#66 Bears Upset #32 William & Mary, 4-3

PROVIDENCE, RI - The 66th-ranked Brown women's tennis team (7-2) posted a huge upset over #32 William and Mary, defeating the Tribe, 4-3, at the Pizzitola Center Indoor Courts. After dropping the doubles point, the Bears stormed back with wins at #1 and #2 singles by sophomore Cassandra Herzberg (Miami Beach, FL) and junior Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA), respectively to take a 2-1 lead. A loss at #4 singles by Brown tied the match at 2-2, but freshman Misia Krasowski (Deerfield, IL) regained the lead for Brown, 3-2. Sophomore Catherine Stewart clinched the match with a dominating win at #5 singles, 6-0, 6-1. William & Mary earned one final win at #6 for the 4-3 final score.

In addition to Stewart's deciding win, Herzberg's 6-1, 6-2 win at #1 singles was against last year's East Regional Champion, Ragini Acharya. Aboubakare's and Krasowski's victories also came in straight sets, as Brown was dominant in all of its wins.

#66 Brown 4, #32 William & Mary 3
Doubles
#1 - B. Aboubakare/Herzberg (Brown) def. Acharya/Sabacinski (William & Mary) 8-4
#2 - Pop/Cepeda (William & Mary) def. Flanzer/Krasowski (Brown) 8-6
#3 - Kargl/Mesgarzadeh (William & Mary) def. Ellis/Schonfeld (Brown) 8-4
Order of Finish - 1,3,2*
Singles
#1 - Cassandra Herzberg (Brown) def. Ragini Acharya (William & Mary) 6-1, 6-2
#2 - Bianca Aboubakare (Brown) def. Nina Vulovich (William & Mary) 6-1, 6-1
#3 - Misia Krasowski (Brown) def. Marlen Mesgarzadeh (William & Mary) 6-3, 6-4
#4 - Carmem Pop (William & Mary) def. Julie Flanzer (Brown) 6-4, 6-2
#5 - Catherine Stewart (Brown) def. Katie Kargl (William & Mary) 6-0, 6-1
#6 - Anik Cepeda (William & Mary) def. Marisa Schonfeld (Brown) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (8)
Order of Finish - 2,1,4,3,5*,6

Pictured - Catherine Stewart ’12. (photo by DSPics.com)