October 25, 2004

Bears Conclude Action at ITA Northeast Regional Championships

Oct. 25, 2004

The Brown women's tennis team competed at the ITA Northeast Regional Championships over the weekend, held at the University of Pennsylvania, and faced some tough competition. Just four Bears competed for Brown in the Tournament, and senior Alex Arlak (Leonia, NJ) led the way for Brown.

In qualifying action, sophomore Michelle Pautler (Kamuela, HI) dropped her first match to Jennifer LoRusso of Connecticut, 7-6 (3), 6-4. Sophomore Daisy Ames (Atlanta, GA) also dropped her first match in qualifying rounds, losing to seeded Christine Kansky of Princeton, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Ames and Arlak also competed in the qualifying rounds for doubles action. After winning their first match, 8-5, over Kim and Leonyuk of Columbia, Ames and Arlak bowed out in their next match, falling to Prinz and Walsh of West Virginia, 8-2.

In the main draw, Arlak advanced in singles action after winning her first match, 6-2, 6-1, over Lauren Galatie of Sacred Heart. However, she fell to seeded Diana Srebrovic of Virginia, 6-1, 6-3, in her next match. Sophomore Amanda Saiontz (Miami, FL) was also in the main draw, but dropped her first match, 1-6, 6-0, 6-1, to Maria Hussain of Penn State.

In the doubles main draw, Saiontz and Pautler were Brown's representatives, but the duo dropped an 8-6 match to Limsiaco and Morgenstern of Army in the first round.

The Bears will look to rebound this weekend when they travel to Dartmouth to participate in their final tournament of the fall, the Big Green Invitational.