September 26, 2009

Bulldogs Complete Day Two at Cissie Leary Invitational

Epstein, Brook Advance to Semifinals

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Bulldogs completed day two of the Cissie Leary Invitational Saturday at the University of Pennsylvania.  Freshman Elizabeth Epstein and sophomore Vicky Brook advanced to the semifinals of the main singles draw.  The doubles team of Brook and senior captain Sarah Lederhandler advanced to the semifinals of the doubles draw. 

In the round of sixteen of the main singles draw, Brook defeated Rukavysnkova of Temple 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals.  In her quarterfinals match, Brook defeated No. 4 seed Michell Sammons of Purdue 6-2, 6-2.  Brook will face No. 1 seed Yevgenia Stupak of East Tennessee State Sunday at 9 a.m.  Stupak advanced to the semifinals by defeating senior Jessica Rhee in three sets in the quarterfinals. 

Elizabeth Epstein won two matches Saturday as well to advance to the semifinals of the main singles draw.  In the round of sixteen, Epstein rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Carling Donovan of Columbia.   Epstein defeated teammate sophomore Stephanie Kent in the quarterfinals 6-0, 6-1 to advance to the semifinals.  Epstein will face Columbia’s Nicole Bartnik Sunday at 9 a.m.

The doubles team of Brook and Lederhandler defeated a team from Purdue to advance to the semifinals.  The duo will face the No. 3 seed Sunday at a time to be decided. 

Junior Stevi Petrelli advanced to the semifinals of the consolation singles draw with a 6-2, 6-3 victory Saturday.  She will face Stangl of Temple Sunday at 9 a.m. 

Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10, Yale Sports Publicity

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