October 6, 2001

Women's Tennis Fairs Well After Day One at The Brown Invitational

Oct. 6, 2001

PROVIDENCE. RI - The Brown women's tennis hosts the Brown Invitational this weekend and after day one of competition, the Bears have one athlete and two doubles pairs in the semifinals of their respective brackets. In addition, seven Bears have advanced to the quarterfinals of their respective consolation brackets.

The Bears were led by freshman Kerry Meath, who won two consecutive matches (6-0, 7-5, 6-1, 6-0) in the "D" flight to advance to the semifinals. Sophomore Priscilla Zeff and junior Caroline Casey paired to win their first match in the flight "C" doubles (9-7) and will play in the semifinals tomorrow. In addition, Meath and sophomore Bridget Barbera advanced to the semifinals of the "D" doubles with an 8-4 win.

In the consolation rounds, Sophomore Victoria Beck, who lost her first round game in the "A" flight, came back to in win in the first round of the consolation bracket. She will face teammate freshman Adriana Marianella, who won in the first round (6-4, 6-4) in the "A" flight, but lost in the second round, in the consolation quarterfinals.

In the "B" flight consolation rounds, Casey, who won her first round match (6-1, 6-2) , will play in the quarterfinals tomorrow, freshman Alex Arlak lost two matches in a row and has been eliminated.

In the "C" flight consolation rounds, Zeff and junior Maria Elena del Valle both won their first round consolation matches and will play in the quarterfinals tomorrow. Barbera was defeated in the very first round by default.

In the "D" flight sophomore Kyla Hunte and junior Lauren Cheung both made it to the quarterfinal matches.

In doubles action, Beck and Arlak will move to the "A" consolation bracket, while Marianella and Cheung will move to the "B" consolation bracket. del Valle paired up with an athlete from Purdue and the duo lost in the first round so will move to the consolation bracket as well.

BROWN INVITATIONAL DAY ONE RESULTS - just Brown matches
Participating teams: Boston College (BC), Boston University (BU), Brown (B),
Harvard (H), Purdue (P), Seton Hall (SHU), Temple (T), Virgina (V)

SINGLES "A" (first round) Marianella (B) def. Ashley (BC) 6-4, 6-4, Alexis Martire (H) def. Victoria Beck (B) 6-2, 6-1. (quarterfinal) Bergman (H) def. Marianella (B) 5-7, 7-6 (4), 10-6. (consolation - first round) Beck (B) def. Barfuss (SHU) 5-7, 6-3, 10-6.

SINGLES "B" (first round) Casey (B) def. Zamot (SHU) 6-1, 6-2, Molden (BC) def. Arlak (B) 6-1, 6-1. (consolation first round) Cercone (SHU) def. Arlak (B) 6-2, 6-2.

SINGLES "C" (first round) Glas (BU) def. Zeff (B) 6-2, 6-2, Naqushbandi (H) def. del Valle (B) 6-4, 6-3, Engle (BC) Barbera (B) default. (consolation first round) Zeff (B) Helberg (BC) 6-2, 4-6, 10-8, del Valle (B) def. Spagnuolo (SHU) 7-6, (8-3), 6-1.

SINGLES "D" (first round) Meath (B) def. James (V) 6-0, 7-5, Gass (H) def. Garcia (B) 5-7, 6-2, 10-2, Hornberger (V) def. Hunte (B) 6-4, 2-6, 10-6, Timoney (H) def. Cheung (B) 6-2, 6-0. (quarterfinal) Meath (B) def. Gass (H) 6-1, 6-0. (consolation first round) James (V) def. Garcia (B) 6-3, 6-1, Hunte (B) def. Fry (SHU0 6-0, 6-1, Cheung (B) def. Baas (P) 6-3, 6-1.

DOUBLES "A" Lasalle/Cercone (SHU) def. Beck/Arlak (B) 8-2.

DOUBLES "B" Bechliwanis/Tuchband (V) def. Marianella/Cheung (B) 8-4.

DOUBLES "C" Xeff/Casey (B) def. Vietas/Landes (BC) 9-7.

DOUBLES "D" Barbera/Meath (B) def. Deyzel/Jimenez (T) 8-4, Timoney/Naqushbandi (H) def. del Valle/Baas (B/P) 8-4.