July 22, 2011
Women’s Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Team Award; 7 Bears Named ITA Scholar-Athletes
For the seventh year in a row, the Brown women's tennis team has been recognized with the ITA All-Academic Team Award. Open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above, the All-Academic Team Award was awarded to 109 Division I programs. All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity match must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2010 and spring 2011).
June 22, 2011
Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League announced its spring list of Academic All-Ivy honorees, with 10 Brown student-athletes being recognized. The five males and five females were each starters or key reserves on their respective varsity teams and carry a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.
April 28, 2011
Four Bears Earn 2011 All-Ivy Honors; Krasowski a Unanimous First Team Singles Selection
Four Brown women’s tennis players have earned 2011 All-Ivy honors in a vote by the League’s eight head coaches. Headlining the group is sophomore Misia Krasowski (Deerfield, IL), who was a unanimous First Team All-Ivy honoree in singles action. Junior Cassandra Herzberg (Miami Beach, FL) earned Second Team All-Ivy honors in singles for the third straight year, while senior Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA) and freshman Jessica Harrow (La Crescenta, CA) were named Second Team All-Ivy in doubles action.
April 23, 2011
#50 Bears Drop Heartbreaking, 4-3, Match to #34 Yale
The 50th-ranked Brown women's tennis team (15-9, 4-3) dropped a heartbreaking, 4-3, decision to #34 Yale on Saturday afternoon at the Pizzitola Center courts. Both teams entered the match with a chance to tie for the Ivy Title, but after Dartmouth's 4-3 win over Harvard, the best Brown could do was finish in a three-way tie for second in the league. With the match tied, 3-3, and one singles match left on the court, Yale's Stevi Petrelli was able to save three match points and take the third and deciding set, 7-5, giving the Bulldogs a share of the 2011 Ivy Title.
April 17, 2011
#45 Bears Fall to #66 Harvard, 4-3
The Brown women's tennis team (15-8, 4-2), ranked #45 in the most recent poll, dropped its second straight 4-3 decision on Sunday afternoon, falling to #66 Harvard in Providence. The two teams split the six singles matches, with Brown winning at #3, #4, and #5, but the Crimson claimed the early doubles point with wins at #1 and #3, which would prove to be the difference in the match.
April 15, 2011
#45 Bears Fall to #63 Dartmouth, 4-3, in Battle of Ivy League Unbeatens
In a match up of the Ivy League's two undefeated teams, the 63rd-ranked Dartmouth women's tennis team overcame a 3-1 deficit to defeat 45th-ranked Brown (15-7, 4-1), 4-3, on Friday at the Boss Tennis Center.
April 10, 2011
#43 Bears Improve to 4-0 In Ivies with 6-1 Victory over Columbia
The 43rd-ranked Brown women’s tennis team (15-6, 4-0) continued its fast start in the Ivy season, improving to 4-0 in the League with a 6-1 victory over Columbia on Sunday afternoon at Brown’s Erickson Athletic Complex. The Bears swept the doubles point and then earned singles victories at #2-#6 to pick up the win.
April 9, 2011
#43 Bears Improve to 3-0 In Ivies with 5-2 Victory over Cornell
The 43rd-ranked Brown women’s tennis team (14-6, 3-0) improved to 3-0 in the Ivy League with a 5-2 victory over Cornell on Saturday afternoon at Brown’s Erickson Athletic Complex. The Bears won the doubles point with wins at #1 and #3 and then earned singles wins at #3-#6 to pick up the win.
April 2, 2011
#43 Bears Improve to 2-0 In Ivies with 6-1 win at Penn
The 43rd-ranked Brown women’s tennis team (13-6, 2-0) improved to 2-0 in the Ivy League with a 6-1 victory over Penn on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia. The Bears won the doubles point with wins at #2 and #3 and then earned singles wins at #2-#6 to post their second straight 6-1 decision.
April 1, 2011
#43 Brown Women's Tennis Opens Ivy Play with 6-1 Win over #56 Princeton
The Brown women's tennis team (12-6, 1-0) opened Ivy League play with a 6-1 win over #56 Princeton (8-8, 1-1) on Friday afternoon in New Jersey. The Bears earned the doubles point with wins at #2 and #3 and then earned five singles wins, four of which came in straight sets, to post their second straight win.
March 29, 2011
#43 Brown Women’s Tennis Defeats Old Dominion, 4-3, in Final Non-League Match
The 43rd-ranked Brown women’s tennis team (11-6) earned a come-from-behind, 4-3, win over Old Dominion (10-8) on Tuesday afternoon, closing out the non-league portion of its schedule. The Bears fell behind, 1-0, after dropping the doubles point, but rallied with four singles wins to earn the 4-3 victory. Junior Julie Flanzer (Highland Park, IL) led Brown with wins in both doubles and singles.
