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Kent Advances to Quarterfinals of Consolation Singles Draw

Stephanie Kent. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Stephanie Kent. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. Sophomore Stephanie Kent (Washington Depot, Conn.) advanced to the quarterfinals of the consolation singles draw Friday on the second day of the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. 

Kent defeated Auburn’s Fani Chifchieva, the No. 4 seed in the consolation singles draw, 7-6 (5), 6-4.  The win was a big one for Kent, who just a day before pushed the No. 8 seed in the entire tournament to her limits in a three setter. 

On the first day of the tournament, Kent lost to Washington’s Venise Chan 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.  Kent bounced back on day two and once again proved that she belongs on the court with the best.  Kent will face Duke’s Reka Zsilnkszka next. 

Senior Jessica Rhee (Dayton, Ohio) dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision to Florida State’s Noemie Scharle Friday in the round of 16 in the consolation singles draw. 

The doubles team of Kent and sophomore Vicky Brook (London, England) dropped their doubles match Friday morning. 

On day two of the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, consisting of the 16 best collegiate doubles teams and 32 best collegiate singles players in the country, the Bulldogs continued to put themselves on the map with another impressive showing.   

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Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10, Yale Sports Publicity