April 24, 2010

Women's tennis caps season with 7-2 win over Trinity

WALTHAM, Mass. -- In the final regular season match of her career, Brandeis women's tennis senior Ariana Sanai (Hopewell Junction, N.J./John Jay) earned a pair of victories, including the decisive point, as the Judges defeated Trinity (Conn.) College, 7-2, on the Rieger Tennis Courts. The Judges close the regular season at .500 with a 10-10 record, while the Bantams fall to 6-4.

Brandeis took an early lead with two out of three doubles wins. Rookie Faith Broderick (Washingtonville, N.Y./Washingtonville) and junior Rachel Rosman (Bonita Springs, Fla./Estero) were 8-2 winners at No. 1 doubles, while Sanai and sophomore Nina Levine (Westport, Conn./Staples) blanked their foes at No. 3, 8-0.

In singles action, Brandeis won five of six matches, including three three-setters. Rosman and classmate Mackenzie Gallegos (Friendswood, Texas/Friendswood) both bounced back from a set down. Rosman's 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory at No. 1 was the 50th of her singles career, while Gallegos finished strong, turning in a 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 performance at No. 4. Sanai ended up with the clinching point her swan song, earning a  7-5, 6-4 victory at No. 3. Broderick also won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 2, while Levine bounced back from a second-set loss to earn a win at No. 5, 7-6, 2-6, 6-4.

Tennis Match Results
Trinity (Conn.) College vs Brandeis
Apr 24, 2010 at Waltham, Mass.

Brandeis 7, Trinity (Conn.) College 2

 Singles competition
1. Rachel Rosman (BRWTEN) def. Hillary Hoyt (TRIN) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
2. Faith Broderick (BRWTEN) def. Jillian Steckloff (TRIN) 6-4, 6-4
3. Ariana Sanai (BRWTEN) def. Kelsey Semrod (TRIN) 7-5, 6-4
4. Mackenzie Gallegos (BRWTEN) def. Arielle Leben (TRIN) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
5. Nina Levine (BRWTEN) def. Olivia Merns (TRIN) 7-6, 2-6, 6-4
6. Frances Cameron (TRIN) def. Sarah Richman (BRWTEN) 6-0, 6-0

 Doubles competition
1. Faith Broderick/Rachel Rosman (BRWTEN) def. Hillary Hoyt/Olivia Merns (TRIN) 8-2
2. Frances Cameron/Kelsey Semrod (TRIN) def. Mackenzie Gallegos/Sarah Richman (BRWTEN) 8-2
3. Nina Levine/Ariana Sanai (BRWTEN) def. Arielle Leben/Jillian Steckloff (TRIN) 8-0

Match Notes:
Trinity (Conn.) College 6-4
Brandeis 10-10