April 3, 2007

Bulldogs Roll to 7-0 Victory Over UConn

April 3, 2007

New Haven, CT - The Bulldogs (6-7) concluded their non-Ivy season Tuesday with a 7-0 home victory against UConn (4-5). Yale won all six singles matches in straight sets and swept all three doubles matches in the victory.

Sophomore Janet Kim led the way for the Bulldogs with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Christine Burek at No. 1 singles. Freshman Sarah Lederhandler handled opponent Kelley LoRusso 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2 singles. Playing at No. 3 singles, senior Christine Alford defeated Jessica Porter 6-4, 6-0. Freshman Jessica Rhee cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 victory over BreAnn Cheung at No. 4 singles. Playing at No. 5 singles, sophomore Lilian Nguyen won 6-1, 7-5 over Ali Campitiello. After pulling out an 8-6 victory in a first set tie breaker, junior Lindsey Dashiell won the second set over opponent Liz Dibbs 6-4 to pull out a straight set victory.

Yale grabbed the doubles point in the match as well with three dominant doubles performances. The senior team of Olivia Nix and Alford won 8-2 over Burek and Dibbs at No. 1 doubles. Freshmen Rhee and Lederhandler cruised to an 8-5 victory over Campitiello and LoRusson at No. 2 doubles. Playing at No. 3 doubles, Dashiell and Kim won 8-1 over Cheung and Porter.

The Bulldogs will travel to Penn and Princeton this weekend to battle the No. 53 Quakers on Friday and the Tigers on Saturday.

Results
Singles
1. Janet Kim (Y) def. Christine Burek (C), 6-1, 6-1
2. Sarah Lederhandler (Y) def. Kelley LoRusso (C), 6-1, 6-3
3. Christine Alford (Y) def. Jessica Porter (C), 6-4, 6-0
4. Jessica Rhee (Y) def. BreAnn Cheung (C), 6-3, 6-1
5. Lilian Nguyen (Y) def. Ali Campitiell (C), 6-1, 7-5,
6. Lindsey Dashiell (Y) def. Liz Dibbs (C), 7-6 (6), 6-4

Doubles
1. Alford / Olivia Nix (Y) def. Burek / Dibbs (C), 8-2
2. Rhee / Lederhandler (Y) def. Campitiell / LoRusso (C), 8-5
3. Dashiell / Kim (Y) def. Cheung / Porter (C), 8-1

Report filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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