#61 Bears Win 12th Straight Match, 5-2 over Penn

April 3, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The #61 Brown women's tennis team (16-2, 2-0) won its 12th straight match on Friday afternoon, 5-2 over Penn. The victory gives the Bears their first over the Quakers in head coach Paul Wardlaw's tenure and avenges last year's 5-2 loss to Penn.

The Bears won the doubles point with the team of sophomore Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA) and freshman Cassandra Herzberg (Miami Beach, FL), ranked 69th in the nation, posting an 8-4 win at #1, and the team of Carissa Aboubakare (Orange, CA) and senior Sara Mansur (Houston, TX) earning an 8-6 win at #2.

In singles action, the Bears received wins from Bianca Aboubakare at #1, Herzberg at #2, Carissa Aboubakare at #4, and freshman Julie Flanzer (Highland Park, IL) at #5.

Brown continues action tomorrow afternoon when it takes on #47 Princeton in a key Ivy League battle. The Tigers lost to Yale, which Brown defeated last weekend, earlier this afternoon.

#61 Brown 5, Penn 2
Doubles
#1 (#69) B. Aboubakare/Herzberg (B) def. Kosminskaya/Anisimova (P) 8-4
#2 C. Aboubakare/Sara Mansur (B) def. Ely/Wong (P) 8-6
#3 Sadaka/Wolf (P) def. Emily Ellis/Kathrin Sorokko (B) 8-2
Singles
#1 Bianca Aboubakare (B) def. Ekaterina Kosminskaya (P) 6-3, 6-0
#2 Cassandra Herzberg (B) def. Maria Anisimova (P) 6-4, 6-4
#3 Lauren Sadaka (P) def. Tanja Vucetic (B) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
#4 Carissa Aboubakare (B) def. Alexa Aly (P) 6-0, 6-2
#5 Julie Flanzer (B) def. Jacqueline Wong (P) 6-4, 6-4
#6 Emily Wolf (P) def. Catherine Stewart (B) 7-6 (8-6), 7-5