October 25, 2010

Aboubakare Advances to ITA Northeast Regional Quarterfinals

HANOVER, NH – Five Bears competed over the weekend at the ITA Northeast Regional Championships, hosted by Dartmouth. Brown had two doubles teams and five players in singles action with senior Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA) advancing to the Quarterfinals in singles action.

In doubles competition, the team of sophomore Misia Krasowski (Deerfield, IL) and freshman Jessica Harrow (La Crescenta, CA) won a pair of matches, before falling in the round of 16. The duo earned an 8-1 win over Hanson/Mkervalidze (Stony Brook) in the round of 64, before defeating ninth-seeded Botes/Dementyeva (FDU), 8-5, in the round of 32. They dropped their round of 16 match against #1-seeded Marable/Bartlett (Princeton), 8-4.

In singles action, the four players in the main draw all had first-round byes, as Krasowski, Aboubakare, and freshman Ariel Caldwell (Atlanta, GA) each won their respective matches in the round of 64 to advance to the round of 32. Highlighting the round of 64 was Caldwell, unseeded, earning a 6-4, 6-3 win over 7th-seeded Hideko Tachibana (Harvard). Aboubakare was Brown's lone winner in the round of 32, defeating Dartmouth's Melissa Matsuoka in straight sets (6-0, 6-0).

COMPLETE BROWN RESULTS

Singles Qualifying
Della Taylor (Army) def. Catherine Stewart (Brown) 7-5, 7-5

Singles Round of 128
(17) Jessica Harrow (Brown) – BYE
(17) Misia Krasowski (Brown) – BYE
Ariel Caldwell (Brown) – BYE
(8) Bianca Aboubakare (Brown) – BYE

Singles Round of 64
Annie Sullivan (Yale) def. (17) Jessica Harrow (Brown) 6-2, 6-4
(17) Misia Krasowski (Brown) def. Marina Bykoskaya (Binghamton) 6-3, 6-1
Ariel Caldwell (Brown) def. (7) Hideko Tachibana (Harvard) 6-4, 6-3
(8) Bianca Aboubakare (Brown) def. Lindsay Clark (Yale) 6-3, 6-2

Singles Round of 32
(4) Vicky Brook (Yale) def. (17) Misia Krasowski (Brown) 6-2, 6-1
(17) Erina Kikuchi (Boston College) def. Ariel Caldwell (Brown) 6-1, 0-6, 6-0
(8) Bianca Aboubakare (Brown) def. Melissa Matsuoka (Dartmouth) 6-0, 6-0

Singles Round of 16

(8) Bianca Aboubakare (Brown) def. (13) Alex Kelleher (Boston College) 7-5, 6-3

Singles Quarterfinals

(2) Connie Hsu (Penn) def. (8) Bianca Aboubakare (Brown) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles Round of 64
Harrow/Krasowski (Brown) def. Hanson/Mkervalidze (Stony Brook) 8-1
Attwell/Dixon (Boston College) def. Caldwell/Stewart (Brown) 9-7

Doubles Round of 32
Harrow/Krasowski (Brown) def. (9) Botes/Dementyeva (FDU) 8-5

Doubles Round of 16

(1) Bartlett/Marable (Princeton) def. Harrow/Krasowski (Brown) 8-4