Bernstein wins twice, but #24 women's tennis drops 6-3 decision to #23 MIT

Allyson Bernstein '14 (photo by Sportspix.biz/Jan Volk)

WALTHAM, Mass. -- In a matchup of two nationally-ranked women's tennis teams, the 23rd-ranked MIT Engineers knocked off #24 Brandeis, 6-3, on the Rieger Tennis Courts. The Judges fall to 7-6 with the loss, while the Engineers improved to 15-4.

Brandeis had one double winner on the day. Junior Allyson Bernstein (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North) teamed with classmate Marissa Lazar (Hewlett, N.Y./Lynbrook) at No. 3 doubles for an 8-3 victory. That was the Judges' only doubles point as they fell behind, 2-1, entering singles play.

Bernstein rolled at third singles, 6-0, 6-1, but Brandeis was only able to capture one other singles match. At No. 2, senior Faith Broderick (Washingtonville, N.Y./Washingtonville) captured a first-set tiebreaker and went on to a 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 victory. At No. 1 singles, sophomore Carley Cooke (San Diego, Calif./Point Loma) suffered a narrow loss to MIT's Lauren Quisenberry, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5.

Brandeis University Women's Tennis
MIT vs Brandeis (Apr 13, 2013)

#23 MIT 6, #24 Brandeis 3
Apr 13, 2013 at Waltham, Mass. (Rieger Tennis Courts) 

Singles competition
1. Lauren Quisenberry (MIT) def. Carley Cooke (BRWTEN) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5
2. Faith Broderick (BRWTEN) def. Vynnie Kong (MIT) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
3. Allyson Bernstein (BRWTEN) def. Candace Wu (MIT) 6-0, 6-1
4. Michelle Dutt (MIT) def. Simone Vandroff (BRWTEN) 4-6, 6-4, 10-8
5. Meghana Vasireddy (MIT) def. Roberta Bergstein (BRWTEN) 6-2, 7-5
6. Iris Zhuang (MIT) def. Maya Vasser (BRWTEN) 6-1, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Lauren Quisenberry/Julia Hsu (MIT) def. Faith Broderick/Carley Cooke (BRWTEN) 8-6
2. Michelle Dutt/Sunnie Lampl (MIT) def. Roberta Bergstein/Simone Vandroff (BRWTEN) 8-4
3. Allyson Bernstein/Marissa Lazar (BRWTEN) def. Vynnie Kong/Meghana Vasireddy (MIT) 8-3
Match Notes
MIT 15-4; National ranking #23; Regional ranking #9
Brandeis 7-6; National ranking #24; Regional ranking #10
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