Rain Can't Stop Bulldogs at Fall Invitational

Sept. 18, 2004

With just a few matches to go, all the Bulldog entrants are still alive in the championship and consolation singles brackets of the Yale Fall Invitational. Play began at 9 a.m., but was limited to two courts for much of the day, due to flooding of two of Yale's indoor courts.

Each singles final will feature at least one Bulldog, and two could pit Eli teammates against each other.

In the A Flight, Reshmi Srinath will represent Yale in Sunday's final after defeating Quinnipiac's Tina Hoang in the first round, 6-0, 6-1, and cruising past Ashley Lipton of Syracuse in the semis, 6-0, 6-0. Christine Alford lost her quarterfinal match, but won a tiebreaker, 6-2, 6-7, (9), in her first consolation match to stay alive.

Rashmee Patil advanced to the B Flight final with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Johanna Dorsey of Quinnipiac and a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Stony Brook's Katie Bramante. Captain Stephanie White is alive in the consolation bracket with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Quinnipiac's Liz Axler.

Yale has clinched the C Flight singles title. Aimee Kim knocked off Stony Brook's Monica Myers, 6-1, 6-2, and Syracuse's Wei Ming Leong, 6-3, 7-6, to reach the final, where she will face teammate Olivia Nix. Nix put up a 6-0, 6-0 win against Quinnipiac's Danielle Rodriguez and a 6-4, 6-5 victory over Carolina Huignard of Syracuse.

The D Flight could feature an all-Bulldog final as well. Lindsey Dashiell advanced with a 6-1, 6-0 win against Quinnipiac's Amy Sarrazin and defeated Kendyl Severino of Syracuse, 6-2, 6-2. She will face the winner of Catherine Starr, who had a first-round bye, and Quinnipiac player Amanda Petruzzi, who defeated Yale's Juliette Vartikar in the quarterfinals.

Play resumes at 9 a.m. Sunday outside at the Yale Tennis Center or inside at the Cullman Courts.

report by Casey Hart, Yale Sports Publicity