REDLANDS, Calif. -- The 28th-ranked Brandeis tennis team suffered its first loss of the season in the second match of their five-match swing through California, dropping a 6-3 decision to the University of Redlands. The Judges fall to 3-1 with the loss, while the Bulldogs improve to 3-1 as well.
Brandeis started off the afternoon well, winning two of three doubles matches. After the No. 2 tandem dropped the opening match, senior Rachel Rosman (Bonita Springs, Fla./Estero) and sophomore Faith Broderick (Washingtonville, N.Y./Washingtonville) improved to 7-3 on the season with an 8-4 victory. Rookies Alexa Katz (Philadelphia, Pa./Abington Friends) and Roberta Bergstein (Hingham, Mass./Hingham) gave the Judges a 2-1 lead with an 8-5 victory.
In singles action, Bergstein continued the Judges' momentum with a quick 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 6 singles, but the Bulldogs rallied to claim the final five singles points, four coming in straight sets. The Judges' closest match came at No. 5 singles, where junior Nina Levine (Westport, Conn./Staples) battled from a first-set loss to take the second in a tiebreaker, but ultimately lost a marathon third-set supertiebreaker, 2-6, 7-6, 12-14.
The Judges return to action against Occidental College on Thursday afternoon for the midpoint of their trip.
University of Redlands 6, #28 Brandeis University 3
Feb 23, 2011 at Redlands, Calif.
|1. Rachael Miller (REDLANDS) def. Rachel Rosman (BRWTEN) 7-5, 6-3|
|2. Jessica Ly (REDLANDS) def. Faith Broderick (BRWTEN) 6-2, 6-2|
|3. Sara Yoshinga (REDLANDS) def. Mackenzie Gallegos (BRWTEN) 7-6, 6-1|
|4. Paige Press (REDLANDS) def. Roberta Bergstein (BRWTEN) 6-2, 6-2|
|5. Julia Galbraith (REDLANDS) def. Nina Levine (BRWTEN) 6-2, 6-7, 14-12|
|6. Alexa Katz (BRWTEN) def. Amanda Alvarez (REDLANDS) 6-2, 6-0|
|1. Faith Broderick/Rachel Rosman (BRWTEN) def. Rachael Miller/Sara Yoshinga (REDLANDS) 8-4|
|2. Julia Galbraith/Jessica Ly (REDLANDS) def. Mackenzie Gallegos/Nina Levine (BRWTEN) 8-4|
|3. Roberta Bergstein/Alexa Katz (BRWTEN) def. Amanda Alvarez/Paige Press (REDLANDS) 8-5|
|Brandeis University 3-1; National ranking #28|
|University of Redlands 3-1|