No. 19 Bulldogs Remain Perfect at Home, Beat SBU 7-0

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

Claim Doubles Point for 10th Straight Match

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 19 Yale women's tennis team bounced back from its second loss of the season with an emphatic 7-0 victory over Stony Brook Sunday afternoon at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. With the win, the Bulldogs move to 8-2 on the season, including a perfect 4-0 mark at home.

Yale has not lost back-to-back matches in nearly two years, and Sunday provided the Bulldogs with a chance to keep that streak intact by bouncing back from a 4-3 loss at Syracuse a week earlier.

This match started as the previous nine had: with Yale winning the doubles point. Senior captain Steph Kent and sophomore Blair Seideman were first off the courts with an 8-4 win at No. 3, and a win at No. 1 by senior Vicky Brook and freshman Hanna Yu clinched the doubles point.

In singles, sophomore Annie Sullivan's win at No. 6 gave Yale a 2-0 lead, and wins by Seideman (at No. 3) and junior Elizabeth Epstein (at No. 1) followed to clinch the match. After Brook won at No. 5, Kent capped a comeback with a win in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 4 and Yu did the same at No. 2.

Yale returns to action Thursday at BU.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

Position  Yale University  Stony Brook University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  Elizabeth Epstein  Nini Lagvilava  Yale University  6-0,6-4
 #2 Singles  Hanna Yu  Polina Movchan  Yale University  6-1,4-6,1-0(8)
 #3 Singles  Blair Seideman  Katherine Hanson  Yale University  6-0,6-0
 #4 Singles  Stephanie Kent  Chloe Pike  Yale University  3-6,6-3,1-0(7)
 #5 Singles  Victoria Brook  Prerana Appineni  Yale University  6-0,6-4
 #6 Singles  Annie Sullivan  Salome Mkervalidze  Yale University  6-0,6-1
 #1 Doubles  #22Hanna Yu
 Victoria Brook
 Nini Lagvilava
 Polina Movchan
 Yale University  8-4
 #2 Doubles  #24Elizabeth Epstein
 Annie Sullivan
 Katherine Hanson
 Salome Mkervalidze
 Yale University  8-3
 #3 Doubles  #38Blair Seideman
 Stephanie Kent
 Prerana Appineni
 Chloe Pike
 Yale University  8-4