No. 10 WUSTL Women’s Tennis Gets Past No. 24 Brandeis to Advance to UAA Semifinal
Altamonte Springs, Fla., April 25, 2013 – Junior Corinne Rauck earned a 6-0 win in the third set of her match at No. 6 singles to seal a 5-4 victory for the No. 10-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s tennis team over No. 24 Brandeis University in the quarterfinal of the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship Thursday morning.
After dropping the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles matches, the Bears were on the brink of going down 0-3 after doubles. The No. 2 team from Brandeis was serving leading 7-6, but junior Theresa Petraskova and freshman Jamie Silverberg rallied for the 9-7 win to make it 2-1 in favor of the Judges heading to singles.
Washington U. took a 4-2 lead with wins at No. 3, 4 and 5 by senior Kate Klein, freshman Aly Coran and senior Paige Madara. Brandeis got a win at No. 1 singles and battled back to win in three sets at No. 2 to make it 4-4, before Rauck secured the win for the Bears with her three-set victory at No. 6.
1. Carley Cooke/Faith Broderick (BR) def. Kate Klein/Corinne Rauck (WASHU) 8-2
2. Theresa Petraskova/Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) def. Simone Vandroff/Roberta Bergstein (BR) 9-7
3. Allyson Bernstein/Marissa Lazar (BR) def. Aly Coran/Paige Madara (WASHU) 8-3
1. Carley Cooke (BR) def. Theresa Petraskova (WASHU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
2. Faith Broderick (BR) def. Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) 2-6, 7-5, 6-1
3. Kate Klein (WASHU) def. Allyson Bernstein (BR) 6-3, 6-1
4. Aly Coran (WASHU) def. Simone Vandroff (BR) 6-0, 6-3
5. Paige Madara (WASHU) def. Roberta Bergstein (BR) 6-1, 6-2
6. Corinne Rauck (WASHU) def. Maya Vasser (BR) 6-4, 5-7, 6-0
• The Bears have won their last four matches, and eight of their last nine.
• Washington U. improved to 6-5 against ranked teams this season with the win.
• It marked the first time this season the Bears have won when trailing after doubles.
• Petraskova’s win at No. 2 doubles brought her career wins total to 97, three shy of becoming the 20th player in school history to reach 100 wins. Madara’s singles win pushed her total to 93, while Klein is at 92 career wins.
• Coran extended her singles unbeaten streak to nine matches.
• Silverberg’s singles loss was her first in a dual match and just her second singles loss overall this season (20-2).
Up Next: Washington U. (14-5) takes on No. 13 Carnegie Mellon University in the UAA Championship semifinal at 2 p.m. (ET) Friday. The Bears have earned 5-4 wins over the Tartans in the third-place match each of the past two seasons at the UAA Championship. Carnegie Mellon earned a 9-0 sweep of University of Rochester in the quarterfinal Thursday.