Bulldogs Paint the Town Red, Defeat Cornell 6-1

Lindsay Clark

April 12, 2008

Ithaca, NY - The Bulldogs (9-8, 5-0) kept up their winning ways with a 6-1 victory over Cornell Saturday to improve to a perfect 5-0 in the Ivy League. Yale currently stands alone in first place in the Ivy League. For the second straight day, Yale swept the doubles matches in the victory.

At No. 1 doubles, junior Janet Kim and sophomore Jessica Rhee rolled to an 8-2 victory. The freshmen team of Lindsay Clark and Lauren Ritz pulled out an 8-7 victory at No. 2 doubles. At No. 3 doubles, senior Lindsey Dashiell and freshman Stevi Petrelli cruised to an 8-1 win.

Yale continued their singles success for the second straight day as well. At No. 1 singles, Kim won in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. Rhee took care of business at No. 2 singles with a 6-0, 6-4 victory. At No. 3 singles, Clark defeated her opponent 6-1, 6-3. Petrelli bounced back after losing the first set to win her match 6-7 (3), 6-1, 10-7 at the No. 4 singles slot. At No. 6 singles, Ritz pulled out a 4-6, 6-4, 11-9 win.

Yale will continue their pursuit of perfection next weekend when they play host to Harvard Friday and then travel to Hanover Sunday for the season finale against Dartmouth.

Results
Doubles
1. Kim / Rhee (Y) def. Googe / John (C) 8-2
2. Clark / Ritz (Y) def. Miller / Cruite (C) 8-7(3)
3. Dashiell / Petrelli def. Chis / Dumitrescu (C) 8-1

Singles
1. Kim (Y) def. Chis (C) 6-4,6-4
2. Rhee (Y) def. Googe (C) 6-0,6-4
3. Clark (Y) def. John (C) 6-1,6-3
4. Cruite (C) def. Lederhandler (Y) 6-0,5-7,10-2
5. Petrelli (Y) def. Dumitrescu (C) 6-7(3),6-1,10-7
6. Ritz (Y) def. Miller (C) 4-6,6-4,11-9

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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