PROVIDENCE, RI -- The Rutgers women’s tennis team (3-5, 1-2 BIG EAST) fell to Brown on Saturday afternoon, 6-1. The Scarlet Knights surrendered all three doubles points and five of six singles matches in the loss." />
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Brown Downs Rutgers 6-1
  • Posted on March 01, 2003 12:00:00 AM
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  • PROVIDENCE, RI -- The Rutgers women’s tennis team (3-5, 1-2 BIG EAST) fell to Brown on Saturday afternoon, 6-1. The Scarlet Knights surrendered all three doubles points and five of six singles matches in the loss.

    The highlight of the day for RU was Andrea Weckstein’s (Holmdel, NJ) win at No. 1 singles over Victoria Beck, 2-6, 7-6 (7-2), 10-8. At No. 2 singles it was Kerry Meath of Brown taking the win over RU’s Carissa Sommerlad (Bradley Beach, NJ), 6-1, 6-0. Jennifer Hellier (Annapolis, MD) fell at the No. 3 spot, losing to Brown’s Yelena Klurfeld, 6-3, 6-3. Alina Balasa (East Brunswick, NJ) lost at the No. 4 position to Stephanie Falconi, 6-0, 6-1. No. 5 singles saw Brown’s Alex Arlak down Kaitlin Link (Ontario, Canada) of Rutgers, 6-0, 6-1. Ketevan Shmakova (Dover, NJ) fell to Kimberly Singer, 6-1, 6-3.

    Weckstein and Sommerlad lost at No. 2 doubles to Meath and Arlak, 9-7. The No. 2 doubles team of Hellier and Shmakova fell to Beck and Falconi, 8-6. Brown clinched the sweep with a 8-4 win at No. 3 doubles over Link and Balasa.

    The Scarlet Knights will take a short break before returning to action on Wednesday, March 12, traveling to St. John’s to face the Red Storm.

    Brown 6, Rutgers 1

    Singles
    No. 1 Andrea Weckstein (RU) def. Victoria Beck (BU), 2-6, 7-6 (7-2), 10-8
    No. 2 Kerry Meath (BU) def. Carissa Sommerlad (RU), 6-1, 6-0
    No. 3 Yelena Klurfeld (BU) def. Jennifer Hellier (RU), 6-3, 6-3
    No. 4 Stephanie Falconi (BU) def. Alina Balasa (RU), 6-0, 6-1
    No. 5 Alex Arlak (BU) def. Kaitlin Link (RU), 6-0, 6-1
    No. 6 Kimberly Singer (BU) def. Ketevan Shmakova (RU), 6-1, 6-3

    Doubles
    No. 1 Meath/Arlak (BU) def. Weckstein/Sommerlad (RU), 9-7
    No. 2 Beck/Falconi (BU) def. Hellier/Shmakova (RU), 8-6
    No. 3 Klurfeld/Singer (BU) def. Link/Balasa (RU), 8-4

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