Bears Dominate URI and Bucknell; Win Both 7-0

March 1, 2008

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown women's tennis team (4-4) evened its record at 4-4 with a pair of 7-0 victories in a double-header on Saturday at the Pizzitola Center Courts. The Bears hosted previously undefeated URI in the morning and then took on Bucknell in the second match, which started just 20 minutes after the match against the Rams. Brown was dominant throughout, winning all 18 matches, including 10 of the 12 singles matches in straight sets. Freshmen Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA), Itsuka Kurihara (Coral Springs, FL), Marisa Schonfeld (Washington, DC), juniors Sara Mansur (Houston, TX) and Brett Finkelstein (North Caldwell, NJ), and sophomore Tanja Vucetic (Aventura, FL) all won three matches to lead Brown.

Brown 7, URI 0
Doubles
#1 Aboubakare/Schonfeld (B) def. Peele/Hedstrom (R) 8-2
#2 Kirkpatrick/Mansur (B) def. Chacon/Cadigan (R) 8-2
#3 Kurihara/Vucetic (B) def. Barletta/Catenzano (R) 8-3
Singles
#1 Sara Mansur (B) def. Peele (R) 6-1, 6-4
#2 Brett Finkelstein (B) def. Hedstrom (R) 6-1, 6-1
#3 Tanja Vucetic (B) def. Cadigan (R) 6-1, 6-2
#4 Alexa Baggio (B) def. Chacon (R) 6-2, 6-4
#5 Itsuka Kurihara (B) def. Barletta (R) 6-1, 0-6, (10-8)
#6 Ashley Butler (B) def. Liu (R) 6-1, 7-6

Brown 7, Bucknell 0
Doubles
#1 Aboubakare/Schonfeld (B) def. Varela/Lucido (BU) 8-5
#2 Kirkpatrick/Mansur (B) def. Calcaterra/Gamboa (BU) 8-3
#3 Finkelstein/Kurihara (B) def. Baffa/Dwojewski (BU) 8-0
Singles
#1 Bianca Aboubakare (B) def. Varela (BU) 6-4, 6-3
#2 Brett Finkelstein (B) def. Gamboa (BU) 6-2, 6-2
#3 Tanja Vucetic (B) def. Lucido (BU) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5
#4 Marisa Schonfeld (B) def. Calcaterra (BU) 6-1, 6-0
#5 Alexa Baggio (B) def. Dwojewski (BU) 6-3, 7-5
#6 Ashley Butler (B) def. Rottkamp (BU) 6-0, 6-2