April 2, 2011

#43 Bears Improve to 2-0 In Ivies with 6-1 win at Penn

PHILADELPHIA, PA – 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.

Junior Cassandra Herzberg (Miami Beach, FL), who combined with freshman Ariel Caldwell (Atlanta, GA) for an 8-3 win at #2 doubles, was one of three Bears to win in both singles and doubles, as she also won 6=3, 7-6 (1) at #3 singles. Caldwell also won her singles match, 6-2, 6-3, at #5. Junior Julie Flanzer (Highland Park, IL) also won in both singles and doubles, posting an 8-6 win at #3 doubles with sophomore Misia Krasowski (Deerfield, IL) and earning a 6-1, 6-3 win at #6 singles.

Senior Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA) won at #2 singles (6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (7)) and freshman Jessica Harrow (Los Angeles, CA) won at #4 singles (2-6, 6-2, 6-4) to round out Brown's victories.

The Bears return to action next weekend when they host Cornell (Saturday) and Columbia (Sunday) in a pair of Ivy matches.

#43 Brown 6, Penn 1
Doubles

#1 – Ely/Hsu (Penn) def. B. Aboubakare/Harrow (Brown) 8-7 (3)
#2 – Caldwell/Herzberg (Brown) def. Rodin/Yapp-Shing (Penn) 8-3
#3 – Flanzer/Krasowski (Brown) def. Do/Whitfield (Penn) 8-6

Singles
#1 – (#23) Connie Hsu (Penn) def. Misia Krasowski (Brown) 6-4, 6-3
#2 – Bianca Aboubakare (Brown) def. Jaime Yapp-Shing (Penn) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (7)
#3 – Cassandra Herzberg (Brown) def. Alexa Ely (Penn) 6-3, 7-6 (1)
#4 – Jessica Harrow (Brown) def. Stephanie Do (Penn) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
#5 – Ariel Caldwell (Brown) def. Lauren Bridges (Penn) 6-2, 6-3
#6 – Julie Flanzer (Brown) def. Emma Whitfield (Penn) 6-1, 6-3

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