Bears Conclude Action at ITA Northeast Regional Tournament

Bears Conclude Action at ITA Northeast Regional Tournament

Oct. 24, 2005

WEST POINT, NY - Five members of the Brown women's tennis team competed at the 2005 ITA Northeast Regional Tournament, held at Army, over the weekend. Juniors Daisy Ames (Atlanta, GA), Michelle Pautler (Kamuela, HI), and Amanda Saiontz (Miami, FL) represented the Bears in singles action, while sophomores Kelley Kirkpatrick (Villanova, PA) and Ashley Pariser (Alexandria, VA) represented Brown in doubles action.

Pautler started the competition for Brown in the qualifying bracket of singles action. Pautler won two rounds to advance to the main singles draw and then earned a win in her first singles match in the main draw, before facing elimination. Pautler posted a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win in her first match, and followed that with a 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1 victory over the 8th-seeded player in the qualifying bracket. In her match in the Round of 128, Pautler earned a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) win, before bowing out of the bracket in the Round of 64 to the 8th-seeded player in the main draw.

In other singles action, Ames posted a 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 win in the Round of 128, before posting an impressive, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over the 7th-seeded player in the tournament, and #1 singles player at Penn, who is ranked 112th in the ITA fall rankings. Ames was eliminated in the next round, falling 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-1. Saiontz also posted an impressive win in the Round of 128, earning a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) win over Boston University's #1 player. Saiontz was eliminated by the 2nd-seeded player in the tournament, 6-0, 6-4 in the Round of 64.

In doubles action, Kirkpatrick and Pariser dropped their only match, falling to the 14th-seeded pair in the tournament, 8-3.

The Bears conclude the fall portion of their schedule this weekend when they host the Brown Classic, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Singles - Qualifying
First Round - Pautler (B) def. John (Cornell); 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Second Round - Pautler (B) def. (8) Mitchell (Penn); 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1

Singles - Round of 128
Ames (B) def. Zebroski (Dartmouth); 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
Pautler (B) def. Burek (UConn); 6-1, 6-3
Saiontz (B) def. Ahmes (BU); 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5)

Singles - Round of 64
Ames (B) def. (7) #112 Rivelis (Penn); 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
(8) Beermann (Virginia Tech) def. Pautler (B); 6-1, 6-2
(2) But (Maryland) def. Saiontz (B); 6-0, 6-4

Singles - Round of 32
Ligouri (Fordham) def. Ames (B); 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-1 Doubles - Round of 64
(14) Moulton-Levy/Zoricic (William & Mary) def. Kirkpatrick/Pariser (B); 8-3