#43 Brown Women’s Tennis Defeats Old Dominion, 4-3, in Final Non-League Match

NORFOLK, VA – 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.

In doubles action, Flanzer combined with sophomore Misia Krasowski (Deerfield, IL) for an 8-1 win but Old Dominion posted a 9-7 win at #1 and an 8-6 win at #2 to claim the point and the early 1-0 lead.

In singles action junior Cassandra Herzberg (Miami Beach, FL) posted a dominating 6-0, 6-0 win at the #3 position, while Flanzer earned a 6-1, 6-0 win at #6. Senior Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA) also won in straight sets, earning a 6-2, 6-4 win at #2 singles, while improving to 10-0 at the #2 position this spring. Brown's final victory came at #5, where freshman Ariel Caldwell (Atlanta, GA) posted a 6-1, 7-5 win.

Brown continues action on Friday, April 1, when it travels to #56 Princeton for the 2011 Ivy opener. Match time is scheduled for 2:00.

#43 Brown 4, Old Dominion 3

Doubles
#1 – Dobrowolska/Esnal Olguin (ODU) def. B. Aboubakare/Harrow (Brown) 9-7
#2 – Ivanova/Pires (ODU) def. Caldwell/Herzberg (Brown) 8-6
#3 – Flanzer/Krasowski (Brown) def. Khmolovska/Belyakova (ODU) 8-1

Singles
#1 – Joanna Dobrowolska (ODU) def. Misia Krasowski (Brown) 6-4, 7-6
#2 – Bianca Aboubakare (Brown) def. Diana Ivanova (ODU) 6-2, 6-4
#3 – Cassandra Herzberg (Brown) def. Melissa Esnal Olguin (ODU) 6-0, 6-0
#4 – Juliana Pires (ODU) def. Jessica Harrow (Brown) 3-6, 6-2, (12-10)
#5 – Ariel Caldwell (Brown) def. Margarita Belyakova (ODU) 6-1, 7-5
#6 – Julie Flanzer (Brown) def. Nika Khmolovska (ODU) 6-1, 6-0

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