Bears Close Season with 4-3 Victory over Harvard

April 21, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The Brown women's tennis team (11-9, 2-5) reversed its fortunes in 4-3 matches on Sunday afternoon, posting a 4-3 victory over Harvard to close out the 2008 season. The win gives the Bears their second Ivy victory of the year and is also the first 4-3 Ivy win for the year, after dropping four 4-3 decisions during the Ivy season. Freshman Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA) closed out her stellar rookie season by winning at #1 doubles and #1 singles to finish the year with a 28-6 singles record, a 20-12 doubles record, and a 48-18 overall mark. Her 28 singles wins is second all-time, her 20 doubles wins is sixth all-time, while her 48 combined wins is fourth all-time. In addition, she and doubles partner Marisa Schonfeld (Washington, DC), who broke the record for doubles wins by a team in a season last weekend, earned their 19th doubles win on Sunday afternoon.

Sophomore Tanja Vucetic (Aventura, FL) dropped her match at #3 singles, but finished the year with 25 singles wins, good for fifth all-time, while junior Brett Finkelstein's (North Caldwell, NJ) 22 singles wins rank 13th all-time and Schonfeld's 20 singles wins are 15th all-time.

Brown 4, Harvard 3
#1 Aboubakare/Schonfeld (B) def. Ko/Rosekrans (H) 8-6
#2 Kirkpatrick/Mansur (B) def. Peterzan/Sibilski (H) 8-6
#3 Ellis/Sorokko (B) def. Stewart/Schnitter (H) 9-8 (5)
#1 Bianca Aboubakare (B) def. Laura Peterzan (H) 7-5, 6-2
#2 Samantha Rosekrans (H) def. Sara Mansur (B) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
#3 Stephanie Schnitter (H) def. Tanja Vucetic (B) 6-2, 7-6 (2)
#4 Catriona Stewart (H) def. Brett Finkelstein (B) 6-1, 7-6 (9)
#5 Marisa Schonfeld (B) def. Vilsa Curto (H) 6-1, 6-0
#6 Alexa Baggio (B) def. Rachel Gottlieb (H) 6-4, 6-1