#53 Women’s Tennis Defeats #70 Boston University, 7-0

PROVIDENCE, RI – The #53 Brown women's tennis team (8-5) won its fifth straight match on Saturday afternoon, earning a dominating, 7-0, win over #70 Boston University. The Bears won all three doubles matches and then all six singles matches in straight sets to post the win.

In doubles action, junior Carissa Aboubakare (Orange, CA) and sophomore Misia Krasowski (Deerfield, IL) got things started with an 8-2 win at #3. Junior Cassandra Herzberg (Miami Beach, FL) and freshman Ariel Caldwell (Atlanta, GA) quickly followed with an 8-3 win at #2 to give Brown the doubles point, while senior Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA) and freshman Jessica Harrow (Los Angeles, CA) closed out the sweep with an 8-6 win at #1.

Herzberg quickly pushed the Bears' lead to 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-1 win at #3 singles, while Krasowski won by the same score at #1 to increase the lead to 3-0. Harrow clinched the Bears' win with a 7-5, 6-0 win at #4, before Bianca Aboubakare earned a 7-5, 6-2 win at #2 singles for a 5-0 lead.

Caldwell at #5 (6-2, 6-3) and junior Julie Flanzer (Highland Park, IL) at #6 (6-3, 6-2) closed out the 7-0 win.

Brown continues action on Wednesday, March 9th, when it hosts UMass in a 4:00 p.m. contest. It is the final home match during the month of March, as the Bears won't be back home until April 9th against Cornell.

#53 Brown 7, #70 Boston University 0
Doubles
#1 – B. Aboubakare/Harrow (Brown) def. Athanasiadis (BU) 8-6
#2 – Caldwell/Herzberg (Brown) def. Mical/Steiner (BU) 8-3
#3 – C. Aboubakare/Krasowski (Brown) def. Drake/Laszloffy (BU) 8-2
Order of Finish:
3,2*,1

Singles
#1 – Misia Krasowski (Brown) def. Vivien Laszloffy (BU) 6-1, 6-1
#2 – Bianca Aboubakare (Brown) def. Monika Mical (BU) 7-5, 6-2
#3 – Cassandra Herzberg (Brown) def. Leonie Athanasiadis (BU) 6-1, 6-1
#4 – Jessica Harrow (Brown) def. Jessi Linero (BU) 7-5, 6-0
#5 – Ariel Caldwell (Brown) def. Vanessa Steiner (BU) 6-2, 6-3
#6 – Julie Flanzer (Brown) def. Amelia Martinez (BU) 6-3, 6-2
Order of Finish:
3,1,4*,2,5,6

Pictured: Misia Krasowski '13. Photo by DSPics.net.