February 13, 2010

No. 43 Yale Beats No. 62 Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 43 Yale improved to 7-1 and advanced to the finals of the ECAC Division I Women’s Indoor Tennis Championship Saturday with a 6-1 victory over No. 62 Harvard.  The Bulldogs will face Dartmouth Sunday in the finals at 2 p.m. 

Yale won the doubles point by winning two of three doubles matches.  At No. 1 doubles, the doubles team of sophomore Vicky Brook and junior Lindsay Clark rolled to an 8-2 victory over Cao and Rosekrans.  The duo of junior Stevi Petrelli and senior Sarah Lederhandler defeated Chang and Gridley 8-3 at No. 3 doubles.  

Playing No. 2 singles, Brook cruised to a 6-4, 6-3 win over Tachibana.  Senior Jessica Rhee battled back at No. 3 singles after losing the first set 6-0.  Rhee won the next two sets 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 to win the match.  

At No. 4 singles, Petrelli pulled out a 6-3, 4-6, (10-6) win over Rosekrans.  Freshman Elizabeth Epstein won 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 over Change at No. 5 singles.  Playing No. 6 singles, Clark battled to a 7-6, 4-6, (10-6) win over Lehman.  

Complete Results

Singles

No. 1 Cao, (H) def. Kent, (Y): 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 Brook, (Y) def. Tachibana, (H): 6-4. 6-3
No. 3 Rhee, (Y) def. Norton, (H): 0-6, 7-6(7-5), 6-1

No. 4 Petrelli, (Y) def. Rosekrans, (H): 6-3, 4-6, (10-6)
No. 5 Epstein, (Y) def. Chang, (H): 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
No. 6 Clark, (Y) def Lehman, (H): 7-6. 4-6 (10-6)

 

Doubles
No. 1 Brook/Clark, (Y) def. Coa/Rosekrans, (H): 8-2
No. 2 Tachibana/Norton, (H) def. Rhee/Kent, (Y) def. 8-4
No. 3 Petrelli/Lederhandler, (Y) def. Chang/Gridley, (H): 8-3

 

Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10, Yale Sports Publicity

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