January 17, 2014

No. 36 Women’s Tennis Looks Strong on First Day of Yale Classic

Hamilton, Sullivan Win at Nos. 1 and 2

NEW HAVEN, Conn. —Friday the No. 36-ranked Yale women's tennis team played its first matches of the Yale Classic, a four-team event hosted in the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The Bulldogs won five of eight singles matches and split four doubles matches against No. 64 Boston College. 

Yale had a firm grasp on the top of the ladder, with freshman Madeleine Hamilton, senior captain Annie Sullivan and junior Hanna Yu winning at Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively. Continuing down the lineup, it was sophomore Ree Ree Li at No. 4 and freshman Sherry Li at No. 5 who each played to three sets, with the former taking a loss and the latter coming out on top. Junior Amber Li also had a close match, falling 6-3, 7-5 to her opponent at No. 6. Rounding out the lineup, sophomore Courtney Amos won when her opponent retired at No. 7, while freshman Caroline Lynch lost 6-3, 6-1 at No. 8. 

At doubles, Hamilton and Ree Ree Li combined for a win at No. 2, and Amber Li and Sherry Li followed up with their own success at No. 3.

The Bulldogs will face Cornell tomorrow at 10 a.m.  

Doubles:

1. Wacnik/Borr (BC) def. Sullivan/Yu (Yale) 6-4
2. Hamilton/R. Li (Yale) def. Ren/Vasilyev (BC) 6-2
3. A. Li/S. Li (Yale) def. Salomen/Sweeting (BC) 7-5
4. Safron/Dalton (BC) def. Lynch/Amos (Yale) 6-2

Singles:

1. Hamilton (Yale) def. Borr (BC) 6-4, 6-4
2. Sullivan (Yale) def. Wacnik (BC) 6-2, 7-6(0)
3. Yu (Yale) def. Ren (BC) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
4. Vasilyev (BC) def. R. Li (Yale) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
5. S. Li (Yale) def. Safron (BC) 6-3, 1-6, 6-1
6. Salomen (BC) def. A. Li (Yale) 6-3, 7-5
7. Amos (Yale) def. Sweeting (BC) 7-6(3), ret.
8. Dalton (BC) def. Lynch (Yale) 6-3, 6-1

Report by Joe Giammittorio '15, Yale Sports Publicity