February 17, 2012

#38 Bears Defeat Columbia, 5-2, in First Round of ECAC Team Championships

NEW HAVEN, CT – The 38th-ranked and second-seeded Brown women's tennis team (7-1) earned a 5-2 win over seventh-seeded Columbia (3-1) in the First Round of the ECAC Team Championships, held at Yale. Brown claimed the doubles point with wins at #2 and #3 doubles and then earned singles wins at positions 1,4,5, and 6 to close out the 5-2 win. By virtue of the win, the Bears will face third-seeded and 43rd-ranked Princeton in the Semifinals Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

The Bears opened the match with an 8-3 win at #2 doubles by junior Misia Krasowski (Deerfield, IL) and sophomore Ariel Caldwell (Atlanta, GA). The teams split the next two doubles matches, both of which were decided in a tie-breaker, as Columbia earned a 9-8 (7-5) win at #1 and Brown's team of freshmen Sarah Kandath (Gansevoort, NY) and Nikita Uberoi (Boca Raton, FL) earned a 9-8 (7-3) win at #3.

In singles action, Brown posted three-set wins at #1, #4, and #5, while senior Julie Flanzer (Highland Park, IL) earned a 6-4, 6-3 against Chelsea Davis win at #6. Krasowski claimed a win over Nicole Bartnik at #1, 6-4, 0-6, 6-3, while Kandath earend a 6-4, 0-6, 6-2 win over Crystal Leung at #4. Freshman Laura Wiley (Fort Lauderdale, FL) earned Brown's final singles win, defeating Katarina Kovacevic at #5, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2.

#38 Brown 5, Columbia 2
Doubles
#1 – Sanon/Takenaga (Columbia) def. Harrow/Herzberg (Brown) 9-8 (7-5)
#2 – Caldwell/Krasowski (Brown) def. Alecsiu/Bartnik (Columbia) 8-3
#3 – Kandath/Nikita Uberoi (Brown) def. Kovacevic/Leung (Columbia) 9-8 (7-3)
Singles

#1 – Misia Krasowski (Brown) def. Bartnik (Columbia) 6-4, 0-6, 6-3
#2 – Sanon (Columbia) def. Cassandra Herzberg (Brown) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
#3 – Alecsiu (Columbia) def. Jessica Harrow (Brown) 6-4, 6-3
#4 – Sarah Kandath (Brown) def. Leung (Columbia) 6-4, 0-6, 6-2
#5 – Laura Wiley (Brown) def. Kovacevic (Columbia) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
#6 – Julia Flanzer (Brown) def. Davis (Columbia) 6-4, 6-3

Pictured: Sarah Kandath '15. Photo by DSPics.net.