#58 Women's Tennis Falls to #48 Yale, 5-2, in Season Finale

NEW HAVEN, CT - The 58th-ranked Brown women's tennis team (16-8, 4-3) dropped its final match of the 2009-10 season, falling to #48 Yale, 5-2. The Bears fell behind early after losing the doubles point, but put up a good fight in singles action in what was a narrow loss. Junior Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA) and sophomore Julie Flanzer (Highland Park, IL) both won singles matches and the Bulldogs needed a third set to claim two more singles matches, as both sophomore Cassandra Herzberg (Miami Beach, FL) and freshman Misia Krasowski (Deerfield, IL) fought back to win their respective second sets and force a third set at #2 and #3, respectively. Brown's doubles win came at #1, where Aboubakare and Herzberg upset 80th-ranked Vicky Brook and Lindsay Clark.

#48 Yale 5, #58 Brown 2

Doubles
#1 B. Aboubakare/Herzberg (Brown) def. Brook/Clark (Yale)
#2 Rhee/Kent (Yale) def. Flanzer/Krasowski (Brown) 8-1
#3 Petrelli/Epstein (Yale) def. Ellis/Sorokko (Brown) 8-1
Singles
#1 Bianca Aboubakare (Brown) def. Stephanie Kent (Yale) 6-4, 6-1
#2 Jessica Rhee (Yale) def. Cassandra Herzberg (Brown) 6-0, 5-7, 6-4
#3 Elizabeth Epstein (Yale) def. Misia Krasowski (Brown) 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-3
#4 Julie Flanzer (Brown) def. Stevi Petrelli (Yale) 6-0, 6-1
#5 Lindsay Clark (Yale) def. Catherine Stewart (Brown) 6-1, 6-1
#6 Sarah Lederhandler (Yale) def. Emily Ellis (Brown) 6-1, 6-4

Pictured: Bianca Aboubakare '11. Photo by DSpics.net.