The 30th-ranked Brandeis Univeristy women's tennis team continued their campaign with an 8-1 victory over University Athletic Association conference rivals, New York University on Saturday. With the win, the Judges improve to 8-3 on the season, while the Violets fall to 0-5.
The Judges have swept the last three doubles competitions, paced by senior Rachel Rosman (Bonita Springs, Fla./Estero) and sophomore Faith Broderick (Washingtonville, NY../Washingtonville) in the first position, who are 9-2 on the season. Rosman and Broderick started out the match with an 8-2 over Elisabeth Stachtiaris (Old Westbury, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) and Ariel Sultan (Mill Valley, Calif./Tamalpais). In the number two spot, senior Mackenzie Gallegos (Friendswood, Texas/Friendswood) and junior Nina Levine (Westport, Conn./Staples) topped Liz Feldman (Brooklyn, N.Y./Midwood) and Lisa Mijovic (Forest Hills, N.Y./The Nightingale-Bamford School), 8-3. Rookies and Roberta Bergstein (Hingham, Mass./Hingham) and Alexa Katz (Philadelphia, Pa./Abington Friends) won a close match over Ramya Pokala (Temple, Texas/Temple) and Sara Joo (Wayne, N.J./Midwood), 8-6, in the third seed.
In singles action, Rosman, ranked 11th in the region, topped Stachtiaris 6-1, 6-4 in the first spot and No. 23 Broderick went 6-1, 6-1 over Feldman. The Judges' only loss came in the third position where Sultan topped Gallegos in three close sets, 6-4, 4-6, 12-10.
The Judges are in action again today when they take on Bates College at Brandeis.
NYU plays again today, when they host William Smith College.
1. Rachel Rosman (BRAN) def. Elizabeth Stachtiaris (NYUW) 6-1, 6-4
2. Faith Broderick (BRAND) def. Liz Feldman (NYUW) 6-1, 6-1
3. Ariel Sultan (NYUW) def. Mackenzie Gallegos (BRAND) 6-4, 4-6, 12-10
4. Allyson Bernstein (BRAND) def. Lisa Mijovic (NYUW) 6-3, 6-4
5. Alexa Katz (BRAND) def. Ramya Pokala (NYUW) 6-2, 6-4
6. Roberta Bergstein (BRAND) def. Sara Joo (NYUW) 6-0, 6-2
1. Rosman/Broderick (BRAND) def. Stachtiaris/Sultan (NYUW) 8-2
2. Gallegos/Levine (BRAND) def.Feldman/Mijovic (NYUW) 8-2
3. Bergstein/Katz (BRAND) def. Pokala/Joo (NYUW) 8-6