Bears Wrap First Two Days of Competition at Brown Invitational

Sept. 28, 2008

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown women's tennis team opened its 2008-2009 season this weekend, hosting BU, Rutgers, and Syracuse in the Brown Invitational. Several Bears have picked up wins during the first two days of competition, including senior Brett Finkelstein (North Caldwell, NJ), freshman Julie Flanzer (Highland Park, IL), senior Sara Mansur (Houston, TX), and junior Tanja Vucetic (Aventura, FL), all of whom are still alive in the main draw of their respective brackets.

A Doubles
Round 1 - Quarterfinals
Sara Mansur/Carissa Aboubakare (Brown) def. Cori Lefkowith/Petra Santini (BU) 8-1
Polina Zarester/Morgan Ivey (Rutgers) def. Ashley Spicer/Emily Harman (Rutgers) 9-8 (5)
Stefanie Nunic/Francine Whu (BU) def. Jennifer Holzberg/Katherine Arlak (Rutgers) 8-4
Simone Kalhorn/Chelsea Jones (Syracuse) def. Marisa Schonfeld/Julie Flanzer (Brown) 8-3
Round 2 - Semifinals
Mansur/Aboubakare (Brown) def. Zarester/Ivey (Rutgers) 9-7
Kalhorn/Jones (Syracuse) def. Nunic/Whu (BU) 8-6
Semifinals Backdraw
Spicer/Harman (Syracuse) def. Lefkowith/Santini (BU) 8-4
Flanzer/Cassandra Herzberg (Brown) def. Holzberg/Arlak (Rutgers) 8-1

B Doubles
Round 1 - Quarterfinals
Emily Ellis/Kathrin Sorokko (Brown) def. Caitlin Baker/Maryana Milchutsky (Rutgers) 8-1
Jacquelynn Tang/Christina Tan (Syracuse) def. Yana Sadovskaya/Danielle Abraham (BU) 8-1
Liz Corrao/Vanessa Steiner (BU) def. Victoria Ford/Katlyn Haycock (Syracuse) 8-3
Catherine Stewart/Jennifer Lee (Brown) def. Amy Zhang/Leonora Slatnick (Rutgers) <9-7
Round 2 - Semifinals
Tan/Tang (Syracuse) def. Ellis/Sorokko (Brown) 8-4
Corrao/Steiner (BU) def. Stewart/Lee (Brown) 8-3
Semifinals Backdraw
Baker/Milchutsky (Rutgers) def. Abraham/Sadovskaya (BU) 9-8(4)
Zhang/Slatnick (Rutgers) def. Ford/Haycock (Syracuse) 8-3

B Singles
Round of 16
Cassandra Herzberg (Brown) def. Christine Tran (Rutgers) 6-1, 6-0
Brett Finkelstein (Brown) def. Ashley Spicer (Syracuse) 6-3, 6-2

C Singles
Round of 16
Tanja Vucetic (Brown) def. Emily Harman (Syracuse) 6-4, 6-4
Caitlin Baker (Rutgers) def. Ashley Butler (Brown) 7-5, 6-1
Alexa Baggio (Brown) def. Leonora Slatnick (Rutgers) 6-2, 7-5

A Singles
Amy Zhang (Rutgers) def. Carissa Aboubakare (Brown) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (6)
Francine Whu (BU) def. Christina Tan (Syracuse) 6-0, 6-4
Stefanie Nunic (BU) def. Jennifer Holzberg (Rutgers) 6-3, 6-1
Sara Mansur (Brown) def. Simone Kalhorn (Syracuse) 6-4, 6-2
Francine Whu (BU) def. Amy Zhang (Rutgers) 6-3, 6-4
Sara Mansur (Brown) def. Stefanie Nunic (BU) 3-1, ret.
Semifinals Backdraw
Carissa Aboubakare (Brown) def. Christina Tan (Syracuse) 8-3
Jennifer Holzberg (Rutgers) def. Simone Kalhorn (Syracuse) 8-4

B Singles
Brett Finkelstein (Brown) def. Katherine Arlak (Rutgers) 6-1, 6-0
Julie Flanzer (Brown) def. Yana Sadovskaya (BU) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (5)
Cori Lefkowith (BU) def. Cassandra Herzberg (Brown) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0(9)
Petra Santini (BU) def. Emily Ellis (Brown) 6-2, 6-3
B Backdraw
Christine Tran (Rutgers) def. Ashley Spicer (Syracuse) 8-1
Chelsea Jones (Syracuse) def. Morgan Ivey (Rutgers) 8-4
Cassandra Herzberg (Brown) def. Katherine Arlak (Rutgers) 8-0
Jacquelynn Tang (Syracuse) def. Christine Tran (Rutgers) 8-6

C Singles
Round of 16
Liz Corrao (BU) def. Jacquelynn Tang (Syracuse) 6-4, 6-4
Vanessa Steiner (BU) def. Catherine Stewart (Brown) 6-1, 5-7, 1-0(4)
Maryana Milchutsky (Rutgers) def. Victoria Ford (Syracuse) 6-1, 6-3
Tanja Vucetic (Brown) def. Danielle Abraham (BU) 6-2, 6-1
Liz Corrao (BU) def. Caitlin Baker (Rutgers) 6-4, 6-4
Maryana Milchutsky (Rutgers) def. Kathrin Sorokko (Brown) 6-2, 6-1
Vanessa Steiner (BU) def. Alexa Baggio (Brown) 6-4, 6-3
C Backdraw
Ashley Butler (Brown) def. Katlyn Haycock (Syracuse) 8-1
Leonora Slatnick (Syracuse) def. Emily Harman (Syracuse) 9-7
Catherine Stewart (Brown) def. Victoria Ford (Syracuse) 8-2

B Doubles
Zhang/Slatnick (Rutgers) def. Butler/Baggio (Brown) 8-3
Ellis/Sorokko (Brown) def. Sadovskaya/Abraham (BU) 8-5
Vucetic/Finkelstein (Brown) def. Ford/Haycock (Syracuse) 8-1
Stewart/Lee (Brown) def. Baker/Milchutsky (Rutgers) 8-6