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Brandeis University's Community Newspaper — Waltham, Mass.

Women’s tennis suffers first loss of season

Published: March 16, 2012
Section: Sports

The 26th-ranked Brandeis women’s tennis team easily defeated their UAA rival NYU 8-1 before falling to 10th-ranked Middlebury College at the Middlebury Invitational last weekend. With the split at the tournament Brandeis is now 7-1 on the season.

Brandeis got off to a quick start winning all three doubles matches. Faith Broderick ’13 and Carley Cooke ’15 won their match 8-3, Alexa Katz ’14 and Nina Levine ’12 won their match 9-7, and rookies Dylan Schlesinger ’15 and Simone Vandroff ’15 won the final doubles match 8-1.

In singles action, Broderick easily won the No. 2 match in straight sets 6-0, 6-0; Allyson Bernstein ’14 won the No. 3 match 6-0, 6-3; and Cooke won the No. 1 match 6-3, 6-4. With the match already in hand, head coach Ben Lamanna decided to give new players some playing time. Jill Martin ’15 rewarded her coaches’ decision with a 6-0, 6-1 victory in No. 6 singles and Vandroff improved to 5-0 in singles play this season with a 6-2, 6-3 win in No. 4 singles. NYU’s lone point came in No. 5 singles in which Marissa Lazar ’14 lost 6-3, 6-1.

The next day, the Judges suffered their first loss of the season against Middlebury College, 9-0.

Cooke lost her first match of the season at No. 1 singles 6-3, 6-4. Broderick was the closest to winning a point for the Judges, but she fell in a third set tiebreaker in No. 2 singles 6-4, 5-7, 10-8.

The Judges will return to action March 22 when they host Bentley in their first home match of the year.