Women's tennis falls to 10th-ranked Carnegie Mellon, 5-0, in UAA opener

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Brandeis women's tennis team dropped its opener at the 2010 University Athletic Association championships today, as the sixth-seeded Judges fell to third-seeded Carnegie Mellon, 5-0. Because of inclement weather, which forced the matches to be played at an indoor venue, the match was played to decision instead of completion. Brandeis will take on seventh-seeded and host Case Western Reserve in the consolation semifinals tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.

The Judges dropped all three doubles matches to start the tournament, with the closest showdown coming at the top of the ladder, where junior Rachel Rosman (Bonita Springs, Fla./Estero) and rookie Faith Broderick (Washingtonville, N.Y./Washingtonville) fell by an 8-5 score. In singles matches, Rosman fell, 6-0, 6-2 to Laura Chen of the Tartans, while classmate Mackenizie Gallegos (Friendswood, Texas/Friendswood) dropped a 6-2, 6-2 decision to Cze-Ja Tam at No. 4. Broderick owned a 6-4, 5-4 lead on Courtney Chin when the match was completed.

Tennis Match Results
Brandeis vs Carnegie Mellon
Apr 16, 2010 at Cleveland, OH

#10 Carnegie Mellon 5, Brandeis 0

 Singles competition
1. Laura Chen (CMUW) def. Rachel Rosman (BRWTEN) 6-0, 6-2
2. Courtney Chin (CMUW) vs. Faith Broderick (BRWTEN) 4-6, 4-5, unfinished
3. Alexandra Tapak (CMUW) vs. Ariana Sanai (BRWTEN) unfinished
4. Cze-Ja Tam (CMUW) def. Mackenzie Gallegos (BRWTEN) 6-2, 6-2
5. Jennifer Chui (CMUW) vs. Nina Levine (BRWTEN) unfinished
6. Ashley Herrick (CMUW) vs. Sarah Richman (BRWTEN) unfinished

 Doubles competition
1. Ashley Herrick/Laura Chen (CMUW) def. Faith Broderick/Rachel Rosman (BRWTEN) 8-5
2. Courtney Chin/Alexandra Tapak (CMUW) def. Mackenzie Gallegos/Sarah Richman (BRWTEN) 8-3
3. Cze-Ja Tam/Jennifer Chui (CMUW) def. Nina Levine/Ariana Sanai (BRWTEN) 8-2

Match Notes:
Brandeis 8-9
Carnegie Mellon 11-6; National ranking #10
UAA Quarterfinal Match: #3 Carnegie Mellon vs. #6 Brandeis