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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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
| Nini Lagvilava
|#2 Doubles|| #24Elizabeth Epstein
| Katherine Hanson
|#3 Doubles|| #38Blair Seideman
| Prerana Appineni