March 9, 2004

Bulldogs Start Florida Trip with Win 5-2 Over UCF

March 9, 2004

Orlando, FL - The Yale women's tennis team won its first Florida match, defeating the University of Central Florida 5-2 in Orlando. Yale (4-3) came in ranked No. 75 in the country, while UCF (4-4) was No. 73. Yale won at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to take the doubles point, and the Bulldogs were up 3-2 when freshman Christine Alford won the clincher at No. 2 singles in three sets (6-3 in the third).

"It was a great win for us in our first match outside," said Yale head coach Chad Skorupka. "It was very pleasing to take a tight doubles point before Christina clinched it for us. We look forward to getting back on the court against F.I.U. on Thursday."

Yale's Florida trip continues Thursday with 2 p.m. match at Florida International.

Singles
No. 1 Pecastaing (UCF) def. K. Martin (Y) 6-1, 7-5
No. 2 Alford (Y) def. Westin (UCF) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
No. 3 Srinath (Y) def. Lohmos (UCF) 5-7, 7-5, (10-7)
No. 4 Fernandez (UCF) def. A. Martin (Y) 6-3, 6-1
No. 5 Patil (Y) def. Luczak (UCF) 7-5, 6-2
No. 6 White (Y) def. Hunter (UCF) 6-0, 6-4

Doubles No. 1 A. Martin/K. Martin def. Pecastaing/Luczak (UCF) 8-4 No. 2 Kim/Patil (Y) def. Westin/Lohmos (UCF) 8-6 No. 3 Fernandez/Hunter (UCF) def. Alford/Nix (Y) 8-3