No. 41 Yale Falls to No. 20 Vanderbilt

No. 41 Yale Falls to No. 20 Vanderbilt

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After besting Utah last weekend, the No. 41 Yale women (4-2) were back in action this Saturday at Vanderbilt (3-1). No. 20 Vanderbilt defeated the Bulldogs 6-1, handing the Bulldogs their second loss of the spring season. Vanderbilt has played well thus far in the spring, with wins against No. 23 Northwestern and No. 55 Marshall.

Senior Stevi Petrelli delivered the sole point for the bulldogs, winning her match at No. 6 singles in two sets (6-1, 6-2). Petrelli's match was last to finish for the day. Doubles team junior Vicky Brook and senior Lindsay Clark also won at No. 1 doubles 8-5, but Vanderbilt edged Yale out for the doubles point after capturing the No. 2 and No. 3 spots.

At No. 2 singles, sophomore Elizabeth Epstein lost a heartbreakingly close tiebreaker to Vanderbilt's Alex Leatu, after coming back to win the second set (7-5, 4-6, 11-9).

The Bulldogs will take on Massachusetts next Saturday at Yale's Cullman-Heyman tennis facility at 2p.m.

Report by Courtney Kaplan '13, Yale Sports Publicity


Singles competition

1. #83 Wu, Jackie (VANDYW) def. Brook, Vicky (YALE) 6-3, 6-2

2. #50 Leatu, Alex (VANDYW) def. #65 Epstein, Elizabeth (YALE) 7-5, 4-6, 11-9

3. #89 Preeg, Chelsea (VANDYW) def. Seideman, Blair (YALE) 6-2, 6-2

4. #119 Mira, Lauren (VANDYW) def. Kent, Stephanie (YALE) 7-5, 6-4

5. Ulery, Keilly (VANDYW) def. Sullivan, Annie (YALE) 6-3, 6-3

6. Petrelli, Stevi (YALE) def. Radeva, Nelly (VANDYW) 6-1, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Brook, Vicky/Clark, Lindsay (YALE) def. Dillon, Rachael/Leatu, Alex (VANDYW) 8-5

2. Preeg, Chelsea/Wu, Jackie (VANDYW) def. Kent, Stephanie/Sullivan, Annie (YALE) 8-6

3. Mira, Lauren/Ulery, Keilly (VANDYW) def. Epstein, Elizabeth/Szokol, Kim (YALE) 8-0

Match Notes

Yale 4-2; National ranking #41

Vanderbilt 4-1; National ranking #20

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,1,3,4,2,6)