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Judges defeat Bobcats in women's tennis

Mallika Raghavan '08 took her opponent at No. 3 singles to three sets.

LEWISTON, Maine -- Brandeis University defeated Bates College by a 9-0 score Saturday in a non-conference women's tennis match played at Merrill Indoor Gymasium.

Brandeis's Rachel Rosman and Colleen Donnelly set the tone for the Judges (5-2) by winning at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, and teaming up to win a spirited match at first doubles over Bates sophomore Alex Piacquad (Yardley, Pa.) and junior Caryn Benisch (Huntington, N.Y.). Bates senior Mallika Raghavan (Chappaqua, N.Y.) took Gabrielle Helfgott to a third set on No. 3 doubles.

Bates (1-4) will play at Colby on Tuesday, March 18 at 5 p.m.; Brandeis will host Babson College on March 25.

Women's Tennis Result

March 15, 2008 at Lewiston, Maine

Brandeis 9, Bates 0

Doubles Competition

1. Colleen Donnelly/Rachel Rosman (Brandeis) def. Alex Piacquad/Caryn Benisch (Bates), 9-8 (3)

2. Gabrielle Helfgott/Mackenzie Gallegos (Brandeis) def. Mallika Raghavan/Liz Fleming (Bates), 8-4

3. Jen Levine/Ariana Sanai (Brandeis) def. Jean Gulliver/Caroline Gottlieb (Bates), 8-3

Singles Competition

1. Rosman def. Piacquad, 6-3, 6-3

2. Donnelly def. Benisch, 6-2, 6-4

3. Helfgott def. Raghavan, 6-3, 3-6, (10-5)

4. Gallegos def. Fleming, 6-2, 6-2

5. Sanai def. Gulliver, 6-3, 7-6 (7)

6. Emily Weisberger (Brandeis) def. Gottlieb, 6-4, 7-5