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No. 1 Bulldogs Defeat No. 2 Bantams

No. 1 Bulldogs Defeat No. 2 Bantams

Jan. 26, 2005

Hartford, CT - The defending national champion Bulldogs (7-0, 3-0 Ivy) showed why they are the No. 1 ranked team in the country Wednesday night, defeating No. 2 Trinity (3-1) 7-2 on the Bantams' home courts.

Amy Gross, fresh off of a second place finish at last weekend's Constable Invitational, pulled out a key victory at No. 2, defeating Trinity's Larissa Stephenson 10-8 in the final game of a 3-2 thriller.

Elsewhere, Catherine McLeod, Miranda Ranieri, Lauren Doline, Rachita Vora, Lauren McCrery, and Kate Rapisarda all won in three games. Overall, Yale won 17 games to Trinity's eight.

This marks the second consecutive year Yale has defeated Trinity. Last year the Elis upset the Bantams on route to their national championship.

Yale hosts Ivy rival No. 3 Princeton (5-0, 2-0 Ivy) this Saturday as it returns to Ancient Eight action.

Results: Yale 7, Trinity 2

1. Lynn Leong (T) def. Michelle Quibell (Y), 3-0
2. Amy Gross (Y) def. Larissa Stephenson (T), 3-2
3. Catherine McLeod (Y) def. Lauren Polonich (T), 3-0
4. Miranda Ranieri (Y) def. Maria Restrepo (T), 3-0
5. Fernanda Rocha (T) def. Frances Ho (Y), 3-2
6. Lauren Doline (Y) def. Siobhan Knight (T), 3-0
7. Rachita Vora (Y) def. Margot Kearney (T), 3-0
8. Lauren McCrery (Y) def. Kim Palterman (T) 3-0
9. Kate Rapisarda (Y) def. Julia Rosenthal (T), 3-0

Report filed by Sean Singer '06, Yale Sports Publicity