Bulldogs Down Minutewomen, 5-2

March 26, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - In their last match before opening Ivy League play next week, the Yale women's tennis team handily defeated UMass-Amherst today in New Haven, Conn. The Bulldogs took two of the three doubles matches and four of the six singles matches to down the Minutewomen.

Yale jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the match, as the No. 2 doubles team of Christine Alford and Ashley Miles thrashed Jana Bartoloni and Susan Johnson 8-2, and No. 3 Lindsey Dashiell and Janet Kim beat Doroty Iwanowicz and Kristin DiPiero, 8-4.

Yale took care of the Minutewomen in singles as well, as all four of the Bulldog wins came in straight sets. No. 3 Janet Kim beat Johnson 6-2, 6-0, No. 4 Miles downed Iwanowicz 6-1, 6-0, No. 5 Alford handled Bartoloni 6-2, 6-3 and No. 6 Lilian Nguyen nipped Stephanie Gimenez 7-6(4), 6-3.

The Bulldogs next take to the courts on Fri., Apr. 7, when they play Penn at home.

Results:

Singles
No. 1 Michele Spiess (UM) def. Rashmee Patil (Y), 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 Masha Pozar (UM) def. Aimee Kim (Y), 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
No. 3 Janet Kim (Y) def. Susan Johnson (UM), 6-2, 6-0
No. 4 Ashley Miles (Y) def. Doroty Iwanowicz (UM), 6-1, 6-0
No. 5 Christine Alford (Y) def. Jana Bartoloni (UM), 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 Lilian Nguyen (Y) def. Stephanie Gimenez (UM), 7-6(4), 6-3

Doubles
No. 1 Spiess and Pozar (UM) def. Aimee Kim and Patil (Y), 8-6
No. 2 Alford and Miles (Y) def. Bartoloni and Johnson (UM), 8-2
No. 3 Lindsey Dashiell and Janet Kim (Y) def. Iwanowitz and Kristin DiPiero (UM), 8-4

Report filed by David Sherfinski '08, Yale Sports Publicity