March 27, 2011
#50 William & Mary Outlasts #40 Bears in Five-Hour Marathon, 4-3
In a four-hour and 50-minute marathon, the 50th-ranked William and Mary women's tennis team (10-8) rallied from a 3-2 deficit for a 4-3 victory over 40th-ranked Brown (10-6) on Sunday afternoon at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center.
March 9, 2011
#37 Women’s Tennis Defeats UMass (7-0) and URI (5-0)
The #37-ranked Brown women’s tennis team (10-5) won its sixth and seventh straight matches on Wednesday evening, posting a pair of shutouts against UMass (7-0) and Rhode Island (5-0), a match played in a four-and-one format. The Bears were dominant across the board, winning nine of the 10 singles matches in straight sets, along the way.
March 5, 2011
#53 Women’s Tennis Defeats #70 Boston University, 7-0
The #53 Brown women’s tennis team (8-5) won its fifth straight match on Saturday afternoon, earning a dominating, 7-0, win over #70 Boston University. The Bears won all three doubles matches and then all six singles matches in straight sets to post the win.
February 27, 2011
#53 Women’s Tennis Goes 3-0 on the Weekend
The Brown women’s tennis team (7-5) hosted three matches over the weekend, winning all three, to climb to above .500 on the season. On Saturday, the Bears earned a 6-1 win over Akron, handing the Zips their first loss of the 2011 season. In a double-headed on Sunday, Brown claimed a 6-1 win over Stony Brook and then defeated cross-town rival Providence College, 5-0.
February 20, 2011
Women's Tennis Earns Third at ECAC Championship with 4-1 Victory over #55 Harvard
The Brown women's tennis team (4-5) closed out the ECAC Indoor Championship with a 4-1 win over third-seeded and 55th-ranked Harvard to take third in the Tournament. The Bears dropped the doubles point to start the match, but stormed back with four wins, all in straight sets, at #3-#6 singles to clinch the win. Matches at #1 and #2 singles were not finished after the outcome had been decided.
February 19, 2011
Bears Fall to #36 Princeton, 5-2
The Brown women's tennis team (3-5) fell to top-seeded and 36th-ranked Princeton, 5-2, in the ECAC Indoor Championship Semi-Finals on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers claimed the doubles point by winning all three matches and then won four of the six singles matches for the 5-2 victory. Senior Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA) and junior Cassandra Herzberg (Miami Beach, FL) both won in singles for the Bears, who will face Harvard at 12:00 noon on Sunday.
February 18, 2011
Bears Defeat #71 Dartmouth, 4-3, in ECAC Team Championship First Round
The Brown women's tennis team (3-4) won its third straight match on Friday afternoon, defeating #71 Dartmouth, 4-3, in the first round of the 2011 ECAC Team Championship. After dropping the doubles point, the Bears won four singles matches to earn the 4-3 decision and advance to Saturday's semifinals, which will be played against either Princeton or NJIT at 6:00 p.m.
February 12, 2011
Women’s Tennis Defeats Davidson, 6-1; Aboubakare Earns Two Brown Records
The Brown women’s tennis team (2-4) won its second straight match on Saturday morning in a 6-1 victory over visiting Davidson College. The Bears swept the doubles point, while conceding just five total games, and went on to take five of the six singles matches in straight sets, to post the win. Highlighting the day’s action was a record-breaking performance by senior Bianca Aboubakare’s (Orange, CA) in both singles and doubles.
February 10, 2011
Bears Post First Win, Defeat Boston College, 4-3
After dropping their first four matches of the season, which included contests against three teams ranked in the nation’s top 30, the Brown women’s tennis team (1-4) earned a 4-3 victory over Boston College on Thursday evening. The Bears dropped the doubles point, but came back to win four singles matches and earn the victory.
February 5, 2011
#64 Women's Tennis Falls to Maryland, 6-1
After opening the season with three straight away matches, the Bears hosted Maryland in their first home match of the season. Though scheduled for home, the match was played at Centre Court in Riverside due to the ongoing repairs, which are near completion, to the Pizzitola Center membrane roof. In a match that started at 9:00 p.m., the Bears (0-4) were unable to pick up their first win of the season, as Maryland rebounded from a loss to Boston College to claim the 6-1 win.
