Alford and Dashiell Win Flight at Rice

Sept. 26, 2004

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Houston - The Yale doubles pair of sophomore Christine Alford and freshman Lindsey Dashiell won an all-Yale final in the Gray doubles bracket at the Rice Tennis Classic, beating fellow Bulldogs Reshmi Srinath and Juliette Vartikar in a tiebreaker, 9-8 (2).

Also competing in a final was sophomore Olivia Nix, who fell by a 6-3, 6-3 score in the White singles championship match. Dashiell won her match in the White bracket by default.

In Blue singles, Srinath finished off on a winning note, defeating Zuzana Krchnakova of Baylor, 6-1, 6-2. Alford dropped a close match in the consolation bracket to Loli Aguirre-Gomez of Lee, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.

Senior Stephanie White won in the Gray singles consolation bracket, 6-1, 6-1, over Texas-San Antonio's Tanya Hasking. White and Nix cruised to an 8-0 win against a pair from Rice in the Blue doubles flight.

The Bulldogs return to the courts Oct. 9, when they travel to New York for the Ivy Fall Challenge.

report by Casey Hart, Yale Sports Publicity

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