No. 37 Yale Moves to First in Ivy League with Win over Columbia

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Madeleine Hamilton. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Hamilton Defeats No. 115 Sanon 

NEW HAVEN, Conn.  – Sunday the No. 37 Yale women's tennis team (15-2, 4-0 Ivy League) moved to first place in the Ivy League with a 5-2 win over No. 60 Columbia (11-5, 4-1). The Bulldogs have now won 6 straight matches and 33 straight home matches. 

Yale lost the doubles point but went on to dominate the singles game, sweeping the Lions at Nos. 2-6. At No. 2, freshman Madeleine Hamilton defeated the nation's No. 115 player, Bianca Sanon, 6-4, 6-3. Hamilton is 5-0 since switching into the second spot in March. Junior Annie Sullivan, who plays No. 3, kept an even more impressive streak alive today; she is undefeated through 16 matches this season. 

Rounding out the bottom of the order were sophomores Hanna Yu and Amber Li and freshman Courtney Amos. Yu had an easy time at No. 4, defeating Crystal Leung 6-2, 6-2. Li saw more of a challenge at No. 5; after winning a hard first set 7-5, she eventually prevailed with a victory over Ioana Alecsiu. Finally at No. 6, Amos logged her fifth straight win, taking down Tiana Takenaga 6-4, 6-3.  

The Bulldogs return to action Friday, April 19, with a home match against Dartmouth. 

Report by Joe Giammittorio '15, Yale Sports Publicity