April 5, 2013

Bears Edged by Penn, 4-3, in Ivy League Opener

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Brown women's tennis team (6-8, 0-1) opened its Ivy season on Friday afternoon at Penn, narrowly falling to the Quakers, 4-3. The teams split the six singles matches with each side winning three, as the match came down to the earlier doubles point, which Penn clinched with a 9-7 win at the #3 position.

In doubles action, Brown's team of freshman Ammu Mandalap (Princeton Junction, NJ) and sophomore Nikita Uberoi (Boca Raton, FL) earned an 8-4 win at #2. 

After picking up the doubles point, Penn increased its lead to 2-0 with a win at #1 singles, before freshman Hannah Camhi (Syosset, NY) got Brown on the board with a 6-3, 6-2 win at #2. Uberoi tied the match at 2-2 with a win at #4 singles, 6-2, 6-4, but Penn picked up a three-set victory at #3 singles to take a 3-2 lead. The Quakers clinched the match with a three-set win at #5, while freshman Olivia Hsu (Santa Rosa, CA) won at #6, 7-6 (7), 6-3 to account for the 4-3 final.

The Bears continue action on Saturday afternoon when they face Princeton in a 12:00 noon match. 

Penn 4, Brown 3
Doubles
#1 – Eskenazi/Latycheva (Penn) def. Camhi/Krasowski (Brown) 8-0
#2 – Mandalap/Nikita Uberoi (Brown) def. Jania/Yapp-Shing (Penn) 8-4
#3 – Do/Ion (Penn) def. Hsu/Kandath (Brown) 9-7
Order of Finish: 1,2,3 

Singles
#1 – Sol Eskenazi (Penn) def. Misia Krasowski (Brown) 6-2, 6-1
#2 – Hannah Camhi (Brown) def. Stephani Do (Penn) 6-3, 6-2
#3 – Jaime Yapp-Shing (Penn) def. Sarah Kandath (Brown) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
#4 – Nikita Uberoi (Brown) def. Sonya Latycheva (Penn) 6-2, 6-4
#5 – Alex Ion (Penn) def. Ammu Mandalap (Brown) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
#6 – Olivia Hsu (Brown) def. Srinidhi Raghavan (Penn) 7-6 (7), 6-3
Order of Finish: 1,2,4,3,5*,6

Pictured:
Nikita Uberoi '15. Photo by DSPics.net.