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Yale Defeats UMass 4-3

Caroline Lynch.
Caroline Lynch.

 

Bulldogs Win Their First Match of the Season

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's tennis team won its first match of the season, defeating UMass 4-3 at home.

Yale took the doubles point after victories in the first two spots. Senior captain Tina Jiang and junior Valerie Shklover overcame Ruth Crawford and Anna Woosley 6-3 at No. 1 doubles. In the No. 2 spot, senior Caroline Lynch and junior Elizabeth Zordani defeated Janja Kovacevic and Ana Yrazusta 6-3.

Shklover competed once more against Woosley, this time on the No. 4 singles court. Although Shklover conceded the second set after taking the first, she cruised past Woosley in the third, winning the match 6-4, 2-6, 6-1. Junior Carol Finke also came back from a second set loss and defeated Kovacevic 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 in the No. 2 spot. At No. 5 singles, Zordani did not drop a single game in the second set of her 7-6, 6-0 victory against Laura Moreno.

Full results from the day's play may be found below.

The Bulldogs will next compete against Quinnipiac on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Report by Alice Yang '19, Yale Sports Publicity

 

Doubles

No. 1 -- Tina Jiang/Valerie Shklover (Yale) d. Ruth Crawford/Anna Woosley (UMass) 6-3

No. 2 -- Caroline Lynch/Elizabeth Zordani (Yale) d. Janja Kovacevic/Ana Yrazusta (UMass) 6-3

No. 3 -- Laura Moreno/Brittany Collens (UMass) d. Opala Dhingra/Carol Finke (Yale) 6-4

 

Singles

No. 1 -- Ruth Crawford (UMass) d. Tina Jiang (Yale) 6-4, 3-6, 3-1

No. 2 -- Carol Finke (Yale) d. Janja Kovacevic (UMass) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

No. 3 -- Ana Yrazusta (UMass) d. Amy Yang (Yale) 6-4, 6-4

No. 4 -- Valerie Shklover (Yale) d. Anna Woosley (UMass) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1

No. 5 -- Elizabeth Zordani (Yale) d. Laura Moreno (UMass) 7-6, 6-0

No. 6 -- Brittany Collens (UMass) d. Opala Dhingra (Yale) 6-4, 6-1