February 2, 2006

Yale Smashes Quinnipiac, 7-0

Feb. 1, 2006

New Haven, CT - The Yale women's tennis team began their season with a bang against Quinnipiac. The Elis dominated over the Quinnipiac team, winning five of six singles matches in straight sets. In doubles play, Christine Alford and Aimee Kim totally shut out their Quinnipiac opponents for an 8-0 win.

"With such a young team I am happy to get this first match under our belts. Quinnipiac can be a dangerous team and our girls did a fantastic job of playing disciplined tennis to get the win. All of our freshmen played well in their first collegiate dual match, and our upperclassmen had a strong showing as well," head coach Katie Granson said after the match.

Rashmee Patil '07 played in the No. 1 singles spot against Quinnipiac's Gabby Pasternak. Patil easily won the match 6-3, 6-0.

In the No. 2 position, Janet Kim '09 also bulldozed over her opponent. Kim went 6-3, 6-0 against Tina Hoang for the win.

In the No. 3 spot, Quinnipiac's Jackie Herb presented a bit more of a challenge for Aimee Kim '07. Herb managed to win the second set, but Kim emerged the winner after an intense third set 6-2, 4-6, 10-8.

In the No. 4 spot, Ashley Miles '09 creamed Jackie Visinski in straight sets, going 6-1, 6-2.

In the No. 5 spot, Olivia Nix '07 barely gave a chance for Amanda Petruzzi to score a single point. Nix won the match 6-0, 6-1.

Lilian Nguyen '09 dominated the No. 6 spot, finishing off Danielle Rodriguez 6-1, 6-0.

In doubles action, the No. 1 doubles team of Alford and A. Kim totally obliterated the team of Hoang and Pasternak. Alford and Kim shut out the Quinnipiac team 8-0.

At No. 2 doubles, Patil and Nix had a big win over Herb and Visinki, 8-2.

Rounding out a stellar day of play for the Bulldogs, Dashiell and J. Kim played the No. 3 spot and dominated over Rodriguez and Rosenburger 8-3.

Coach Granson applauded the team's efforts and stressed that the team has not yet reached its full potential. "As a team we can still get better at playing proactive doubles as opposed to reactive doubles. I would like to see the girls take a few more risks and never stop playing to win. We have made a lot of progress with this over the year, but there is always room to improve," Coach Granson said.

The Bulldogs will host Seton Hall this Sunday, Feb. 5, in New Haven.

Report filed by Christie Yang '06, Yale Sports Publicity.