CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Brandeis women's tennis team advanced to the University Athletic Association tournament fifth-place match today with a 5-3 win over host Case Western Reserve University. In the consolation finals, the Judges dropped a 6-1 decision to 14th-ranked Washington University, finishing in sixth place overall.
In their opener today, the Judges survived a pair of tiebreakers in doubles action to take a 2-1 lead into the singles. Junior Rachel Rosman (Bonita Springs, Fla./Estero) and rookie Faith Broderick (Washingtonville, N.Y./Washingtonville) teamed up at first doubles, while senior Ariana Sanai (Hopewell Junction, N.Y./John Jay) and sophomore Nina Levine (Westport, Conn./Staples) were victorious at third doubles. Rosman and Broderick fended off three match points to emerge with the 9-8 (7-5) victory. Sanai and Levine were 7-3 victors in their tiebreaker.
In singles action, Rosman cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles to emerge as the squad's only double winner of the match. Classmate Mackenzie Gallegos (Friendswood, Texas/Friendswood) also had a straight-set win at No. 4, 6-3, 6-1, to give Brandeis a 4-1 edge.
Case responded with a pair of three-set wins, with Erika Lim topping Broderick, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 2 and Emily Pham downing Sanai, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 3 to get the Spartans back in the match. Sophomore Sarah Richman (Sewickley, Pa./Quaker Valley) clinched the match at No. 6 singles with a 6-3, 6-4 victory.
In the fifth-place match, Rosman and Broderick finished the tournament at 2-1 with an 8-5 win over Kate Klein and Karen Kociemba, but the Judges were unable to take any other points off the 14th-ranked Bears of Washington University. Rosman had the closest singles match, falling to Klein, 7-5, 6-2.
The Judges are 9-10 with one dual match left on the schedule, next Saturday against Trinity (Conn.) at Brandeis.
UAA WOMEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
5, Case Western Reserve 3
Apr 17, 2010 at Cleveland, OH
|1. Rachel Rosman (BRWTEN) def. Lewis, Samantha (CASEW) 6-0, 6-2|
|2. Lim, Erika (CASEW) def. Faith Broderick (BRWTEN) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3|
|3. Pham, Emily (CASEW) def. Ariana Sanai (BRWTEN) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0|
|4. Mackenzie Gallegos (BRWTEN) def. Evers, Kathleen (CASEW) 6-3, 6-1|
|5. Nina Levine (BRWTEN) vs. Chambers, Cheyenne (CASEW) unfinished|
|6. Sarah Richman (BRWTEN) def. Bowen, Corey (CASEW) 6-3, 6-4|
|1. Rachel Rosman/Faith Broderick (BRWTEN) def. Lim, Erika/Pham, Emily (CASEW) 9-8|
|2. Lewis, Samantha/Evers, Kathleen (CASEW) def. Sarah Richman/Mackenzie Gallegos (BRWTEN) 8-5|
|3. Ariana Sanai/Nina Levine (BRWTEN) def. Chambers, Cheyenne/Bowen, Corey (CASEW) 9-8|
|UAA Consolation Bracket: #6 Brandeis vs. #7 Case Western Reserve|
UAA Tournament Fifth Place Match
Washington University 6, Brandeis 1
Apr 17, 2010 at Paramount Tennis Club (Cleveland, Ohio)
|1. Kate Klein (WASHU) def. Rachel Rosman (BRWTEN) 7-5, 6-2|
|2. Faith Broderick (BRWTEN) vs. Karina Kocemba (WASHU) no result|
|3. Jaclyn Bild (WASHU) def. Ariana Sanai (BRWTEN) 6-0, 6-2|
|4. Natalie Tingir (WASHU) def. Mackenzie Gallegos (BRWTEN) 6-1, 6-0|
|5. Nina Levine (BRWTEN) vs. Kalee Cassady (WASHU) no result|
|6. Allison Dender (WASHU) def. Sarah Richman (BRWTEN) 6-1, 6-2|
|1. Faith Broderick/Rachel Rosman (BRWTEN) def. Kate Klein/Karina Kocemba (WASHU) 8-5|
|2. Jaclyn Bild/Elise Sambol (WASHU) def. Mackenzie Gallegos/Sarah Richman (BRWTEN) 8-4|
|3. Natalie Tingir/Allison Dender (WASHU) def. Nina Levine/Ariana Sanai (BRWTEN) 8-5|
|Washington University 13-5; National ranking #14|
|UAA Championships Fifth Place Match|