Columbia Slips by Yale

April 15, 2005

New Haven, CT - The Yale women's tennis team played hard but ultimately ended up a point short of defeating Columbia on Friday afternoon. Today's match drops the Eli's overall record to 10-5. Yale now stands 1-2 in Ivy play.

Reshmi Srinath and Rashmee Patil continued their doubles domination as they easily won the No. 3 doubles game 8-1. However, Columbia came back to claim the No. 1 and 2 doubles to clinch the point.

Yale swept the top three singles games, however Columbia countered by winning the No. 4, 5 and 6 singles games to edge Yale out for the win. Aimee Kim and Patil both had stellar matches and claimed victory in straight sets. Kim won at the No. 3 spot over Miriam Rahali 6-3, 6-1. No. 2 Patil dominated over Angela Hendry 6-2, 7-5. In the No. 1 spot, Srinath went 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 to victory.

Yale returns to action tomorrow, Apr. 16, when they face Cornell at home in New Haven.

Report filed by Christie Yang '06, Yale Sports Publicity.

Doubles

#1 Kachar/Worsley (Columbia) def. Alford/Kim (Yale), 8-5

#2 Rahali/Hendry (Columbia) def. White/Nix (Yale), 8-1

#3 Srinath/Patil (Yale) def. Chao/Murphy (Columbia) 8-1

Singles

#1 Reshmi Srinath (Yale) def. Milena Kachar (Columbia), 4-6, 6-1, 6-0

#2 Rashmee Patil (Yale) def. Angela Hendry (Columbia), 6-2, 7-5

#3 Aimee Kim (Yale) def. Miriam Rahali (Columbia) 6-3, 6-1

#4 Molly Condit (Columbia) def. Christine Alford (Yale), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

#5 Kristin Martinez (Columbia) def. Stephanie White (Yale) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5

#6 Kara Worsley (Columbia) def. Olivia Nix (Yale), 7-5, 1-6, 7-5

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