Feb. 4, 2007
Hamden, CT - Bouncing back from two tough losses last weekend, the Bulldogs (1-2) defeated Quinnipiac (0-1) 6-1 today. Yale won all three doubles matches to capture the doubles point in the victory.
Sophomore Janet Kim, freshman Jessica Rhee, freshman Sarah Lederhandler, senior Christine Alford and senior Olivia Nix won at No. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 singles, respectively. Kim and Lederhandler, Alford and Rhee, and Nix and junior Lindsey Dashiell won at No. 1, 2 and 3 doubles, respectively.
The two freshmen, Lederhandler and Rhee, both pulled out victories in very tough matches. After dropping the first set 6-3, Rhee pulled out the second set in a 10-8 tiebreaker before winning the third set 6-4 to win the match. Lederhandler also dropped the first set before winning the second set 7-5 and winning a ten-point tiebreaker, that was played in place of the final set, 10-5.
Head Coach Danielle Lund said this first win was especially important for the team as they go forward in the season.
"It's always nice to get the first one under the belt," Lund said. "This was a pretty hard-fought 6-1 win. I'm actually kind of glad to win a tough match. I think you can get confidence from that. I think everyone is excited to get back to practice and to play Duke and N.C. State next weekend."
The Bulldogs travel to Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina to square off against N.C. State and Duke next Saturday and Sunday.
Report filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity