February 9, 2003

Women's Tennis Defeats Syracuse, 6-1

Feb. 9, 2003

The women's tennis team defeated Syracuse by a 6-1 score, starting the winter season off with a victory, while improving to 3-1 overall.

Sophomore Kerry Meath and freshman Kim Singer led the way for the Bears, winning each of their doubles and each of their singles matches in the victory. Meath combined with sophomore Alex Arlak for a 9-8 (3) victory at #1 doubles and went on to win her singles match at #3 in straight sets (6-4, 6-3). Singer, who leads the team with an .846 winning percentage, combined with freshman Mariana Lee for an 8-1 win at #3 doubles. She also won her singles match in straight sets, losing just three points in the win at #6 singles (6-3, 6-0).

Those two wins gave the Bears the doubles point and the team won three additional singles matches to defeat the Orangewomen.

Junior Victoria Beck picked up a victory at #1 singles, winning in three sets (6-7 (1), 7-5, 6-3), while freshman Yelena Klurfeld won in straight sets at #2 (6-3, 6-1). The other victory came at #4 singles, where freshman Stephanie Falconi went three sets, winning 6-4, 1-6, 6-2.

Brown continues action on Saturday, February 22, when the Bears host UMass at 12:00 noon in the Pizzitola Center.