Women’s Tennis Edged by San Diego State, 4-3

Women’s Tennis Edged by San Diego State, 4-3

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Brown women's tennis team was edged by San Diego State, 4-3, on Sunday at the Aztec Tennis Center.

The Aztecs won the doubles point with victories in the second and third spots. Senior Dayna Lord (Bloomfield, Conn.) and junior Alyza Benotto (Los Angeles, Calif.) came away with a win in first doubles for the Bears (6-3). For Lord, the doubles win moves her into first all-time in career doubles wins with 85, surpassing Hannah Camhi '16 who held the previous mark of 84 victories. 

Lord started singles play off with a 6-4, 6-3 win in first singles to even the score (1-1). San Diego St. pulled ahead with a victory in fifth singles before junior Maddie Stearns (Short Hills, N.J.) again evened the score for Brown, with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-0 win in third singles. The Aztecs then went on to take the fourth singles and second singles matches to take the team win. Sophomore Taylor Cosme (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) finished off the day for the Bears with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 win in sixth singles.

After a week off, the Bears next travel to nearby Boston, Mass. on Sunday, March 19 to take on Boston University for a 9:30 a.m. match.


Results
Doubles
1. Dayna Lord/Alyza Benotto (B) def. Jana Buth/Paola Diaz (SDSU) 6-3
2. Kennedy Davis/Mia Smith (SDSU) def. Maddie Stearns/Mariska Chamdani (B) 6-1
3. Alli Valk/Olivia Larsson (SDSU) def. Devon Jack/Juliana Simon (B) 6-3

Singles
1. Dayna Lord (B) def. Jana Buth (SDSU) 6-4, 6-3
2. Kennedy Davis (SDSU) def. Alyza Benotto (B) 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
3. Maddie Stearns (B) def. Paola Diaz (SDSU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-0
4. Mia Smith (SDSU) def. Devon Jack (B) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
5. Berta Acero (SDSU) def. Katie Ta (B) 7-5, 6-2
6. Taylor Cosme (B) def. Olivia Larsson (SDSU) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2