January 31, 2011
#62 Bears Fall to #7 Duke, 6-1, and #32 Tulsa, 5-2, at ITA Kickoff Weekend
The Brown women’s tennis team played its second and third straight opponent ranked in the national top-35 and fell to #7 Duke, 6-1, and #32 Tulsa, 5-2, in the 2011 ITA Kickoff Weekend. The Bears fell to the Blue Devils in the opening round, before falling to the Golden Hurricane, 5-2. Brown dropped the doubles point both days, and got singles wins from three different players, including sophomore Misia Krasowski (Deerfield, IL), who earned a win in straight sets over the #112th-ranked player in the nation.
January 22, 2011
#62 Bears Fall to #24 Virginia, 7-0, in Season Opener
The Brown women's tennis team (0-1), ranked 62nd in the country, faced a tough Virginia team in its season opener and fell to the Caviliers, 7-0. Virginia, ranked 24th in the nation, features two doubles teams ranked in the nation's top 16 and five singles players ranked in the nation's top 111.
January 13, 2011
Pizzitola Sports Center Membrane Roof Damaged
The membrane roof above the Pizzitola Sports Center’s fourth-floor tennis courts sustained weather related damage on Wednesday evening (1/12/11) due to the severe storm that dropped over a foot of snow in the Providence area.
November 7, 2010
Krasowski Goes 6-0 at Harvard Invitational
Seven Bears competed over the weekend at the Harvard Invitational along with players from Syracuse, Air Force, Cornell, and the host Crimson. Sophomore Misia Krasowski (Deerfield, IL) led the Bears on the weekend, winning all three of her singles matches, and combining with senior Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA) to win all three of her doubles matches.
October 25, 2010
Aboubakare Advances to ITA Northeast Regional Quarterfinals
Five Bears competed over the weekend at the ITA Northeast Regional Championships, hosted by Dartmouth. Brown had two doubles teams and five players in singles action with senior Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA) advancing to the Quarterfinals in singles action.
October 11, 2010
Caldwell Wins "E" Singles Flight at USTA NTC Women's Invitational
Freshman Ariel Caldwell (Atlanta, GA) claimed a three-set win over Ivy foe Ioana Alecsiu (Columbia) to claim the "E" singles championship at the 2010 USTA NTC Women's Collegiate Invitational. Caldwell was one of four Bears playing in the finals of their respective flights, as senior Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA), sophomore Misia Krasowski (Deerfield, IL), and freshman Maxine Thomas (Los Angeles, CA) were also competing in Monday's finals.
October 10, 2010
Four Bears in Singles Finals at USTA NTC Women's Invitational
Four Brown women's tennis players have advanced to the singles finals in their respective flights at the 2010 USTA NTC Women's College Invitational. Senior Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA), sophomore Misia Krasowski (Deerfield, IL), and freshman Maxine Thomas (Los Angeles, CA) will play in the finals of the top three singles flights, respectively, Monday at 10:30, while freshman Ariel Cladwell (Atlanta, GA) will play in the final match of the "E" singles flight Monday at 10:30.
September 26, 2010
Women's Tennis Finishes Final Day of Brown Invitational; Two Bears Win in Singles Finals
The Brown women's tennis team concluded action in the final day of competition at the Brown Invitational. The Bears had three players in the finals of their respective singles draws, including two who won their matches to win their draw. Senior Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA) was defeated in three sets in the final match of her draw, while freshmen Jessica Harrow (La Crescenta, CA) and Ariel Caldwell (Atlanta, GA) each won their final matches.
September 25, 2010
Bears Conclude Second Day of Brown Invitational; Four Players in Singles Finals
The Brown women's tennis team concluded the second day of competition of the Brown Invitational and saw four players win semifinals matches in singles action to advance to Sunday's Finals. Senior Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA), freshman Ariel Caldwell (Atlanta, GA), freshman Jessica Harrow (La Crescenta, CA), and senior Marisa Schonfeld (Washington, DC) all claimed semifinal wins in their respective singles flights.
September 24, 2010
Bears Complete Day One of Brown Invitational; Six Different Players Earn at least One Victory
The Brown women's tennis team wrapped up day one of its first tournament of the season with six different players earning at least one win on the day. The Bears faced players from BU, BC, Rutgers and Auburn in the Brown Invitational, which continues Saturday and Sunday in Providence.
August 26, 2010
Womens Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Team Award; 7 Bears Named ITA Scholar-Athletes
For the sixth year in a row, the Brown womens tennis team has been recognized with the ITA All-Academic Team award. Open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above, the All-Academic Team Award was awarded to 71 Division I programs. All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2009 and spring 2010).