April 16, 2004

Elis Defeat Cornell, Move to 3-0 in Ivy League

April 16, 2004

Karlyn Martin and Rashmee Patil both earned hard-fought 3-set victories as the Elis defeated Cornell 5-2 to move to 3-0 in the Ivy League. The Big Red won at No. 1 singles and in doubles, but the Bulldogs were paced by singles victories in the Nos. 2 through 6 positions to earn the victory.

Martin's win at the No. 2 position came after she dropped the first set 6-7(2) in a tiebreak. Martin came back to win the next two sets 6-1, 7-5 and take the match. At No. 5, Patil also survived losing a set in a tiebreaker. The Eli bested Melissa Tu 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-1 to win her contest.

The rest of Yale's victories were straight set wins, with Reshmi Srinath dispatching Erika Takeuchi 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3 and Ashley Martin earning a 6-2, 6-5 win over Kasia Preneta. Olivia Nix rounded out Yale's five singles wins with a 6-2, 7-5 defeat of Nisha Suda at No. 6.

The Big Red earned the first point of the contest by winning two of three doubles matches at No. 1 and No. 3. Patil and Aimee Kim earned the win at No. 2 doubles by an 8-6 score. Cornell's other point came when Laura Tallent defeated Christine Alford at the No. 1 position in a 6-4, 6-4 game.

The Bulldogs hope to extend their undefeated Ivy record tomorrow when they travel to Columbia.