Bears Edged by #30 NC State, 4-3

RALEIGH, NC – The Brown women's tennis team (4-6) dropped a close, 4-3, decision at #30 NC State (10-1) on Saturday afternoon at NC State's Dail Outdoor Tennis Stadium. The match came down to the wire at #4 singles, where sophomore Sarah Kandath (Gansevoort, NY) came up just short in a hard-fought three-set decision. After dropping her first set, 7-5, Kandath battled back and forced a third set with a 7-5 win in the second set. She ultimately fell, 7-6 (10-8) in the third set, as NC State held on for the win.

After falling behind, 1-0, following doubles action, and then 2-0 after a loss at #1 singles, sophomore Nikita Uberoi (Boca Raton, FL) got the Bears on the board with a straight-set win at #5 (6-0, 6-4). Freshman Hannah Camhi (Syosset, NY) tied the score at 2-2, coming back from a 6-1 loss in the first set with two straight 6-4 wins in the second and third to pick up a win at #2 singles.

NC State went ahead, 3-2, with a three-set victory at #6 singles, but junior Jessica Harrow (La Crescenta, CA) earned her own three-set win at #3 (6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), to set up the deciding match at #4.

The Bears continue action on Thursday, March 21st, when they host Maryland in a 2:00 p.m. match.

#30 NC State 4, Brown 3
Doubles
#1 – Illova/Kissell (NCSU) def. Camhi/Krasowski (B) 8-4
#2 – Hande/Martinez (NCSU) def. Harrow/Noyes (B) 9-8 (7-2)
#3 – Nelson/Smith (NCSU) def. Mandalap/Nikita Uberoi (B) 8-6
Order of Finish: 1,3,2 

Singles
#1 – (#63) Joelle Kissell (NCSU) def. Misia Krasowski (B) 6-3, 6-1
#2 – Hannah Camhi (B) def. Tatiana Illova (NCSU) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
#3 – Jessica Harrow (B) def. Rachael James-Baker (NCSU) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4)
#4 – Nicole Martinez (NCSU) def. Sarah Kandath (B) 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (10-8)
#5 – Nikita Uberoi (B) def. Elisha Hande (NCSU) 6-0, 6-4
#6 – Chloe Smith (NCSU) def. Ammu Mandalap (B) 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)
Order of Finish: 1,5,2,6,3,4*

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