September 27, 2008

Rosman reaches ITA Round of 16

CAMRBIDGE, Mass. -- Two Brandeis women's tennis players reached the second round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) New England Regional championships today. Sophomore Rachel Rosman (Bonita Springs, Fla.) and senior Gabrielle Helfgott (Newton, Mass.) each won their first match without losing a game. Rosman defeated Elizabeth Anderson of Vassar College and Helfgott dispatched Katie Muto of Colby by 6-0, 6-0 scores. Sophomore Mackenzie Gallegos (Friendswood, Texas) suffered a 6-2, 6-3 loss to Brett Davis of Bowdoin in the first round.

Rosman, the tournament's seventh seed, advanced to the third round of the tournament with another easy win, 6-0, 6-1 over Melissa Weinstein of Springfield College. Helfgott dropped her second match sixth-seeded Nicole Pontee of Vassar, 6-2, 6-2.

Rosman also advanced in doubles action. She and rookie Sarah Richman (Sewickly, Pa.) advanced to the second round with an 8-5 win over Lombardi and Waldman of Bowdoin. Gallegos and Helfgott fell in the doubles draw, 8-2, to Backer and Romita from Vassar.