January 31, 2009

Bears Win Second Straight Match, 7-0 over Army

Jan. 31, 2009

Providence, RI - The Brown women's tennis team (2-0) hosted Army in its home opener and came away with a dominating 7-0 victory. The Bears dropped just one match on the afternoon, at #2 doubles, and won four of the six singles matches in straight sets. Highlighting the afternoon was senior Sara Mansur (Houston, TX), who combined with sophomore Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA) to clinch the doubles point with an 8-6 win at #1 doubles. Mansur then went on to cruise to a 6-0, 6-0 win at #3 singles, not dropping a single game.

Aboubakare also had a strong performance, winning 6-2, 6-2 at #1 singles, while freshman Cassandra Herzberg (Miami Beach, FL) earned a 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory at #2. Junior Tanja Vucetic (Aventura, FL) also won in straight sets, taking a 6-2, 6-2 decision at #6 singles.

The Bears are back in action tomorrow morning when they host Buffalo at 10:00 a.m.

Brown 7, Army 0
Doubles
#1 B. Aboubakare/Mansur (Brown) def. Houghton/Beehler (A) 8-6
#2 Flach/Tollerton (A) def. Marisa Schonfeld/Herzberg (Brown) 8-3
#3 Emily Ellis/Kathrin Sorokko (Brown) def. Mendoza/Robie Verano (A) 8-2
Singles
#1 Bianca Aboubakare (Brown) def. Anne Houghton (A) 6-2, 6-2
#2 Cassandra Herzberg (Brown) def. Niki Flach (A) 7-6 (4), 6-2
#3 Sara Mansur (Brown) def. Kristin Beehler (A) 6-0, 6-0
#4 Julie Flanzer (Brown) def. Michael Tollerton (A) 6-4, 6-7 (9), 12-10
#5 Catherine Stewart (Brown) def. Jessica Ahn (A) 3-6, 6-2, 10-3
#6 Tanja Vucetic (Brown) def. Jurelle Mendoza (A) 6-2, 6-2