No. 70 Elis Move to 6-0 in Ivy League with 4-3 Victory Over Dartmouth
April 23, 2004
Dartmouth won three of the top four singles spots, but singles victories from three Yale players, including a three-set comeback victory by Stephanie White, gave the No. 70 Bulldogs the 4-3 win in Hanover. Yale moves to 6-0 in the Ivy League and will conclude its season with a huge home match against No. 35 Harvard, who is 4-0 in league play.
White fell to Dartmouth's Ann Scott 3-6 in the first set of the No. 6 match, rebounding for two decisive sets in which she won 6-0, 6-1 to help the Elis win the close victory.
The Elis dropped singles matches at the No. 1, 2 and 4 spots. Christine Alford fell 6-2, 6-1 to Jayme Ahmed at the top position, while Karlyn Martin lost 2-6, 7-6, 1-0 at No. 2. Ashley Martin was defeated by Sarah McNally 6-4, 0-6, 6-3.
In doubles, the Bulldogs won all three matches. Martin/Martin eked out a win over Ann Scott and Winingham 9-8, while Aimee Kim and Patil defeated McNally/Snow 8-5. At No. 3 doubles, White and Olivia Nix bested Crandall/Ahmed 8-6.
The Bulldogs will return home to take on the Cantabs Sunday at 12:30 p.m. With a victory, Yale would win the Ivy League with a perfect record. If Harvard, who has Yale and Dartmouth remaning on its schedule, were to win, the Elis could still earn a share of the title if the Crimson lost to Dartmouth.