Brandeis doubles teams earn All-UAA honors

WALTHAM, Mass. – The No. 1 and 3 doubles tandems on the 24th-ranked Brandeis University women's tennis team have each earned second-team All-University Athletic Association (UAA) honors for their unbeaten performances at the 2013 UAA championships at Altamonte Springs, Fla., on April 25 through 27.

The Judges' top doubles team consisted of sophomore Carley Cooke of San Diego, Calif., and senior Faith Broderick of Washingtonville, N.Y. They rolled past Kate Klein and Corinne Rauck of Washington University, 8-2, in the first round, a 5-4 loss to the 10th-ranked Bears. In the consolation semifinals, they helped the Judges to an 8-1 win over the University of Rochester with an 8-4 win over Frances Tseng and Cara Genbauffe. Finally, in the fifth-place match against No. 22 Case Western Reserve, Cooke and Broderick defeated Erika Lim and Surya Khadlikar, 8-5.

Overall this season, Broderick and Cooke finished with a 12-5 record in dual matches. Cooke was the 2012 UAA Rookie of the Year and second-team All-Association selection, earning a bid to the NCAA Division III Individual tournament and claiming All-America honors, the first in program history. For Broderick, it was her first All-UAA selection as a senior, capping a career in which she combined for 105 wins in singles and doubles.

At third doubles, the junior duo of Allyson Bernstein of Northbrook, Ill., and Marissa Lazar of Hewlett, N.Y., also posted a 3-0 record. They upended Aly Coran and Paige Madara of WashU in the opener, 8-3; Rachel Suresky and Hayley Brower of Rochester in round two, 8-5; and Kat Evers and Emily Pham of Case in the fifth-place match, 8-3. The two combined for a 7-2 record this season at third doubles. Bernstein was 9-4 overall in doubles play in 2012-13, while Lazar was 7-3. Bernstein was a second-team All-UAA team member at No. 3 singles last year, while Lazar is recognized by the UAA for the first time.

Cooke is a 2011 graduate of Point Loma High School. She is the daughter of Michael and Elysia Cooke, San Diego, Calif.

Broderick is a 2009 graduate of Washingtonville High School. She is the daughter of Richard and Joanne Broderick, Washingtonville, N.Y.

Bernstein is a 2010 graduate of Glenbrook North High School. She is the daughter of Fred and Marcey Bernstein, Northbrook, Ill.

Lazar is a 2010 graduate of Lynbrook High School. She is the daughter Ethan and Karen Lazar, Boca Raton, Fla.

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