April 18, 2003
The women's tennis team improved to 14-7 on the season and 3-2 in the Ivy League on Friday afternoon, defeating Columbia, 6-1.
The Bears started the match by winning the doubles point as Brown claimed all three doubles matches. Sophomores Alex Arlak (Leonia, NJ) and Kerry Meath (St. Paul, MN) led the way at #1 with an 8-2 win, while junior Victoria Beck (Wellington, New Zealand) and freshman Stephanie Falconi (New York, NY) earned an 8-1 victory at #2. The freshman duo of Mariana Lee (Honolulu, HI) and Kimberly Singer (Newport Beach, CA) also picked up a win, taking an 8-5 decision at #3.
In singles action, the Bears dropped the first match, losing at #1, but won #2-#6, all in straight sets. Freshman Yelena Klurfeld (Brooklyn, NY) led the way with a win at #2 (6-3, 6-4), while Beck picked up a win at #3 (6-1, 6-2). Arlak was victorious at #4, winning 7-6 (5), 6-1, while Singer won at #5 (6-2, 6-3). Rounding out the competition was Falconi, who earned a point for the Bears at #6, winning 6-2, 4-6 (10).
Brown continues action on Saturday, April 19, hosting Cornell at 12:00 noon.