#53 Bears Win Ivy Opener, 5-2 over #69 Princeton
PROVIDENCE, RI - The 53rd-ranked Brown women's tennis team (15-4, 1-0) earned a 5-2 win over #69 Princeton in its 2012 Ivy opener Friday afternoon at the Erickson Athletic Complex. The Bears fell behind, 1-0, after dropping the doubles point, but came back to win five of six singles matches to claim the victory. Sophomore Jessica Harrow (La Crescenta, CA) clinched the match for Brown with her win at #3 singles, while junior Misia Krasowski (Deerfield, IL) upset the 96th-ranked player in the nation at #1 singles.
After dropping the doubles point, freshman Nikita Uberoi (Boca Raton, FL) tied the match at 1-1 with a 6-1, 7-5 win at #6 singles. Krasowski gave Brown a 2-1 lead with her win at #1 singles, 6-3, 6-2, but Princeton tied the score at 2-2 with a victory at #2 singles. Senior Julie Flanzer (Highland Park, IL) regained the lead for Brown, 3-2, shortly after with a 6-2, 6-3 win at the #5 position.
Following Flanzer's win, the Bears needed just one of the remaining two matches. Freshman Laura Wiley (Fort Lauderdale, FL) had won her first set at #4, 6-3, but was trailing in the second set. On court #3, Harrow was locked in a back-and-forth battle in her first set. Down, 6-5, Harrow tied the match at 6-6 and then won the tiebreaker to take her first set. She went on to win her deciding set, 6-1, to give the Bears the match, while Wiley claimed a three-set win (6-4, 4-6, 6-0) at #4 to account for the 5-2 final.
The Bears return to action tomorrow afternoon when they host Penn in a 12:00 match.
#53 Brown 5, #69 Princeton 2
#1 - (#29) Bartlett/Graff (P) def. Harrow/Herzberg (B) 8-2
#2 - Goepel/Saiontz (P) def. Caldwell/Krasowski (B) 8-4
#3 - Chow/Flanigan (P) def. Aboubakare/Wiley (B) 8-6
Order of Finish: 1,3*,2
#1 - Misia Krasowski (B) def. (#96) Hilary Bartlett (P) 6-3, 6-2
#2 - Lindsay Graff (P) def. Cassandra Herzberg (B) 6-1, 6-2
#3 - Jessica Harrow (B) def. Katherine Flanigan (P) 7-6 (6), 6-1
#4 - Laura Wiley (B) def. Monica Chow (P) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0
#5 - Julie Flanzer (B) def. Katie Goepel (P) 6-2, 6-3
#6 - Nikita Uberoi (B) def. Joan Cannon (P) 6-1, 7-5
Order of Finish: 6,1,2,5,3*,4
Pictured: Jessica Harrow '14. Photo by DSPics.net.