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Stony Brook, Buffalo no match for Bears

The women's tennis team extended its winning streak to five victories after defeating both Buffalo and Stony Brook, 5-2, on Sunday and Tuesday, respectively. 

Brown 5, Buffalo 2

Emily Ellis '10 and Marisa Schonfeld '11 won the No. 3 doubles, 8-5, to give the Bears a strong start. Julie Flanzer '12 and Misia Krasowski '13 followed by winning the No. 2 doubles, 8-4, to earn the doubles point for the Bears.

Flanzer and Schonfeld then moved on to win the No. 4 and No. 6 singles, respectively. 

With less than half of the spring season remaining, the Bears have an impressive 12-3 record. Head Coach Paul Wardlaw P'13 said the team is building on the success of last year, when Brown finished with a 19-4 record.

"Last year was a breakthrough year for us," Wardlaw said. "We were winning at a consistent basis, so the expectation is pretty high this year too."

Brown 5, Stony Brook 2

Unlike against Buffalo, when Brown played outdoors in the sunny weather, Tuesday's rain forced the Bears back indoors for their home game against Stony Brook.  But the results of the competition were the same.

The Bears featured the same lineup as they had against Buffalo. Brown won the doubles point again after the pair Bianca Aboubakare '11 and Cassandra Herzberg '12 and the pair Ellis and Schonfeld won the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles, 8-1 and 8-4, respectively. The Bears then took the first four singles in order to clinch the team victory.

"We won the first two singles convincingly," Wardlaw said. 

The team will travel to Florida next week to play against Florida International and Miami on Tuesday and Wednesday. Then the Bears will kick off their Ivy League season with a home stand against Penn and Princeton April 2 and 3.

"We will be playing outside in Florida against two teams seeded higher than us," Wardlaw said. "Princeton is the defending (Ivy) champion and we look forward to playing them at home."


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