October 20, 2006

Bulldogs Open Play At East Regionals

Oct. 20, 2006

HANOVER, N.H. - Women's tennis opened play today at the East Regionals in Hanover, N.H., with two players attempting to qualify for the singles draw. Christine Alford won both her matches to qualify for the main draw starting tomorrow, and Sarah Lederhandler won her first match of the day but dropped her second.

Alford, a last-minute addition to the qualifying draw, dispatched Seton Hall's Amanda El-Tobgy in the first round, 7-6, 6-2, and thrashed Maggie MacKeever of Maryland in the second round, 6-4, 6-2. Lederhandler steamrolled over No. 2-seeded Yana Sadovskaya in the first round, 6-1, 6-3, but dropped her second-round match to Cornell's Nisha Suda, 6-3, 6-2.

Alford will be joined by teammate Janet Kim in the main singles draw. Three Bulldog squads will also be playing in the first round of the main doubles draw tomorrow. Lindsey Dashiell and Lilian Nguyen take on Harvard's Preethi Mukundan and Laura Peterzan at 8:00 a.m., Janet Kim and Jessica Rhee will play Seton Hall's El-Tobgy and Iva Gyurgina at 9:30 a.m., and Alford and Lederhandler will play UMBC's Pascaline Cette and Alice Chen at 10:15 a.m.

For complete draws and results, visit dartmouthsports.com.

Report filed by David Sherfinski '08, Yale Sports Publicity

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