February 12, 2010

No. 43 Yale Defeats Boston University 6-1

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - No. 43 Yale (6-1) opened play at the 2010 ECAC Division I Women's Indoor Tennis Championship with a 6-1 victory over Boston University Friday morning at Harvard University.  The Bulldogs swept the three doubles matches in the victory.  

Playing No. 1 doubles, the duo of sophomore Vicky Brook and junior Lindsay Clark won 8-4 over Nunic and Laszloffy.  At the No. 2 doubles slot, the doubles team of senior Jessica Rhee and sophomore Stephanie Kent pulled out an 8-7 (6) win over Whu and Micai.  Junior Stevi Petrelli and senior captain Sarah Lederhandler won 8-6 over Santini and Linero at No. 3 doubles.  

Yale won five of six singles matches on the day.  At No. 2 singles, Brook rolled to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Whu.  Freshman Elizabeth Epstein cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Linero at No. 5 singles.

Yale needed three sets for its other three singles victories.  At No. 4 singles, Petrelli won the clincher with a 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 win over Santini.  Rhee defeated Laszloffy 5-7, 7-6 (4), 10-4 at No. 3 singles.  Playing No. 6 singles, Clark pulled out a 6-4, 3-6, 1-1 (14-12 win over Micai.  

The win over Boston University marked the second for Yale this season over this opponent.  The No. 3 seeded Bulldogs will face the winner of the Harvard-Cornell match on Saturday.  

COMPLETE RESULTS

Singles
No. 1 Nunic, (BU) def. Kent, (Y): 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 Brook, (Y) def. Whu, (BU): 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 Rhee, (Y) def. Laszloffy, (BU): 5-7, 7-6 (4) 10-4
No. 4 Petrelli, (Y) def. Santini, (BU): 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
No. 5 Epstein, (Y) def. Linero, (BU): 6-2, 6-2
No. 6 Clark, (Y) def Mical, (BU): 6-4, 3-6 1-1 (14-12)

Doubles
No. 1 Brook/Clark, (Y) def. Nunic/Laszloffy, (BU): 8-4
No. 2 Rhee/Kent, (Y) def. Whu/Mical, (BU): 8-7 (6)
No. 3 Petrelli/Lederhandler, (Y) def. Santini/Linero, (BU): 8-6

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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