Women's Tennis Competes At Princeton Invitational And Cissy Leary Invitational

Oct. 2, 2001

The Brown women's tennis team competed at both the Princeton Invitational and the University of Pennsylvania's Cissy Leary Invitational from September 28-30, 2001.

At the Princeton Invitaional, the Bears grabbed both third and fifth place in the "A" flight doubles and second place in the "B" flight doubles. In singles action, Brown played Columbia, Princeton and Rutgers and game away with the majority of wins in all three of those matches, which do not count as a dual match or go into the team record.

Leading the way for the Bears was the doubles pair of junior Caroline Casey and sophomore Priscilla Zeff. They grabbed third place in the "A" flight doubles and Casey took two of her three singles matches at second singles, while Zeff grabbed one of her three matches at fifth singles.

The other doubles pair in the "A" flight was freshman Adriana Marianella and junior Lauren Cheung. The duo lost in the first round, but came back to win two straight to grab fifth place. Marianella played at #1 singles, winning two of her three matches, while Cheung won the only two matches she played at #7.

In the "B" flight, freshman Kerry Meath, who lost just one matches the entire weekend, and sophomore Bridget Barbera teamed up and won two in a row, before falling to a pair from Princeton in the finals. Meath won all three of her matches at #6, while Barbera picked up a win in one of her matches at #3.

The final doubles pair in the "B" flight was junior Maria Elena del Valle and sophomore Kyla Hunte. They finished in eighth place for the "B" flight. In singles action, del Valle won one of her three matches at #4, while Hunte won both matches that she played at #8.

At the Cissy Leary Invitational, sophomore Victoria Beck and freshman Alex Arlak competed for the Bears. Beck was defeated in the first round of the flight "A" singles, however she won her next three matches in the consolation round, losing in the fourth round. In flight "B" singles, Arlak win her first match, but lost the second one and moved to the consolation bracket, where she won three in a row to make it to the final round. However that match was never played on the decision of the Pennsylvania coach.

In doubles action, the duo lost to a pair from Columbia in the first round and moved onto the consolation bracket where they made it to the fourth round, but were defeated by a pair from Penn, 8-5.

Currently led by Meath who has a 5-1 record (.833), the women's tennis team will host the 11th Annual Brown Invitational this weekend. Other schools participating in the three-day event are Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, Purdue, Seton Hall, Temple, and Virginia.

PRINCETON INVITATIONAL RESULTS - just Brown matches
Participating teams: Brown (B), Columbia (COL), Princeton (PR), Rutgers (R)

DOUBLES "A" (first round) Priscilla Zeff/Caroline Casey (B) BYE, Konka/Martinez (COL) def. Adriana Marianella/Lauren Cheung (B) 8-6. (semifinal) Arcario/Kobishyn (PR) def. Zeff/Casey (B) 9-7. (consolation - third place) Zeff/Casey (B) def. McCoy/Berg (PR) 8-4. (consolation first round) Marianella/Cheung (B) def. Hellier/Travlos (R) 8-0. (consolation - fifth place) Marianella/Cheung (B) def. Aniello/Mittal (COL) 8-4.

DOUBLES "B" (first round) Roberts/Carlin (PR) def. Maria Elena del Valle/Kyla Hunte (B) 8-2, Kerry Meath/Bridget Barbera (B) def. Foster/Weckstein (R) 9-7. (semifinal) Meath/Barbera (B) def. Leutzinger/Leutzinger (PR) 8-2. (final) Roberts/Carlin (PR) def. Meath/Barbera (B) 8-1. (consolation first round) Milkman/Bigliani (PR) def. del Valle/Hunte (B) 8-6. (consolation - seventh place) Link/Magomedova (R) def. del Valle/Hunte 8-6.

SINGLES - Columbia #1 - Shelly Mittal (C) def. Adriana Marianella (B) 6-3, 3-6, (14-12) #2 - Caroline Casey (B) def. Lucia Aniello (C) 6-3, 6-4 #3 - Ilene Weintraub (C) def. Bridget Barbera (B) 6-3, 3-6, (10-6) #4 - Sarita Konka (C) def. Maria Elena del Valle (B) 6-1, 6-3 #5 - Priscilla Zeff (B) def. Kristin Martinez (C) 6-3, 7-5 #6 - Kerry Meath (B) def. Malwina Lys-Dobradin (C) 6-2, 6-2 #7 - Lauren Cheung (B) def. Andrea Lauer (C) 6-1, 6-1 #8 - Kyla Hunte (B) def. Li Luzingon (PR) 6-0, 4-6, (11-9)

SINGLES - Princeton #1 - Adriana Marianella (B) def. J. Accario (PR) 6-3, 6-4 #2 - Caroline Casey (B) def. M. McCoy (PR) 1-6, 7-6, (12-10) #3 - S. Berg (PR) def. Bridget Barbera (B) 7-6 (14-12), 2-6, (10-3) #4 - K. Milkman (PR) def. Maria Elena del Valle (B) 7-5, 6-0 #5 - K. Carlin (PR) def. Priscilla Zeff (B) 6-0, 7-5 #6 - Kerry Meath (B) def. A. Kobishyn (PR) 6-4, 6-2 #7 - Lauren Cheung (B) def. B. Roberts (PR) 6-0, 6-3 #8 - Kyla Hunte (B) def. J. Leutzinger (PR) 6-4, 6-3

SINGLES - Rutgers #1 - Adriana Marianella (B) def. J. Heller (R) 6-4, 6-2 #2 - A. Travlos (R) def. Caroline Casey (B) 6-2, 6-1 #3 - Bridget Barbera (B) def. H. Magomedov (R) 6-2, 6-2 #4 - Maria Elena del Valle (B) def. K. Link (R) 6-0, 6-1 #5 - S. Foster (R) def. Priscilla Zeff (B) 6-3, 1-6, (13-11) #6 - Kerry Meath (B) def. A. Weckstein (R) 3-6, 6-4, (10-2)

CISSY LEARY INVITATIONAL RESULTS - just Brown matches Participating teams: Brown (B), Columbia (COL), Lehigh (L), Ohio State (OSU), Old Dominion (ODU), Pennsylvania (P), Richmond (R), Yale (Y).

SINGLES "A" (first round) M. Matko (OSU) def. Victoria Beck (B) 6-3, 6-3. (consolation first round) Victoria Beck (B) def. M. Rahali (COL) 6-1, 6-0. (consolation second round) Victoria Beck (B) def. M. Martin (Y) injury. (consolation third round) Victoria Beck (B) def. L. Williams (OSU) 10-4. (consolation fourth round) A. Goldberg (Y) def. Victoria Beck (B) 6-1, 6-4.

SINGLES "B" (first round) Alex Arlak (B) def. R. Shweky (P) (quarterfinal) J. Cluskey (R) def. Alex Arlak (B) 6-1, 6-4. (consolation first round) Alex Arlak (B) def. M. Rahali (COL) 6-3, 7-5. (consolation second round) Alex Arlak (B) def. L. Bryan (OSU) injury. (consolation third round) Alex Arlak (B) def. C. Klein (R) withdrew. (consolation final) Alex Arlak (B) vs. J. Sotirui (ODU) match never played per Penn coach.

DOUBLES (first round) Chang/Rahali (COL) def. Beck/Arlak (B) 9-7. (consolation second round) Beck/Arlak (B) BYE. (consolation third round) Beck/Arlak (B) def. Samson/Feinman (L) injury. (consolation fourth round) Williams/Leibfarth (P) def. Beck/Arlak 8-5.