January 31, 2011

#62 Bears Fall to #7 Duke, 6-1, and #32 Tulsa, 5-2, at ITA Kickoff Weekend

DURHAM, NC – 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.

Freshman Jessica Harrow (Los Angeles, CA) earned the Bears' lone point against Duke, picking up a three-set win (2-6, 6-1, 1-0 (13-11)) over Monica Gorny at #6. Krasowski was also strong in the match, dropping a close, three-set, decision to #71 Eliazbeth Plotkin (6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-8)) at #2 singles. In the loss to Tulsa, Krasowski picked up her win at #2 over #112 Jo-Anne Karaitiana (6-3, 7-5), while junior Cassandra Herzberg (Miami Beach, FL) also earned a win for Brown, defeating Anastasia Erofeeva, 6-2, 6-2, at #3.

Brown returns to action on Sunday, February 6, when it hosts Maryland in a 10:00 a.m. contest.

#7 Duke 6, #62 Brown 1
Doubles

#1 - B. Aboubakare/Harrow (Brown) vs. #4 Fahoum/Nze (Duke) DNF
#2 - #39 Clayton/Gorny (Duke) def. Herzberg/Krasowski (Brown) 8-2
#3 - #34 Mar/Zsilinszka (Duke) def. Caldwell/Flanzer (Brown) 8-2
Order of Finish:
2,3
Singles
#1 - #4 Reka Zsilinszka (Duke) def. Bianca Aboubakare (Brown) 6-2, 7-5
#2 - #71 Eliazbeth Plotkin (Duke) def. Misia Krasowski (Brown) 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-8)
#3 - #49 Ellah Nze (Duke) def. Cassandra Herzberg (Brown) 6-2, 6-2
#4 – Rachel Kahan (Duke) def. Julie Flanzer (Brown) 6-0, 6-2
#5 - #43 Mary Clayton (Duke) def. Ariel Caldwell (Brown) 6-1, 6-0
#6 – Jessica Harrow (Brown) def. Monica Gorny (Duke) 2-6, 6-1, 1-0 (13-11)
Order of Finish:
4,5,3,6,2,1

#32 Tulsa 5, #62 Brown 2
Doubles

#1 - Kichoutkin/Karaitiana (Tulsa) def. B. Aboubakare/Harrow (Brown) 8-5
#2 – Szatkowska/Erofeeva (Tulsa) def. Caldwell/Herzberg (Brown) 8-4
#3 – Flanzer/Krasowski (Brown) vs. Davidson/Farley (Tulsa) DNF
Order of Finish:
2,1
Singles

#1 – Alexandra Kichoutkin (Tulsa) def. Bianca Aboubakare (Brown) 6-4, 7-5
#2 – Misia Krasowski (Brown) def. #112 Jo-Anne Karaitiana (Tulsa) 6-3, 7-5
#3 – Cassandra Herzberg (Brown) def. Anastasia Erofeeva (Tulsa) 6-2, 6-2
#4 – Ewa Szatkowska (Tulsa) def. Julie Flanzer (Brown) 6-1, 6-2
#5 – Sam Vickers (Tulsa) def. Jessica Harrow (Brown) 6-4, 6-3
#6 – Michelle Farley (Tulsa) def. Ariel Caldwell (Brown) 6-4, 6-2
Order of Finish:
3,4,5,6,1,2

Pictured: Jessica Harrow '14. Photo by DSPics.net.