Women’s Tennis Clipped by Princeton, 4-3

Women’s Tennis Clipped by Princeton, 4-3

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Brown women's tennis team was edged by Princeton, 4-3, on Saturday at the Lenz Tennis Center. The Tigers won the doubles point and split singles with the Bears en route to their victory. Senior Dayna Lord (Bloomfield, Conn.) won both her doubles and singles matches, which moved her into first all-time at Brown in career combined wins with 178 (90S, 88D), surpassing Bianca Aboubakare '11 (97S, 79D-176).

Princeton won the doubles point by winning first and third singles. No. 87 Caroline Joyce and Nicole Kalhorn opened play with a win in first singles while Lord and junior Maddie Stearns (Short Hills, N.J.) tied doubles up with a 6-4 win in the second spot. The Tigers clinched the opening point with a narrow 7-5 victory in third doubles.

Freshman Devon Jack (San Marino, Calif.) opened the action in singles with a 6-1, 6-3 victory in fourth singles to tie the match. Lord next won in her first singles match, 6-3, 6-2, to give the Bears a 2-1 advantage. Princeton followed by winning third, fifth and sixth singles to put the match out of reach. Junior Alyza Benotto (Los Angeles, Calif.) closed out the day's competition with a victory in second singles, 6-1, 5-7, 4-3 (7-4).

The Bears next host their final regular season matches, welcoming Columbia on Saturday, April 22 and Cornell on Sunday, April 23. Both matches are set to begin at noon.