Hay and Tomlinson to Meet in Quarterfinal Showdown, Four Bulldogs Advance to Day Two at CSA Individual Championships

Kimberley Hay. (photo by Dale Walker)
Kimberley Hay. (photo by Dale Walker)

AMHERST, Mass. - The last quarterfinal match of the day in the Ramsay Division at the CSA Individual Championships will be a family quarrel, as Yale teammates Kim Hay and Millie Tomlinson will square off for the right to move on to the semifinals. Issey Norman-Ross and Shui Mao also advanced in the Holleran decision, giving the Bulldogs four players in action in the winner's brackets tomorrow. 

Hay's road to the quarters was particularly intense, as the sophomore had to take down two Harvard players, one in five games, to reach the quarterfinals. Hay beat Sarah Mumanachit in straight sets in the first round before toughing-out a five game victory over the Crimson's Nirasha Giruge in the second round. Tomilinson also had to defeat a Harvard player en route to her showdown with teammate Hay: hers was a scare of a five-game victory over Haley Mendez. 

In the Holleran draw, freshman Mao drew a bye in the first round and followed it up with an easy three-set win to reach the quarters where she will face Dartmouth's Rebecca Lau tomorrow. Issey Norman-Ross also rode a bye and a quick three-setter to reach the quarters, where she will take on Bates College's Myriam Kelly.