No. 35 Yale Defeats Columbia 6-1

No. 35 Yale Defeats Columbia 6-1

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 35 Yale women's tennis team bounced back from last weekend's loss to Princeton with a strong victory over the Columbia squad. 

The match started with a 2-1 victory in doubles. The team of freshman Annie Sullivan and senior Lindsay Clark dominated 8-1 in the number one spot, and freshmen Blair Seideman and Kim Szokol won 8-0 in the third spot.  Juniors Steph Kent and Vicky Brook lost a close 8-6 match. 

In singles, Yale performed very well, overcoming the issues of last weekend.  Sophomore Elizabeth Epstein, ranked No. 115 won her match in the number two spot after her opponent retired, Seideman and senior captain Stevi Petrelli won their matches at the three and six spots, respectively, in straight sets and Kent and Sullivan won their matches in three sets.  Finally, Vicky Brook lost at the number one spot in three sets, but that did little to detract from an otherwise excellent day for the Bulldog squad.

The victory moved the Bulldogs up to a 2-1 Ivy League record and fourth place in the league, behind Harvard, Brown, and Dartmouth, none of whom have lost to date.  Tomorrow's opponent, Cornell, has a 1-3 record and has only beaten Columbia, which fell to 0-4 after today.


Report by Calvin Bohn '14, Yale Sports Publicity