April 20, 2009
HANOVER, NH - The Brown women's tennis team (19-4, 5-2) closed out its 2009 season with a 4-3 win at Dartmouth on Sunday afternoon. The 19-win season marks the first time since 1997, when Brown was 19-3, that the Bears have posted at least 19 wins, while the 5-2 mark in the Ivy League is the best since the 1997 season when Brown was 7-0.
The Bears won the doubles point against the Big Green with wins at #1 and #3 doubles and then split the singles matches, taking all of the even-numbers matches. The doubles team of juniors Emily Ellis (Fort Worth, TX) and Kathrin Sorokko (Douglaston, NY) earned an 8-6 win to break the Brown record (19) for doubles wins in a single season by the same team, as they finished with a 20-11 record. Members of the current Brown team now occupy the first and second positions in that category, as the record was previously held by sophomores Bianca Aboubakare (Orange, CA) and Marisa Schonfeld (Washington, DC), who picked up 19 wins last season.
Other individual highlights of the day included senior Sara Mansur (Houston, TX) winning her final career singles match, 6-3, 7-5 at #4 singles. The win was her 101st career win at Brown, as she ranks 7th all-time at Brown for combined wins in a career with 51 singles wins and 50 doubles wins, 22 of which came this season, a mark that is tied for 4th all-time at Brown.
Freshman Cassandra Herzberg (Miami Beach, FL) also won her final match of the season at #2 singles, 6-2, 6-3, to finish with a 26-5 singles record. Her 26 singles wins this season ranks fifth all-time at Brown. She and Bianca Aboubakare earned a 9-7 win at #1 doubles, which was the 24th doubles win for Aboubakare and the 22nd for Herzberg, marks that are 3rd and tied for 4th all-time at Brown, respectively. She and Bianca Aboubakare each finished with 48 total wins this season, which is 3rd all-time in Brown history.
Brown 4, Dartmouth 3
#1 (#69) B. Aboubakare/Herzberg (B) def. Winingham/Scott (D) 9-7
#2 Smyser/Adler (D) def. C. Aboubakare/Mansur (B) 8-6
#3 Emily Ellis/Kathrin Sorokko (B) def. King/Zak (D) 8-6
#1 Molly Scott (D) def. Bianca Aboubakare (B) 3-6, 7-5, 1-0
#2 Cassandra Herzberg (B) def. Mary Winingham (D) 6-2, 6-3
#3 Jesse Adler (D) def. Tanja Vucetic (B) 6-2, 6-1
#4 Sara Mansur (B) def. Georgiana Smyser (D) 6-3, 7-5
#5 Ryan Reichel (D) def. Carissa Aboubakare (B) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0
#6 Julie Flanzer (B) def. Carley Markovitz (D) 6-4, 6-4