Bulldogs Open Strong at USTA Invitational

Elizabeth Epstein. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity) Buy Now
Elizabeth Epstein. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

New Haven, Conn. – The Yale women's tennis team turned in a strong opening day at the USTA BJK NTC Women's College Invitational Saturday, winning six of seven matches.

In the A singles flight, sophomore Elizabeth Epstein defeated Liberty's Jordan Jenkins 7-6 (5),  7-5, 11-9, and freshman Blair Seideman blanked Lauren Bates of Binghamton 6-0, 6-0.  In C, freshman Kim Szokol defeated Army's Emily Stein, who withdrew due to injury.  In D, freshman Annie Sullivan beat Fairfield's Sharissa Ryan 6-4, 6-2.  In F, senior Silia DeFilippis lost to South Carolina's Ashley Miller 7-5, 5-7, 10-8. 

In A doubles, Seideman and Epstein beat St. John's Ece Firat and Jenny Yonkus 8-0, while in B doubles Sullivan and Szokol teamed up to top Kelly Comolli and Sarah O'Neil of Cornell 8-5. 

Tournament play will continue Sunday at the USTA Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.


report filed by Alex Milvae '12, Yale Sports Publicity