Women's Tennis Finishes 2-1 at ECAC Tournament, Held in Flushing Meadows, NY

Oct. 16, 2002

The Brown women's tennis team picked up two wins en route to a semifinal matchup with Princeton at the ECAC Tournament from October 12-13, 2002. The Bears, who were seeded fourth, fell to the second-seeded Tigers, 4-0.

The Bears started the tournament by defeating George Washington by a score of 4-1. Brown was led by freshman Stephanie Falconi who won her singles match (6-0, 6-2) and combined with classmate Yelena Klurfeld for an 8-2 win at #3 doubles. The Bears then defeated Ivy rival Cornell, 4-2, setting up the semifinal match with Princeton. Again, Brown was led by Klurfeld and Falconi who each won their singles matches by identical 6-4, 6-4 scores. In addition, the duo combined for an 8-3 victory at #3 doubles. In the semifinal match against the Tigers, sophomores Alex Arlak and Kerry Meath earned Brown's lone victory, taking an 8-4 decision at #2 doubles.


1. Wei/Gienscoy (GW) def. Victoria Beck/Rachel Williams (B) 8-2
2. Alex Arlak/Kerry Meath (B) def. Fisher/Bode (GW) 8-2
3. Stephanie Falconi/Yelena Klurfeld (B) def. Gionca/Bartell (GW) 8-2
1. Victoria Beck (B) def. Wei (GW) 6-4, 6-5
2. Gienscoy (GW) def. Alex Arlak (B) 6-2, 6-1
3. Stephanie Falconi (B) def. Bode (GW) 6-0, 6-2
4. Rachel Williams (B) def. Fisher (GW) 6-1, 6-2

1. Kokubo/Chiu (C) def. Victoria Beck/Rachel Williams (B) 8-3
2. Alex Arlak/Kerry Meath (B) def. Tallent/Sternberg (C) 8-0
3. Stephanie Falconi/Yelena Klurfeld (B) def. Takeucki/Wang (C) 8-3
1. Kokubuo (C) def. Victoria Beck (B) 6-2, 6-4
2. Tallent (C) def. Alex Arlak (B) 6-3, 6-2
3. Stephanie Falconi (B) def. Takeucki (C) 6-4, 6-4
4. Yelena Klurfeld (B) def. Chiu (C) 6-4, 6-4
5. Rachel Williams (B) def. Sternberg (C) 6-3, 6-1

1. Uberio/Krishmanurthy (P) def. Victoria Beck/Rachel Williams (B) 8-1
2. Alex Arlak/Kerry Meath (B) def. Arcario/Kobuhyn (P) 8-4
3. McCoy/Berg (P) def. Stephanie Falconi/Yelena Klurfeld (B) 8-5
1. Krishmanurthy (P) def. Victoria Beck (B) 6-1, 6-0
2. Uberio (P) def. Alex Arlak (B) 6-1, 6-1
3. Hashmall (P) def. Stephanie Falconi (B) 6-1, 6-0