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

No. 36 Women’s Tennis Looks Strong on First Day of Yale Classic Buy Now
Hanna Yu. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

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