Brown University women’s tennis beat Columbia 4-1 in the ECAC semifinal round, to advance to the championship. As reported by the Brown University website, Bears improve to 5-1 on the year. Junior Nora Lee and freshman Vivian Miller took a 6-3 win, while freshman Phoebe Peus and sophomore Hofflander took a 6-2 decision.
Senior Britany Lau, Peus and junior Ali Benedetto get the wins which ended the challenge. Head Coach Lucie Schmidhauser analyzed: “We started out really strong in doubles, setting the tone for the rest of the match. Lindsey and Phoebe executed so well at line three with Nora and Vivian clinching the doubles point with excellent execution of aggressive doubles play.
In singles, Britany came out strong playing with absolute fearlessness to give us a 2-0 lead early into the match. Phoebe competed with great clarity and closed out her singles match with an aggressive all-court game. Ali clinched the match with another gritty and tactically savvy performance, relentlessly coming to the net and putting pressure on her opponent.Columbia is a team that always competes extremely hard and I was happy to see our team stepping up to the challenge of being in charge of their own court and executing their gameplans.
It was a true team effort and I’m excited to see how we battle tomorrow.”
About the Brown University
The Brown University is a private US university founded in 1764, located in the city of Providence in the state of Rhode Island, one of the most prestigious and selective universities in the North American continent, part of both the Ivy League and the Association of American Universities.
The admission rate with respect to submitted applications is around 6.6% with students from 80 countries. Financial aid from the university totals approximately $85 million each year, and more than 50% of students receive some form of financial aid to support their studies.
The annual tuition, in the 2009/2010 academic year, amounted to over fifty thousand dollars. The school was originally founded on March 3, 1764 by Baptist minister James Manning as Rhode Island College. The original charter stated that the college’s mission was to prepare students for adult life by providing them with training in languages, liberal arts, and science.
As a result, Brown still lacks business and law faculties. Manning was also the first principal of the college, which moved to its current location on east Providence in 1770. The support of the Brown family was instrumental in Brown’s relocation and subsequent financing and organizing.
The Brown family connections were very close as Joseph Brown taught physics at the university and John Brown served as treasurer from 1775 to 1796. For these reasons in 1804, a year after John Brown’s death, the university was renamed Brown University also honors John’s nephew, Nicholas Brown Jr., a 1786 graduate, who contributed $50,000.
Brown allowed women to apply to college in 1891. Among the teachers at Brown University we should mention the historian and biblical scholar Morton Smith. Photo credits: Brown University website