September 24, 2006

Bulldogs Conclude Play In Maryland

Sept. 24, 2006

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COLLEGE PARK, MD - Yale women's tennis concluded its road trip today in College Park, as the team competed at the Maryland Invite over the weekend. Freshman Sarah Lederhandler was able to come through in a tough three-set match to win the B flight consolation final, 6-3, 6-7, 6-0.

"Sarah's match was great - it was nice for her to win as a freshman," Head Coach Danielle Lund said. "The B flight was really tough."

The Bulldogs had several players advance to the finals in their draws, and despite hard-fought matches from all of them, could not pull off another win. Janet Kim played her way into the finals of the A draw before losing a tough match 7-5, 6-4, and Lilian Nguyen lost in the finals of the B draw, 6-1, 6-2.

Freshman Jessica Rhee, despite a 6-2, 6-1 loss in the A draw consolation final, nevertheless posted a solid weekend, and Christina Alford rounded out the Bulldogs' Sunday matches with a tough 6-2, 6-2 loss in the third-place match in the C draw.

"Even though a lot of the matches weren't W's, the players definitely fought hard and learned from them, which is what's important," Lund said.

Yale will have next week off before heading to Flushing Meadows, NY to compete in the USTA Invite.

Report filed by David Sherfinski '08, Yale Sports Publicity

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