Bears Fall to #47 Princeton, 6-1

April 5, 2009

PRINCETON, NJ - The 61st-ranked Brown women's tennis team (16-3, 2-1) saw its 12-match winning streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon, falling to #47 Princeton, 6-1, its first Ivy League loss of the season. The Bears won the doubles point, taking matches at #1 and #3 doubles, but failed to win any of the six singles matches.

Princeton was off the court first in doubles with a win at #2, but Brown won the next two to take the doubles point. Juniors Emily Ellis (Ft. Worth, TX) and Kathrin Sorokko (Douglaston, NY) tied doubles at 1-1 with an 8-3 win at #3 and then sophomore Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA) and freshman Cassandra Herzberg (Miami Beach, FL) clinched the point with an 8-6 win at #1. With the win, they remain undefeated in doubles, at 10-0, all at the #1 position. In addition, Ellis and Sorokko are now two wins away from tying the Brown record for doubles wins in a season by a single team.

#47 Princeton 6, #61 Brown 1
Doubles
#1 B. Aboubakare/Herzberg (B) def Bartlett/Marable (P), 8-6
#2 Ashley/McHale (P) def C. Aboubakare/Mansur (B), 8-4
#3 Emily Ellis/Kathrin Sorokko (B) def M. Saiontz/R. Saiontz (P), 8-3
Order of finish: 2,3,1
Singles
#1 Lauren McHale (P) def Bianca Aboubakare (B), 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (6)
#2 Hilary Bartlett (P) def Cassandra Herzberg (B), 6-3, 6-4
#3 Melissa Saiontz (P) def Tanja Vucetic (B) 6-3, 6-4
#4 Rachel Saiontz (P) def Carissa Aboubakare (B), 7-5, 7-5
#5 Taylor Marable (P) def Sara Mansur (B) 6-0, 6-2
#6 Blakely Ashley (P) def Julie Flanzer (B) 6-4, 6-1
Order of finish: 5,6,3,2,1,4