October 4, 2005

Bears Put Together Strong Showing at Brown Invitational

Oct. 4, 2005

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown women's tennis team hosted a four-team invitational this weekend with Brown, Boston University, Dartmouth, and Rutgers competing in a hidden-dual format. The Bears put together a strong showing, winning six doubles matches and 16 singles matches along the way. Freshman Alexa Baggio (Coopersburg, PA) helped to lead the Bears, winning all three of her singles matches.

On Saturday, Brown faced Rutgers in both singles and doubles in the morning and Dartmouth in singles in the afternoon. Sunday's competition began with the doubles matches against Dartmouth in the morning and singles and doubles against Boston University in the afternoon.

Against Rutgers, Brown took one doubles match with sophomores Kelley Kirkpatrick (Villanova, PA) and Ashley Pariser (Alexandria, VA) earning an 8-3 win at #1. Dartmouth and BU only played three doubles matches, junior Amanda Saiontz (Miami, FL) and freshman Sara Mansur (Houston, TX) played a pair from BU at #4, and earned an 8-5 win.

In singles competition against Rutgers, Brown earned wins at #1, #3, #4, and #5, with junior Daisy Ames (Atlanta, GA) leading the way with a 6-2, 7-5 win at #1. Junior Kara Zeder (Miami, FL) posted a dominating 6-0, 6-0 win at #3, while Baggio earned a 6-1, 6-4 win at #5. Freshman Brett Finkelstein (North Caldwell, NJ) rounded out the Rutgers match with a 6-4, 6-0 win at #5. In Singles, BU and Dartmouth played seven matches and at #8, sophomore Meredith Woodhouse (Wayzata, MN) earned a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over her competition from BU.

In the afternoon singles match against Dartmouth, Brown dominated the Big Green, winning six of the seven matches, dropping just the match at #1. Ames earned a 6-1, 6-2 win at #2, while sophomore Michelle Pautler (Kamuela, HI) posted a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 win at #3. Pariser won, 6-2, 6-1, at #4, while Zeder earned a 6-1, 6-0 win at #5. Mansur played #6, and won, 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 (2), and Baggio rounded out the day with a 6-1, 6-4 win at #7. In the BU vs. Rutgers singles match, the two teams played five matches with Kirkpatrick and Finkelstein winning at #6 and #7, respectively, in matches against BU. Kirkpatrick won 3-6, 6-4, (10-4) and Finkelstein won 6-4, 7-6 (5).

On Sunday, Brown started the day by winning all three doubles matches against Dartmouth. Kirkpatrick and Pariser earned an 8-5 win at #1, while Saiontz and Mansur posted an 8-7 (5) win at #2. Pautler and Zeder played #3, and won, 8-4.

In the afternoon, Brown finished the Invitational with doubles and singles against BU. In the doubles portion, the Bears won just one match, at #4, where Woodhouse and Baggio earned an 8-4 win. In singles action, Pautler won at #5 (6-3, 6-0), Mansur won at #6 (6-4, 4-6, (10-8)), and Baggio won at #7 (6-1, 6-4).

The Bears continue action this weekend, October 8-10, at the USTA Tennis Center Invitational in Flushing, NY.

COMPLETE RESULTS
Doubles vs. Rutgers
#1 Kirkpatrick/Pariser (B) def. Shmakova/Elder-Bush (R), 8-3
#2 Balasa/Gordon (R) def. Pautler/Zeder (B), 8-3
#3 Markowitz (R) def. Woodhouse/Baggio (B), 8-5

#4 Saiontz/Mansur (B) def. Hernandez/Stiekema (BU), 8-5

Doubles vs. Dartmouth
#1 Kirkpatrick/Pariser (B) def. Zebroski/Jaxheimer (D), 8-5
#2 Saiontz/Mansur (B) def. Scott/D. Murray (D), 8-7 (5)
#3 Pautler/Zeder (B) def. Caplan/J. Murray (D), 8-4

#4 Charest/Steikema (BU) def. Ames/Finkelstein (B), 8-5

Doubles vs. BU
#1 Katimes/Ahmes (BU) def. Kirkpatrick/Pariser (B), 8-6
#2 Shepherd/Draganova (BU) def. Saiontz/Mansur (B), 8-5
#3 Lefkowith/Abraham (BU) def. Ames/Finkelstein (B), 8-2
#4 Woodhouse/Baggio (B) def. Hernandez/Charest (BU), 8-4

Singles vs. Rutgers
#1 Ames (B) def. Elder-Bush (R), 6-2, 7-5
#2 Gordon (R) def. Pautler (B), 6-4, 6-4
#3 Zeder (B) def. Markowitz (R), 6-0, 6-0
#4 Baggio (B) def. Balasa (R), 6-1, 6-4
#5 Finkelstein (B) def. Dujsic (R), 6-4, 6-0

#8 Woodhouse (B) def. Hernandez (BU), 7-6 (5), 6-2

Singles vs. Dartmouth
#1 Zebroski (D) def. Saiontz (B), 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
#2 Ames (B) def. D. Murray (D), 6-1, 6-2
#3 Pautler (B) def. J. Murray (D), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
#4 Pariser (B) def. Caplan (D), 6-2, 6-1
#5 Zeder (B) def. Scott (D), 6-1, 6-0
#6 Mansur (B) def. Jaxheimer (D), 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 (2)
#7 Baggio (B) def. Carrell (D), 6-1, 6-4

#6 Kirkpatrick (B) def. Hernandez (BU), 3-6, 6-4, (10-5)
#7 Finkelstein (B) def. Steikema (BU), 6-4, 7-6 (5)

Singles vs. BU
#1 Katims (BU) def. Pariser (B), 6-3, 6-3
#2 Ahmes (BU) def. Zeder (B), 6-1, 6-3
#3 Lefkowith (BU) def. Ames (B), 6-3, 4-6, (10-8)
#4 Abraham (BU) def. Saiontz (B), 6-4, 6-0
#5 Pautler (B) def. Shepherd (BU), 6-3, 6-0
#6 Mansur (B) def. Charest (BU), 6-4, 4-6, (10-8)
#7 Baggio (B) def. Hernandez (BU), 6-1, 6-4
#8 Steikema (BU) def. Kirkpatrick (B), 6-4, 2-6, (10-6)

#6 J. Murray (D) def. Finkelstein (B), 1-6, 6-4, (10-8)