No. 67 Women’s Tennis Clipped by No. 71 Cornell, 4-3

No. 67 Women’s Tennis Clipped by No. 71 Cornell, 4-3

ITHACA, N.Y. – The No. 67 Brown women's tennis team was defeated 4-3 at No. 71 Cornell on Saturday at the Reis Tennis Center. After Brown captured the doubles point, Cornell won four singles matches to take the win. The Bears move to 1-2 in Ivy League competition while Cornell improves to 2-2.

Cornell won the first doubles match before junior Dayna Lord (Bloomfield, Conn.) and sophomore Alyza Benotto (Los Angeles, Calif.) tied the score, 1-1, with a 6-3 win in first singles. Senior Ammu Mandalap (Princeton Junction, N.J.) and sophomore Maddie Stearns (Short Hills, N.J.) claimed the doubles point for the Bears with a 6-3 win in the third spot. 

Freshman Katie Ta (Mission Viejo, Calif.) opened singles play with a 6-3, 6-1 win in sixth singles. Senior Hannah Camhi (Woodbury, N.Y.) then made it two-straight for Brown in singles play with a 6-2, 6-1 victory in third singles. Cornell next grabbed singles wins in the fifth, first and second spots and pushed the final match (fourth singles) to three sets and won, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, to take the match.

The Bears play again tomorrow (April 10) at No. 33 Columbia for a noontime match.

Doubles
1. Benotto/Lord (B) def. Cusick/D'Ascenzo, 6-3
2. L. Stewart/Shah (C) def. Camhi/Ta, 6-2
3. Mandalap/Stearns (B) def. Iinuma/Madison Stevens, 6-3

Singles
1. Marika Cusick (C) def. Dayna Lord, 6-2, 7-5
2. Alexandra D'Ascenzo (C) def. #106 Alyza Benotto, 6-1, 7-6(3)
3. Hannah Camhi (B) def. Mariko Iinuma, 6-2, 6-1
4. Lizzie Stewart (C) def. Maddie Stearns, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
5. Priyanka Shah (C) def. Mariska Chamdani, 6-2, 7-5
6. Katie Ta (B) def. Jane Stewart, 6-3, 6-1