WALTHAM, Mass. – Women’s tennis first-year Sabrina Ross Neergaard of Port Orchard, Washington, has been named the March 15 Brandeis Athlete of the Week, presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group.
Ross Neergaard went 4-0 as she helped the 21st-ranked Judges to a pair of wins over the weekend. In a 9-0 win over St. Lawrence University on Saturday afternoon, she and sophomore Olivia Leavitt of Falmouth, Maine, posted an 8-3 win at No. 1 singles. Ross Neergaard then won, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 1 singles to clinch the victory over the Saints.
On Sunday against UAA opponent New York University, the tandem of Ross Neergaard and Leavitt opened the scoring for the Judges with an 8-4 win at No. 1. The Judges clinched a 5-4 victory over their rivals with Ross Neergaard's 6-3, 6-3, win at the top spot.
Brandeis is 8-1 overall this season, and have attained their highest Intercollegiate Tennis Association national ranking in five years. The Judges return to action on March 18th when they travel to third-ranked Middlebury College.
This is the second year of the Brandeis Athlete of the Week program presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group. The Athlete of the Year Program highlights a top Brandeis student-athlete who has had an outstanding athletic achievement from the week prior. Each selected student-athlete will be featured on the Brandeis athletics homepage and inside the Chateau Waltham and Jake N Joes
Owned and operated by the Nocera Family, the Chateau Restaurant of Waltham opened in 1933 and set the standard for providing the tradition of Italian family dining, friendly service and quality food at reasonable prices for its customers. Located on 195 School Street, with 900 seats, the Chateau is always ready to accommodate large parties.
The Nocera Family consists of 6 brothers who have always had a passion for playing sports. In 2010, The Nocera Family launched a new concept, Jake n JOES Sports Grille. Jake n JOES Waltham opened in 2014 and is the best place to watch a game and enjoy quality food.
"Brandeis student-athletes are fantastic role models in our community,” says Chateau President Joe Nocera, “They exemplify the ideals of excellence and commitment both on and off the playing field. The Chateau Waltham and Jake n JOES Waltham are proud to partner with Brandeis Athletics to continue to enhance a positive focus within the Waltham Community."
For more information on Brandeis women’s tennis, visit the team’s web pages at www.brandeisjudges.com/sports/wten.