Brandeis Women's Tennis 2011-12 News

June 13, 2012
Cooke earns All-America honors from ITA
Rookie Carley Cooke was named the first All-American in women's tennis in Brandeis history. She finished the season 17th in Division III in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association singles rankings.

May 24, 2012
Carley Cooke '15 bows in NCAA debut
Brandeis rookie Carley Cooke suffered a 6-2, 6-1, defeat in her first-ever NCAA tournament match, falling to Sonja Meighan of Washington and Lee.

May 9, 2012
Cooke headed to NCAA Championships, named UAA Rookie of the Year, All-UAA with Bernstein
Rookie Carley Cooke is the first Brandeis woman selected to the NCAA Individual championship since 2005, and just the third overall. She was also named a doubles alternate with junior Faith Broderick and a second-team All-UAA selection with sophomore Allyson Bernstein.

April 29, 2012
Women's tennis cruises past shorthanded NYU, tops Rochester, 6-3, to finish 5th at UAAs
Facing an eighth-seeded NYU team that only had four players available, the Brandeis women's tennis team won all six matches that were contested to take a 9-0 win. The Judges were able to use that rest to outlast Rochester in a pair of three-set matches and claim fifth place, 6-3, later in the day.

April 27, 2012
#20 Women's tennis wins four of six in singles, but doubles makes the difference for #11 WashU
The Judges just missed the upset in the UAA quarterfinals, falling to the Bears, 5-4. Despite winning the top four singles matches, Brandeis lost all three in doubles, including a heartbreaker at No. 1.

April 24, 2012
Brandeis athletics schedule changes: April 24
Spring is here, and that can only mean one thing: schedule updates! Baseball and softball both have changes to upcoming doubleheaders.

April 24, 2012
#20 women's tennis upended by #28 Trinity (Conn.), 6-3, in final tuneup for UAAs
The 20th-ranked Brandeis women's tennis team suffered its second-straight loss to another nationally-ranked squad, dropping a 6-3 decision to #28 Trinity (Conn.). The Judges, seeded fifth at the UAAs, head to the championships with a 4-4 record against nationally-ranked teams.

April 21, 2012
#20 women's tennis falls at #19 Wellesley, 6-3
The Judges couldn't overcome a 2-1 deficit after doubles action in a showdown of nationally-ranked squads. The Blue prevailed in two out of three matches that went three sets. Brandeis junior Faith Broderick won both of her matches.

April 18, 2012
No. 20 women's tennis rallies past MIT, 6-3
Eight different players were responsible for points for the Judges, who were down 2-1 after doubles. Rookie Carley Cooke helped Brandeis improve to 13-2 on the season by clinching the victory at No. 1 singles.

April 8, 2012
Women's tennis places fifth at Nor'Easter Bowl
The #19 Brandeis women were upset in the opening round of the inaugural Nor'Easter Bowl, suffering a 5-4 loss to #24 Skidmore, but the Judges bounced back to sweep the University of Puerto Rico and edge #30 Bates, 5-4, in the fifth-place match.

April 2, 2012
#19 women's tennis moves to 10-1 with 8-1 win at Babson
In a match rescheduled from last week, the Brandeis women won their 10th match of the season, getting off to their best start since the 1985-86 season, when they finished 12-1.

March 31, 2012
#19 Women's tennis improves to 3-1 against nationally-ranked teams with 6-3 win at #30 Bates
Top-players Carley Cooke and Faith Broderick won twice as the Judges won their first match as a top-20 team with a victory in Lewiston, Maine.

March 22, 2012
#25 Brandeis women's tennis takes down Bentley in home opener
Led by stellar performances from nearly every position, the Brandeis women's tennis team cruised to an 8-1 victory over Bentley in their home opener

March 9, 2012
#26 Women's tennis wins seventh-straight, 8-1, over rival NYU, falls to No. 10 Middlebury
The 26th-ranked women's tennis team had little trouble with UAA rival NYU tonight, defeating the Violets, 8-1, before suffering their first loss of the season against No. 10 Middlebury.

February 28, 2012
Brenner, Cooke, Cardillo named UAA Athletes of the Week
Judges from the baseball and women's tennis team were honored for their first week of competition, while men's fencing was recognized as the winter season winds down.

February 25, 2012
Women's tennis completes perfect West Coast swing with 5-4 win over Redlands
The No. 30 Judges knocked off the No. 28 Bulldogs as junior Faith Broderick won the deciding match at second singles in a third-set tiebreaker. Brandeis finished 5-0 in California and is now 6-0 overall.

February 24, 2012
Women's tennis stays hot with 7-2 win over Whittier
The Judges moved to 5-0 on the season with a convincing win over the Poets, taking two out of three doubles matches and five of six in singles action.

February 23, 2012
#30 Women's tennis upsets #18 Chapman, 5-4
Rookie Simone Vandroff picked up a huge three-set win at No. 6 singles to snap a 4-4 deadlock and give the visiting Judges their third-straight win on the West Coast.

February 22, 2012
#30 Brandeis women move to 3-0 with sweep of Occidental
Dominant doubles play, in which the Judges lost just five games in three matches, helped Brandeis defeat the Tigers. Rookie Carley Cooke survived a 10-8 third-set super tiebreaker at No. 1 singles.

February 20, 2012
#30 women's tennis downs Cal Lutheran, 6-3, in spring opener
The top three spots in the Brandeis lineup dropped just four games between them as the Judges got their February break trip to California off on the right foot.

November 29, 2011
Announcing the 2012 Brandeis Athletic Hall of Fame Class
Six standout athletes whose careers spanned the first half-century of Brandeis’ sports history will be inducted into the 14th class of the Joseph Linsey Brandeis Athletic Hall of Fame during ceremonies on March 31 in the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center on campus, Director of Athletics Sheryl Sousa ’90 and Friends of Brandeis Athletics (FOBA) President Jim Leahy '85 announced.

September 30, 2011
Women's tennis entries advance to 2nd round at ITA New Englands
Rookie Carley Cooke led the way, winning a match in both singles and doubles action.

September 20, 2011
Katz, Lazar, Minchoff named UAA Athletes of the Week for Sept. 19
The Judges' No. 3 doubles team for women's tennis and men's soccer goalkeeper are Brandeis's first AOWs of 2011-12.

September 13, 2011
Women's tennis opens 2011-12 season with sweep of Simmons
Sophomores Alexa Katz and Marissa Lazar helped subdue the Sharks, losing three games between them in doubles and singles.