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No. 28 Yale Improves to 4-0 in the Ivy League With 7-0 Victory Over Cornell

Vicky Brook. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Vicky Brook. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

ITHACA, N.Y. – Sunday, the No. 28 Yale women's tennis team extended its undefeated run in the Ivy League to 4-0 in a sweep of Cornell.

With today's victory, Yale has now run through four of its seven Ivy League opponents.  Left on the slate is Harvard this Friday, Dartmouth on Sunday, and then what figures to be the toughest test remaining on the regular season schedule in Brown in two weeks.  Brown is currently 16-5 (2-1 Ivy), and is ranked No. 48 nationally. 

In Sunday's match, Yale led the way with the team's 18th win in 19 doubles points played.  Playing at No. 1, senior Vicky Brook and freshman Amber Li, ranked No. 75 nationally, extended their undefeated streak since the two began playing together last weekend.   They were matched up against Sarah O'Neil and Lauren Frazier, and won the match 8-4.  In the second spot, the No. 86 ranked duo of junior Elizabeth Epstein and sophomore Annie Sullivan crushed Christine Ordway and Ryann Young 8-0.  Finally, senior captain Steph Kent played with sophomore Blair Seideman in the third slot against Gabby Sullivan and Sara Perelman, winning the match 8-2 to complete the Yale sweep in doubles. 

On the singles side, Cornell was only able to win one set.  That single set came for Young, playing against freshman Hanna Yu at No. 3.  Young claimed the first set 6-4, but Yu battled back to win the second 6-4 before claiming the victory in a tiebreak.  At No. 1, Epstein dispatched O'Neil with relative ease, winning the match 6-2, 6-2.   Seideman, playing in the second spot, also only gave up four games, but her opponent, Ordway, grabbed all four in a competitive second set after Seideman won the first 6-0.  Brook, playing at No. 4 against Sullivan, won 6-2, 6-1.  Kent played No. 5 and knocked off Perelman 6-1, 6-2.  Finally, Sullivan played at No. 6 and topped Frazier 6-3, 6-4 to finish off the sweep.

Yale is back in action on Friday against Harvard.


Report by Calvin Bohn '14, Yale Sports Publicity