#65 Bears Post 5-2 Win over Columbia

NEW YORK, NY - The 65th-ranked Brown women's tennis team (14-6, 2-1) rebounded from last Saturday's loss to Princeton with a 5-2 win over Columbia (9-11, 9-4) on Friday afternoon in New York. Brown was led by sophomore Cassandra Herzberg (Miami Beach, FL), who claimed an 8-6 win at #2 doubles and a 6-0, 6-0 win at #2 singles.

The Lions claimed the doubles point against a modified Brown doubles lineup, as Brown's team of Herzberg and senior Emily Ellis (Fort Worth, TX) earned the only doubles victory for the Bears, winning 8-6 at #2.

The Bears came out strong in singles and won three of the five matches in straight sets in addition to a pair of three-set wins. Junior Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA), who has played mostly #2 after playing #1 for the previous two years, returned to the top of the lineup and won 6-4, 0-6, 6-2. Freshman Misia Krasowski (Deerfield, IL) also won in three sets, posting a 6-4, 2-6, 6-5 (8-6) win at #3 singles.

In addition to Herzberg's dominating win at #2, sophomore Julie Flanzer (Highland Park, IL) earned a 7-6, 6-4 win at #4, while junior Marisa Schonfeld (Washington, DC) posted a 6-0, 6-2 win at #5 to account for Brown's five points.

The Bears continue action tomorrow afternoon when they face Cornell in a 12:00 noon match in Ithaca.

#65 Brown 5, Columbia 2
Doubles
#1 Bartnik/Donovan (C) def. B. Aboubakare/Schonfeld (Brown) 8-5
#2 Ellis/Herzberg (Brown) def. Davis/Matache (C) 8-6
#3 Makarova/Kovacevic (C) def. Flanzer/Krasowski (Brown) 8-5
Singles
#1 Bianca Aboubakare (Brown) def. Nicole Bartnik (C) 6-4, 0-6, 6-2
#2 Cassandra Herzberg (Brown) def. Natasha Makarova (C) 6-0, 6-0
#3 Misia Krasowski (Brown) def. Chelsea Davis (C) 6-4, 2-6, 6-5 (8-6)
#4 Julie Flanzer (Brown) def. Katarina Kovacevic (C) 7-6, 6-4
#5 Marisa Schonfeld (Brown) def. Eliza Matache (C) 6-0, 6-2
#6 Carling Donovan (C) def. Catherine Stewart (Brown) 6-3, 6-7, 1-1 (7-3)

Pictured: Cassandra Herzberg ’12. Photo by DSPics.net.