Women's tennis drops 8-1 decision to No. 19 Wellesley

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- The Brandeis women's tennis team got a three-set victory at No. 2 singles from senior Gabrielle Helfgott (Newton, Mass./Noble & Greenough), but it wasn't enough as the host Wellesley College Blue, ranked No. 19 in the nation, defeated the Judges, 8-1 today.

After winning her first set and losing the second, Helfgott battled back to earn the lone Brandeis point, 7-5, 1-6, 6-4. The Judges dropped all three doubles matches, and had one other chance at a singles victory. Sophomore Rachel Rosman (Bonita Springs, Fla./Estero) took the first set at No. 1, but ultimately lost in three, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2.  It was just her third loss in a dual match this season.

With the loss, Brandeis falls to 8-5 on the season, while Wellesley improved to 17-5

#19 Wellesley College 8, Brandeis University 1
Apr 07, 2009 at Wellesley, MA (Keohane Sports Center)

Singles competition
1. Marie Watanabe (WEL) def. Rachel Rosman (BRA) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
2. Gabrielle Helfgott (BRA) def. Grace Cheng (WEL) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4
3. Mohona Siddique (WEL) def. Ariana Sanai (BRA) 6-3, 6-3
4. Jen Schwarzkopf (WEL) def. Mackenzie Gallegos (BRA) 6-1, 6-4
5. Jacqueline Shen (WEL) def. Emily Weisberger (BRA) 6-1, 6-1
6. Katie Ching (WEL) def. Nina Levine (BRA) 6-1, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Marie Watanabe/Grace Cheng (WEL) def. Rachel Rosman/Mackenzie Gallegos
(BRA) 8-3
2. Mohona Siddique/Jacqueline Shen (WEL) def. Gabrielle Helfgott/Nina
Levine (BRA) 8-3
3. Jen Schwarzkopf/Katie Ching (WEL) def. Ariana Sanai/Emily Weisberger
(BRA) 8-2

Match Notes
Brandeis University 8-5
Wellesley College 17-5; National ranking #19