Two from women's tennis team are NCAA-bound

Faith Broderick and Carley Cooke to represent Judges at the nationals

Photos/Sportspix - Jan Volk

Senior Faith Broderick

Carley Cooke

Senior Faith Broderick and sophomore Carley Cooke of the 24th-ranked Brandeis University women’s tennis team, have been selected to represent the Judges at the 2013 NCAA Division III Doubles Championships, which will be held May 23 to 25 in Kalamazoo, Mich.

The Judges’ top doubles team finished with a 12-5 record in dual matches this year. They were second-team All-University Athletic Association selections, behind the duo from UAA team champions Emory, who will also be at the national championships.

Broderick and Cooke are 1-1 against other teams selected to the NCAA championships, having lost to a duo from the 2012 NCAA Team champion Williams College and defeated a pair from Middlebury College. The draw for the tournament will be announced following the NCAA team tournament on May 22.

In two seasons together, Broderick and Cooke are 26-10 as a doubles team. They were alternates for the 2012 NCAA championships.

Cooke, the 2012 University Athletic Association Rookie of the Year and second-team All-Association selection at first singles, is making her second appearance at the nationals. She earned a bid to the NCAA Division III Singles tournament last year, and is the first All-American in program history.

This will be Broderick's first trip to nationals. She posted 105 wins in her career at Brandeis in singles and doubles combined.

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