NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 26 Yale women's tennis team improved to 11-3 with a 7-0 victory over Quinnipiac.
The team got off to a quick start in doubles, winning the first point of the match for the 13th time in 14 matches. At No. 1 doubles, the No. 61 ranked pairing of junior Elizabeth Epstein and sophomore Annie Sullivan won their match 8-4 over Rachel Cantor and Sarah Viebrock. At No. 2, the pairing of senior Vicky Brook and sophomore Amber Li also won by a margin of 8-4 against the combination of Jacqueline Raynor and Michelle Dassa. Finally, in the third spot, junior Sarah Guzick and sophomore Blair Seideman worked together to win their match 8-0 against Lavinia Cristescu and Ariana Launie.
In singles, the Bulldogs did not give up a single set to the Bobcats. Indeed, no Quinnipiac player won more than three games in any set. At No. 1 singles, Epstein won 6-1, 6-3 over Cantor. At No. 2, Seideman emerged on top easily with a 6-1, 6-1 victory against Raynor. In the third spot, Brook won by the same 6-1, 6-1 score, against Viebrock. At No. 4, Sullivan went up against Dassa and had a dominant 6-0, 6-0 victory. Next was Guzick, who won her match 6-1, 6-2 at No. 5 over Launie. Finally, Li played Cristescu, winning 6-0, 6-1 to complete the Yale sweep of Quinnipiac.
No. 1 – (Y) Epstein/Sullivan Def. (QU) Cantor/Viebrock: 8-4
No. 2 – (Y) Brook/Li Def. (QU) Raynor/Dassa: 8-4
No. 3 – (Y) Guzick/Seideman Def. (QU) Cristescu/Launie: 8-0
No. 1 – (Y) Epstein Def. (QU) Cantor: 6-1, 6-3
No. 2 – (Y) Seideman Def. (QU) Raynor: 6-1, 6-0
No. 3 – (Y) Brook Def. (QU) Viebrock: 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 – (Y) Sullivan Def. (QU) Dassa: 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 – (Y) Guzick Def. (QU) Launie: 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 – (Y) Li Def. (QU) Cristescu: 6-0, 6-1
Report by Calvin Bohn '14, Yale Sports Publicity