Yale Smashes Syracuse 6-1

Yale Smashes Syracuse 6-1

March 14, 2005

San Diego, CA - The Yale women's tennis team quickly rebounded from last Saturday's loss to Rice University by systematically shattering Syracuse University 6-1. Yale now boasts a 9-2 season record.


The Elis cruised to five wins on the singles court.  No. 1 singles Reshmi Srinath led the team with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Victoria Vaynberg. 


No. 2 Rashmee Patil was immediately challenged by Catherine Zawadzki.  Zawadzki managed a 3-6 in the first set, however Patil came back strong, going 6-4 in the second set and then clinching the victory in the final set 10-6. 


Aimee Kim dominated the No. 3 position, winning in straight sets 7-6, 3-0 ret.   No. 4 Christine Alford also won in straight sets, easily coasting to a definitive 6-1, 6-1 victory. In the No. 6 spot, Olivia Nix also had an exceptional game, winning 6-1, 6-0.


Although Yale lost the No. 1 doubles game 8-6, the Elis triumphed in the No. 2 and 3 doubles matches.  Stephanie White and Nix won the No. 2 doubles spot 9-8(8), and Srinath and Patil went 8-6 to claim victory in the No. 3 spot.


The Elis will remain in California to face the 50th ranked University of San Diego on Weds., Mar. 16.



1)  Reshmi Srinath (Yale) def. Victoria Vaynberg (Syracuse) 6-3, 7-5 

2)  Rashmee Patil (Yale) def. Catherine Zawadzki (Syracuse) 3-6, 6-4, (10-6) 

3)  Aimee Kim (Yale) def. Ashley Lipton (Syracuse) 7-6, 3-0 ret. 

4)  Christine Alford  (Yale) def. Carolina Huignard  (Syracuse) 6-1, 6-1 

5)  Katie Bramante (Syracuse) def.  Stephanie White (Yale) 5-7, 7-5, (10-6) 

6)  Olivia Nix (Yale) def. Pearly Leung (Syracuse) 6-1, 6-0 



1)   Zawadzki/ Vaynberg (Syracuse) def. Alford/ Kim  (Yale)  8-6 

2)   White/ Nix (Yale) def. Leong/ Bramante (Syracuse) 9-8 (8) 

3)   Srinath/ Patil (Yale) def. Lipton/ Huignard (Syracuse) 8-6 

Yale wins double's point


Reported by Christie Yang '06, Yale Sports Publicity.