Women’s Tennis Downed by #43 Brown, 6-1
NEW YORK – The Columbia women’s tennis team lost to #43 Brown Sunday in Providence, R.I., 6-1. Brown won the doubles point and five singles matches to take the win from the Lions.
Singles saw the nationally ranked Bears challenge the Lions throughout the lineup. Columbia’s point came in the No.1 singles spot, where sophomore Nicole Bartnik
beat Misia Krasowski in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. The rest of the wins, however, all went to the Bears. At No.2, senior Natasha Makarova
fell to Bianca Aboubakare, 6-4, 6-2. At No.3, sophomore Katarina Kovacevic
suffered a 6-4, 6-2 loss to Cassandra Herzberg, while first-year Ioana Alecsiu
lost to Jessica Harrow at No.4, 6-4, 7-6. Sophomore Chelsea Davis
, just back from an ankle injury, fell to Ariel Caldwell in the No.5 spot, while first-year Tiana Takenaga
lost in the No.6 spot to Julie Flanzer, 6-0, 6-1.
Up next for the Lions is Ivy League powerhouse Princeton, who Columbia will host, Friday, April 15 at 2 p.m. The match will be the last home event of the season for women’s tennis, and the Lions will use the occasion to honor senior co-captains Natalia Christenson
and Natasha Makarova
#43 Brown 6, Columbia 1