#30 women's tennis downs Cal Lutheran, 6-3, in spring opener

Faith Broderick '13
Faith Broderick '13

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Brandeis women's tennis team got off to a nice start to their spring campaign today with a 6-3 win over Cal Lutheran University in California. The 30th-ranked Judges improved to 2-0 on the season thanks to the top of their singles lineup, as the first through third spots dropped just four games between them.

Rookie Carley Cooke (San Diego, Calif./Point Loma) and sophomore Allyson Bernstein (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North) each won 6-1, 6-0, at Nos. 1 and 3, respectively, while junior Faith Broderick (Washingtonville, N.Y./Washingtonville) was a 6-1, 6-1, winner at No. 2 in her return from a fall semester abroad. Sophomore Alexa Katz (Philadelphia, Pa./Abington Friends) took a 6-2, 6-4, decision at No. 6. Brandeis also cruised in the top two doubles matches against the Regals, as Broderick and Cooke won, 8-2, at No. 1, and Katz and senior Nina Levine (Westport, Conn./Staples) were 8-1 victors at No. 2.

After a day off on Tuesday, the women return to action on Wednesday at Occidental College.

#30 Brandeis 6, Cal Lutheran 3
Feb 20, 2012 at Thousand Oaks, CA (Poulson Tennis Center) 

Singles competition
1. Carley Cooke (BR) def. Kim Kolibas (CLU) 6-1, 6-0
2. Faith Broderick (BR) def. Holly Beaman (CLU) 6-1, 6-1
3. Allyson Bernstein (BR) def. Jordan Leckness (CLU) 6-1, 6-0
4. Sarah Baker (CLU) def. Roberta Bergstein (BR) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (15-13)
5. Carly Mouzes (CLU) def. Nina Levine (BR) 6-1, retired
6. Alexa Katz (BR) def. Lauren Toohey (CLU) 6-2, 6-4


Doubles competition
1. Faith Broderick/Carley Cooke (BR) def. Kim Kolibas/Holly Beaman (CLU) 8-2
2. Nina Levine/Alexa Katz (BR) def. Jordan Leckness/Carly Mouzes (CLU) 8-1
3. Sarah Baker/Lauren Toohey (CLU) def. Roberta Bergstein/Dylan Schlesinger (BR) 9-8 (7-4)


Match Notes
Brandeis 2-0; National ranking #30; Regional ranking #11
Cal Lutheran 4-2
T-3:44 A-34