Women's tennis suffers 8-1 loss at No. 6 Middlebury

Faith Broderick '13 and Carley Cooke '15 are the Judges' top doubles tandem
Faith Broderick '13 and Carley Cooke '15 are the Judges' top doubles tandem

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- The Brandeis University women's tennis team suffered an 8-1 loss at the hands of sixth-ranked Middlebury College on Saturday. The Judges fall two 2-4, with all of their losses coming to nationally-ranked squads. The Panthers improve to 2-0.

Brandeis's lone win came at the top of the doubles lineup, where senior Faith Broderick (Washingtonville, N.Y./Washingtonville) and sophomore Carley Cooke (San Diego, Calif./Point Loma), the No. 19 doubles tandem in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III women's rankings, knocked off Middlebury's ninth-ranked Brittany Faber and Leah Kepping, 8-5. The Panthers earned routs in the other two doubles matches, 8-2 at No. 2 and 8-1 at No. 3, to take a 2-1 lead into singles. The hosts did not drop a set in singles play. The premier match featured Cooke, ranked No. 17 in Division III, and Middlebury sophomore Lok-Sze Leung, ranked second, in the No. 1 match. Leung prevailed, 6-4, 6-1.

Brandeis returns to action next Saturday afternoon at home against Tufts University, part of an eight-match homestand.

#6 Middlebury College 8, #23 Brandeis 1
Mar 09, 2013 at Middlebury, Vt. 

Singles competition
1. Lok Sze Leung (MIDD) def. Carley Cooke (BRWTEN) 6-4, 6-1
2. Ria Gerger (MIDD) def. Faith Broderick (BRWTEN) 6-4, 6-1
3. Leah Kepping (MIDD) def. Allyson Bernstein (BRWTEN) 6-1, 6-4
4. Dorrie Paradies (MIDD) def. Simone Vandroff (BRWTEN) 6-2, 6-1
5. Margot Marchese (MIDD) def. Roberta Bergstein (BRWTEN) 6-0, 6-0
6. Katie Paradies (MIDD) def. Alexa Katz (BRWTEN) 6-0, 6-0


Doubles competition
1. Faith Broderick/Carley Cooke (BRWTEN) def. Brittney Faber/Leah Kepping (MIDD) 8-5
2. Ria Gerger/Lok Sze Leung (MIDD) def. Maya Vasser/Roberta Bergstein (BRWTEN) 8-1
3. Dorrie Paradies/Katie Paradies (MIDD) def. Simone Vandroff/Dylan Schlesinger (BRWTEN) 8-2


Match Notes
Brandeis 2-4; National ranking #23; Regional ranking #10
Middlebury College 2-0; National ranking #6; Regional ranking #3