#43 Bears Improve to 3-0 In Ivies with 5-2 Victory over Cornell

PROVIDENCE, RI – 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.  

Freshman Jessica Harrow (Los Angeles, CA) and junior Julie Flanzer (Highland Park, IL) led the Bears with wins in both singles and doubles, while junior Cassandra Herzberg (Miami Beach, FL) and freshman Ariel Caldwell (Atlanta, GA) also won in singles action.

Brown opened the match by taking the doubles point, as Flanzer and sophomore Misia Krasowski (Deerfield, IL) combined to post an 8-1 win at #3 and Harrow and senior Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA) earned an 8-5 win at #1.

Herzberg increased Brown's lead to 2-0 with a 6-0, 6-1 win at #3 singles, while Caldwell earned a 6-3, 6-3 win at #5 singles to push the lead to 3-0. Cornell got on the board with a victory at the #2 position, but Harrow clinched the win for the Bears by taking her match at #4 singles, 6-2, 6-3.

Flanzer would give Brown a 5-1 lead with a 6-4, 6-3 decision at #6 singles before Cornell claimed the final match on the court, winning 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 at #1 to account for the 5-2 final.

The Bears return to action tomorrow afternoon when they host Columbia in a 12:00 noon match.

#43 Brown 5, Cornell 2
Doubles

#1 – B. Aboubakare/Harrow (B) def. Comolli/Comolli (Cornell) 8-5
#2 – Ordway/Young (Cornell) def. Caldwell/Herzberg (B) 8-4
#3 – Flanzer/Krasowski (B) def. Chis/Dumitrescu (Cornell) 8-1
Order of Finish – 3,1*,2

Singles
#1 – Christine Ordway (Cornell) def. Misia Krasowski (B) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
#2 – Ryann Young (Cornell) def. Bianca Aboubakare (B) 6-1, 6-3
#3 – Cassandra Herzberg (B) def. Sinziana Chis (Cornell) 6-0, 6-1
#4 – Jessica Harrow (B) def. Kelly Comolli (Cornell) 6-2, 6-3
#5 – Ariel Caldwell (B) def. Ruxandra Dumitrescu (Cornell) 6-3, 6-3
#6 – Julie Flanzer (B) def. Sarah O'Neil (Cornell) 6-4, 6-3
Order of Finish – 3,5,2,4*,6,1

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