WALTHAM, Mass. -- In their final two matches before the 2013 University Athletic Association championships, the Brandeis women's tennis team earned a split. On Saturday afternoon on the road, the 24th-ranked Judges fell at No. 8 Bowdoin College, 8-1. Brandeis bounced back to defeat Division I Holy Cross, 8-1, in the final regular seaosn home match for senior Faith Broderick (Washingtonville, N.Y./Washingtonville).
Against Bowdoin, Broderick and doubles teammate sophomore Carley Cooke (San Diego, Calif./Point Loma) picked up an 8-4 win at No. 1. Unfortunately, the Judges could not grab any further matches. They nearly earned a second doubles point, but junior Roberta Bergstein (Hingham, Mass./Hingham) and sophomore Simone Vandroff (Moss Beach, Calif./Half Moon Bay) suffered a late break, falling 9-7 to Tiffany Cheng and Emma Lewis of the Polar Bears. In singles action, Cooke battled Bowdoin's Kellen Alberstone, taking the first set, 6-4, before falling 6-1, 6-1.
In the final home match against Division I Holy Cross, the Judges cruised, only dropping one game in each doubles match and winning nine of the 10 sets in their singles wins with only zero or one game lost. Broderick and Cooke rolled at No. 1 doubles and Broderick won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles to earn her 103rd career victory in singles and doubles combined. Also picking up singles points for the Judges were junior Allyson Bernstein (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North), who won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2; rookie Maya Vasser (New Rochelle, N.Y. / New Rochelle) a 6-4, 6-1 winner at No. 3; junior Alexa Katz (Philadelphia, Pa./Abington Friends) at No. 4 by a 6-1, 6-0 score; and rookie Emily Eska (Princeton, Mass. / Wachusett Regional) at No. 5, 6-1, 6-1.
Brandeis will learn its seed in the University Athletic Association tournament this week. The Judges will take an 8-8 record into the tournament.
#24 Brandeis 8, Holy Cross 1
Apr 21, 2013 at Waltham, Mass. (Rieger Tennis Courts (Outdoors))
|1. Faith Broderick (BRWTEN) def. Taylor Stathis (HC) 6-1, 6-1|
|2. Allyson Bernstein (BRWTEN) def. Jackie Carbill (HC) 6-1, 6-0|
|3. Maya Vasser (BRWTEN) def. Maya Welch (HC) 6-4, 6-1|
|4. Alexa Katz (BRWTEN) def. Abigail Henry (HC) 6-1, 6-0|
|5. Emily Eska (BRWTEN) def. Addie Devine (HC) 6-1, 6-1|
|6. Casey Deng (HC) def. Dylan Schlesinger (BRWTEN) 1-6, 6-4, 10-7|
|1. Carley Cooke/Faith Broderick (BRWTEN) def. Taylor Stathis/Jackie Carbill (HC) 8-1|
|2. Simone Vandroff/Roberta Bergstein (BRWTEN) def. Maya Welch/Abigail Henry (HC) 8-1|
|3. Marissa Lazar/Allyson Bernstein (BRWTEN) def. Casey Deng/Jessica DeSimone (HC) 8-1|
|Holy Cross 5-9|
|Brandeis 8-8; National ranking #24; Regional ranking #9
#8 Bowdoin 8, #24 Brandeis 1
Apr 20, 2013 at Brunswick, Maine (Bowdoin College)
|1. Kellen Alberstone (BOW) def. Carley Cooke (BRWTEN) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1|
|2. Chantalle Lavertu (BOW) def. Faith Broderick (BRWTEN) 6-2, 6-0|
|3. Tiffany Cheng (BOW) def. Allyson Bernstein (BRWTEN) 6-1, 6-3|
|4. Kate Winningham (BOW) def. Simone Vandroff (BRWTEN) 6-1, 6-1|
|5. Emma Lewis (BOW) def. Roberta Bergstein (BRWTEN) 6-2, 6-3|
|6. Emma Chow (BOW) def. Maya Vasser (BRWTEN) 7-5, 6-1|
|1. Carley Cooke/Faith Broderick (BRWTEN) def. Emma Chow/Chantalle Lavertu (BOW) 8-4|
|2. Tiffany Cheng/Emma Lewis (BOW) def. Simone Vandroff/Roberta Bergstein (BRWTEN) 9-7|
|3. Kellen Alberstone/Kate Winningham (BOW) def. Allyson Bernstein/Marissa Lazar (BRWTEN) 8-5|
|Brandeis 7-8; National ranking #24; Regional ranking #9|
|Bowdoin 11-3; National ranking #8; Regional ranking #4