February 26, 2006

Yale Falls To BU, 4-3

Feb. 26, 2006

BOSTON, Mass. - Yale suffered a tough loss at the hands of the Boston University Terriers today, losing 4-3. No. 1 Rashmee Patil and No. 5 Olivia Nix both won their singles matches and teamed up to win at No. 2 doubles, but it wasn't enough to get by the scrappy Terriers.

The Bulldogs got off to a promising start, as wins in two of the three doubles matches gave them a 1-0 lead. No. 2 Patil and Nix narrowly defeated Erin Katims and Yana Sadovskaya 9-8, and No. 3 Lindsey Dashiell and Janet Kim downed Danielle Abraham and Cori Lefkowith, 8-6.

In singles, No. 1 Patil came back after dropping the first set to Gina Sabatino to win 0-6, 6-4, 6-2. No. 5 Nix won in straight sets, thrashing Monica Shepard 6-1, 6-1. It was not enough to beat the Terriers, however, who took the other four singles matches in straight sets.

The match against BU was Yale's last before they head to Florida for spring break. The Bulldogs next face South Florida in Tampa on Wed., March 8.

Results:

Singles
No. 1 Rashmee Patil (Y) def. Gina Sabatino (BU), 0-6, 6-4, 6-2
No. 2 Erin Katims (BU) def. Janet Kim (Y), 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 Laura Ahmes (BU) def. Ashley Miles (Y), 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 Yana Sadovskaya (BU) def. Aimee Kim (Y), 6-1, 6-4
No. 5 Olivia Nix (Y) def. Monica Shepard (BU), 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 Danielle Abraham (BU) def. Christine Alford (Y), 6-4, 6-4

Doubles
No. 1 Shepard and Sabatino (BU) def. Alford and Aimee Kim (Y), 8-1
No. 2 Patil and Nix (Y) def. Katims and Sadovskaya (BU), 9-8
No. 3 Lindsey Dashiell and Janet Kim (Y) def. Abraham and Cori Lefkowith (BU), 8-6

Report filed by David Sherfinski '08, Yale Sports Publicity