October 1, 2002

Women's Tennis Competes At Princeton Invitational And Cissy Leary Invitational

Oct. 1, 2002

The Brown women's tennis team competed at both the Princeton Invitational and the University of Pennsylvania's Cissy Leary Invitational from September 27-29, 2002.

The Bears were successful at the Princeton Invitaional, as senior Caroline Casey won the C1 Singles Flight, with freshman Kim Singer winning the C2 Singles Flight. In addition, freshman Stephanie Falconi took third place in the A2 Singles Flight, while sophomore Kerry Meath grabbed third in the B1 Singles Flight. Junior Bridget Barbera also found success, finishing in fifth place in the B2 Singles Flight.

In doubles action, Barbera and Singer combined for three straight wins en route to the C Flight Doubles Championship, while Falconi and Casey took third place in the B Flight Doubles.

At the Cissy Leary Invitational, junior Victoria Beck and sophomore Alex Arlak won the consolation doubles bracket, ironically defeating freshman teammate Yelena Klurfeld, who paired up with a player from Harvard to face Beck and Arlak in the Final Round.

Currently led by Singer who has a 6-0 record (1.00), the women's tennis team will host the 13th Annual Brown Invitational this weekend. Other schools participating in the three-day event are Alabama, Boston College, Boston University, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton and Syracuse.

PRINCETON INVITATIONAL RESULTS - just Brown matches
Participating teams: Brown (B), Columbia (C), Harvard (H),
Lehigh (L), Princeton (PR), Rutgers (R), Temple (T), Yale (Y)
.

DOUBLES "A"
(first round) Berg/Siebel (PR) def. Meath/Williams (B) 8-4.
(consolation 1st round) Meath/Williams (B) def. Zeronda/Chang (PR) 8-1.
(consolation - 5th place) Aniello/Dimcova (C) def. Meath/Williams (B) w/o.

DOUBLES "B"
(first round) Casey/Falconi (B) def. Fass/Kors (L) 8-2.
(semifinal) Hellier/Shmakova (R) def. Casey/Falconi (B) 8-6.
(consolation - 3rd place) Casey/Falconi (B) def. Srinath/Natrajan (Y) 8-2.

DOUBLES "C"
(first round) Barbera/Singer (B) def. Seiverling (T)/Blankshain (PR) 8-2.
(semifinal) Barbera/Singer (B) def. Link/Monoukian (R) 8-3.
(championship) Barbera/Singer (B) def. Markowitz/Balasa (R) w/o.

SINGLES "A1"
(first round) Rachel Williams (B) def. Hellier (R) 3-6, 6-4, (10-5).
(semifinal) Hiniker (Y) def. Williams (B) w/o.
(consolation - 3rd place) Berg (PR) def. Williams (B) w/o.

SINGLES "A2"
(first round) Stephanie Falconi (B) def. Sommerlad (R) 6-1, 6-0.
(semifinal) Arcario (PR) def. Falconi (B) 6-2, 3-6, (10-4).
(consolation - third place) Falconi (B) def. Hyotte (H) 6-5 (10), 6-2.

SINGLES "B1"
(first round) Kerry Meath (B) def. McCoy (PR) 2-6, 6-3, (10-7).
(semifinal) Cao Mihn (H) def. Meath (B) 6-2, 6-2.
(consolation - third place) Meath (B) def. Siebel (PR) w/o.

SINGLES "B2"
(first round) Meng (PR) def. Bridget Barbera (B) 6-2, 6-5 (3).
(consolation first round) Barbera (B) def. Romic (C) 6-1, 6-1.
(consolation - fifth place) Barbera (B) def. Chen (H) 6-1, 6-2.

SINGLES "C1"
(first round) Caroline Casey (B) def. Kobishyn (PR) 6-2, 6-2.
(semifinal) Casey (B) def. Seiverling (T) 6-0, 6-0.
(championship) Casey (B) def. Aniello (C) 6-0, 6-0.

SINGLES "C2"
(first round) Kim Singer (B) def. Manoukian (R) 6-0, 6-2.
(semifinal) Singer (B) def. Deyzel (T) 6-0, 6-1.
(championship) Singer (B) def. Chang (PR) 2-6, 6-2, (10-6).

CISSY LEARY INVITATIONAL RESULTS - just Brown matches
Participating teams: Brown (B), Columbia (COL), Ohio State (OSU),
Pennsylvania (P), Penn State (PSU), Temple (T), Texas A&M (TAM),
Tulane (TU), Yale (Y)
.

SINGLES
(first round) Victoria Beck (B) def. Spencer (TAM) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (9);
Yelena Klurfeld (B) def. Leskovar (OSU) 6-3, 6-3.
(second round) Ptak (P) def. Beck (B) 6-2, 6-2;
Ivanov (TU) def. Klurfeld (B) 6-1, 6-2.
(consolation first round) Alex Arlak (B) def. Krishnaswamy (COL) 7-5, 6-1;
Martin (Y) def. Beck (B); Wang (PSU) def. Klurfeld (B) 6-2, 6-4.
(consolation second round) Hedberg (TAM) def. Arlak (B) 6-1, 7-6 (2).

DOUBLES
(first round) Kaufman/Purcell (Y) def. Beck/Arlak (B) 8-1;
Ercegovic/Marovic (T) def. Bajin (H)/Klurfeld (B) 8-5.
(consolation first round) Beck/Arlak (B) def Iwinski/Walker (TAM) 9-7;
Bajin (H)/Klurfeld (B) def. Lee, Rambally (TAM) 8-1.
(consolation second round) Beck/Arlak (B) def. Stanislawski/Washington (P) 8-6;
Bajin (H)/Klurfeld (B) def. Mittal/Nguyen (COL) w/o.
(consolation semifinal) Beck/Arlak (B) def. Hashmall/Rambally (TAM) w/o;
Bajin (H)/Klurfeld (B) def. Hedberg/Roland (TAM) 8-5.
(consolation championship) Beck/Arlak (B) def. Bajin (H)/Klurfeld (B) 9-7.