Yale Tops Penn State 6-1

Feb. 6, 2004

New Haven, CT - Yale came out strong, taking two of three doubles matches, and then took five of six singles matches to beat Penn State 6-1. Christine Alford's comeback win at No. 1 sealed the victory.

"After a good doubles point, we started off singles a little bit slow," said Yale head coach Chad Skorupka, a Penn State alum. "But everybody top to bottom, one through six, came through. Christine Alford made a good comeback. It was an overall team effort."

Alford was down 6-2 before coming back to win 6-1, 6-2. Alford also teamed with Aimee Kim to win 8-4 at No. 2 doubles.

Yale (2-0) returns to action against Wake Forest Sunday at 10:30 AM at Cullman Courts.

Singles
1 Alford (Y) def. Merryman (PSU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
2 Martin (Y) def. Marton (PSU) 7-5, 6-3
3 Husain (PSU) def. Srinath (Y) 6-3, 7-5
4 A. Martin (Y) def. Spence (PSU) 6-0, 6-2
5 Patil (Y) def. Downing (PSU) 6-4, 7-5
6 Kim (Y) def. Bevard (PSU) 6-1, 6-3

Doubles 1 Merryman/Husain (PSU) def. A. Martin/K.Martin (Y) 8-6 2 Alford/Kim (Y) def. Marton/McKeon (PSU) 8-4 3 Patil/Srinath (Y) def. Spence/Abraham 8-2

report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity Department