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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.