On Second Day of Big Green Invitational, Bulldogs Dominate Once More

Sarah Guzick. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity) Buy Now
Sarah Guzick. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

HANOVER, N.H. – Saturday, the Yale women's tennis team went 4-0 in doubles and took seven of eight singles matches against Dartmouth. 

On the second day of the Big Green Invitational, Yale went up against the hosts and came away with a strong victory, taking all four doubles matches and going 7-1 in singles.  

In the top spot in doubles, freshman Ree Ree Li combined with junior Annie Sullivan to snag an 8-5 victory over Akiko Okuda and Katherine Yau. 

At No. 2, sophomores Amber Li and Hanna Yu earned an 8-4 victory over Janet Liu and Suzy Tan.

At No. 3, it was senior Sarah Guzick and freshman Madeleine Hamilton that came out on top, winning 8-4 over Julienne Keong and Ryan Reichel.

In the fourth spot, senior captain Elizabeth Epstein combined with junior Blair Seideman to win an 8-5 victory over Sarah Bessen and Christina Danosi. 

In singles, the Bulldogs were strong across the board. 

At No. 1, Hamilton took on Sarah Leonard, winning the first set 6-4 and running away with the second, 6-1.  At No. 2, Seideman was matched up with Yau and came away with a 6-0, 6-2 win.  In the third spot, Epstein knocked off Okuda 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 in a close match that featured large swings in momentum. 

In the fourth spot, Yu fell to Liu by a score of 6-1, 6-1.  Sullivan would win at No. 5, defeating Tan 6-2, 6-3, and R. Li won her match 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 over Bessen.

However, Guzick and Amos would clean up at the bottom of the lineup, with Guzick topping Danosi 6-0, 6-4 and Amos beating Keong 6-1, 6-0.

Sunday, Yale faces University of Massachusetts in singles. 

 

Results

 

Singles:

 

Madeleine Hamilton (Yale) def. Sarah Leonard (Dartmouth): 6-4, 6-1

Blair Seideman (Yale) def. Katherine Yau (Dartmouth): 6-0, 6-2

Elizabeth Epstein (Yale) def. Akiko Okuda (Dartmouth): 6-2, 1-6, 7-5

Janet Liu (Dartmouth) def. Hanna Yu (Yale): 6-1, 6-1

Annie Sullivan (Yale) def. Suzy Tan (Dartmouth): 6-2, 6-3

Ree Ree Li (Yale) def. Sarah Bessen (Dartmouth): 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Sarah Guzick (Yale) def. Christina Danosi (Dartmouth): 6-0, 6-4

Courtney Amos (Yale) def. Julienne Keong (Dartmouth): 6-1, 6-0

 

Doubles:

 

R. Li/Sullivan (Yale) def. Okuda/Yau (Dartmouth): 8-5

A. Li/Yu (Yale) def. Liu/Tan (Dartmouth): 8-4

Guzick/Hamilton (Yale) def. Keong/Reichel (Dartmouth): 8-4

Epstein/Seideman (Yale) def. Bessen/Danosi (Dartmouth): 8-5

 

Report by Calvin Bohn '14, Yale Sports Publicity

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