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Brandeis University's Community Newspaper — Waltham, Mass.

Women’s tennis gaining steam

Published: April 20, 2012
Section: Sports

This past week, the 20th-ranked women’s tennis team rallied from an early deficit to defeat MIT 6-3. With the win, the Judges are now 13-2 on the season.

MIT took a 2-1 lead into singles action as the Engineers’ pair Anastasia Vishnevetsky and Michelle Dutt upset Faith Broderick ’13 and Carly Cooke ’15 in No. 1 doubles 9-7. The Judges’ lone victory in doubles action came at No. 3 doubles in which Dylan Schlesinger ’15 and Simone Vandroff ’15 earned an 8-3 victory.

In singles action, Roberta Bergstein ’14 evened the game at 2-2 with a victory at No. 6 singles. After winning the first set 6-1, her opponent retired giving, the Judges the point by default. At No. 2 doubles, Broderick avenged her doubles loss to Dutt with an easy victory in straight sets 6-0, 6-2. Alexa Katz ’14 pulled the Judges within one point of the match victory with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 5 singles and Cooke finished off the comeback with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 1 singles against Vishnevetsky. Finally, Allyson Bernstein ’14 picked up another point with a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles. Vandroff suffered the only singles loss for the Judges with a 3-6, 6-3, 10-6 loss at No. 4 singles.

The Judges will end their season with a pair of ranked matches. They will travel to face 19th-ranked Wellesley on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and return home to face 28th-ranked Trinity in the final home game of the season on Tuesday at 3 p.m.