Brown Defeats No. 45 Yale 4-3

Stevi Petrelli

March 29, 2009

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Yale dropped its Ivy League opener and dropped to 9-5 on the season after losing to Brown 4-3 in Providence Sunday.

The Bulldogs lost the doubles point in the loss. Yale's lone doubles victory came at No. 2 doubles where senior Janet Kim and junior Jessica Rhee defeated No. 64 Sara Mansur and Carissa Aboubakare 8-3.

At No. 3 singles, Brook rolled to a 6-3, 6-1 win over Tanja Vucetic. Sophomore Lindsay Clark cruised to a 6-2, 6-0 win at the No. 4 singles spot over Mansur. Playing No. 5 singles, sophomore Stevi Petrelli defeated Carissa Aboubakare 7-5, 6-2.

Yale will try to bounce back next week when they travel to face No. 49 Princeton and Penn.

Complete Results
Singles
1. Bianca Aboubakare (B) def. No. 116 Janet Kim (Y), 6-3, 6-4
2. Casey Herzberg (B) def. Jessica Rhee (Y), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. Vicky Brook (Y) def. Tanja Vucetic (B), 6-3, 6-1
4. Lindsay Clark (Y) def. Sara Mansur (B), 6-2, 6-0
5. Stevi Petrelli (Y) def. Carissa Aboubakare (B), 7-5, 6-2
6. Julie Flanzer (B) def. Lilian Nguyen (Y), 6-0, 6-0

Doubles
1. B. Aboubakare / Herzberg (B) def. Brook / Clark (Y), 9-7
2. Kim / Rhee (Y) def. No. 64 Mansur / C. Aboubakare (B), 8-3
3. Emily Elis / Kathrin Sorokko (B) def. Nguyen / Silia DeFilippis (Y), 8-3

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity