#56 Bears Claim 6-1 Victory over Western Michigan

PROVIDENCE, RI - The 56th-ranked Brown women's tennis team (9-3) earned a 6-1 victory over Western Michigan (7-6) on Friday afternoon. The Bears swept the doubles point and went on to win three of the six singles matches in straight sets. Brown also received two three-set wins in singles action for the 6-1 final.

Brown's 25th-ranked doubles team of junior Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA) and sophomore Cassandra Herzberg (Miami Beach, FL) opened things with an 8-2 win over Amanda Moccia and April Kerr at the #1 position. The Illinois-duo of sophomore Julie Flanzer (Highland Park) and Misia Krasowski (Deerfield) followed with an identical 8-2 win over Yumi Matsuto and Jill Pastunink at #2. Senior Emily Ellis (Fort Worth, TX) and junior Marisa Schonfeld (Washington, DC) wrapped up the sweep with an 8-6 win over Emily Dudzik and Maggie Remynse at the #3 position.

Herzberg gave Brown a 2-0 advantage with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Dudzik at #1, while Flanzer increased Brown's lead to 3-0 with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Maria Nivia at #4. Krasowski clinched the win with a three-set decision (5-7, 6-1, 6-2) over Remynse at #3.

After the Broncos got on the board with a three-set victory at #2 singles, Schonfeld and freshman Catherine Stewart (Sewickley, PA) closed the match with wins at #6 and #5 respectively. Schonfeld defeated Rachel Denny, 6-1, 6-2, while Stewart earned a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 win.

In the midst of a four-match homestand, the Bears resume action on Wednesday, March 10th, when they host UMass in a 4:00 p.m. match.

#56 Brown 6, Western Michigan 1

#1 - (#25) B. Aboubakare/Herzberg (Brown) def. Kerr/Moccia (WMU) 8-2
#2 - Flanzer/Krasowski (Brown) def. Matsuto/Pastunink (WMU) 8-2
#3 - Ellis/Schonfeld (Brown) def. Dudzik/Remynse (WMU) 8-6
Order of Finish: 1,2,3

#1 - Cassandra Herzberg (Brown) def. Emily Dudzik (WMU) 6-0, 6-0
#2 - Amanda Moccia (WMU) def. Bianca Aboubakare (Brown) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
#3 - Misia Krasowski (Brown) def. Maggie Remynse (WMU) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
#4 - Julie Flanzer (Brown) def. Maria Nivia (WMU) 6-1, 6-1
#5 - Catherine Stewart (Brown) def. Yumi Matsuto (WMU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
#6 - Marisa Schonfeld (Brown) def. Rachel Denny (WMU) 6-1, 6-2
Order of Finish: 1,4,3*,2,6,5

Cassandra Herzberg ’12. Photo by DSPics.net.