October 3, 2004

Bears Compete in Final Day of Brown Invitational

Oct. 3, 2004

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown women's tennis team completed its first fall tournament on Sunday afternoon, wrapping up the 14th annual Brown Invitational. Sophomore Daisy Ames (Atlanta, GA) led the Bears, winning the flight "C" singles bracket.

In flight "A" singles, senior Alex Arlak (Leonia, NJ) advanced to the finals with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Margaret Fitchet of Dartmouth, before falling to Jayme Ahmed of Dartmouth, 6-3, 6-2.

In flight "B" singles, sophomore Amanda Saiontz (Miami, FL) advanced to the finals with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Ketevan Shmakova of Rutgers. In the finals, Saiontz fell to Maggie Suydam of Dartmouth, 6-4, 6-3.

In flight "C" singles, both Ames and sophomore Michelle Pautler (Kamuela, HI) advanced to the finals for an all-Brown final match. Pautler defeated Alex Seaton of Colgate, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1, while Ames defeated Jamie Maldow, also of Colgate, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. Ames won the "C" singles title with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Pautler.

In flight "D" singles, freshman Kelley Kirkpatrick (Villanova, PA) dropped her semi-final match to Megan Zebroski of Dartmouth, 6-2, 6-0. She went on to take third in the flight, defeating Anela Dujsic of Rutgers, 7-5, 6-0.

In the arranged singles matches, freshman Meredith Woodhouse (Wayzata, MN) won her final two matches, defeating Natalie O'Rourke of Dartmouth, 6-2, 6-2, and Jamie Maldow of Colgate.

In flight "A" doubles, the duo of Pautler and Saiontz dropped an 8-5 decision to Ahmed and Zebroski of Dartmouth in the finals. Arlak and Ames finished in fifth in the flight, by virtue of default.

In flight "B" doubles, Kirkpatrick and Woodhouse took seventh place with an 8-3 win over Dujsic and Magomedova of Rutgers.

Dartmouth was the recipient of the Alexis Boss Sportsmanship Award.

The Bears continue action next weekend at the US Open National Tennis Center Tournament.