithm that searches for a value in an m x n matrix. This matrix has the following properties:

Integers in each row are sorted from left to right.
The first integer of each row is greater than the last integer of the previous row.
For example,

Consider the following matrix:

[1, 3, 5, 7],
[10, 11, 16, 20],
[23, 30, 34, 50]
Given target = 3, return true.

public class Solution {
    public boolean searchMatrix(int[][] matrix, int target) {
        int row = matrix.length; 
        if  (row == 0) return false; 
        int col = matrix[0].length; 
        int rowNumber = 0;          //start from the first row
        int colNumber = col - 1;    //start from the last element of a row
        while (rowNumber < row && colNumber >= 0) {
            if (target < matrix[rowNumber][colNumber]) 
            else if (target > matrix[rowNumber][colNumber])
            else return true; 
        return false; 

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