April 9, 2010

No. 46 Yale Sweeps Cornell 7-0

ITHACA, N.Y. – No. 46 Yale improved to 13-5 on the season and 2-1 in the Ivy League with a 7-0 victory over Cornell Friday at Cornell University.  The Bulldogs did not lose a single match in the victory. 

The Bulldogs swept the three doubles matches to claim the doubles point.  At No. 1 doubles, sophomore Vicky Brook and junior Lindsay Clark rolled to an 8-2 victory.  Senior Jessica Rhee and sophomore Stephanie Kent won 8-6 at No. 2 doubles.  Playing No. 3 doubles, junior Stevi Petrelli and freshman Elizabeth Epstein shut out their opponents 8-0.

At No. 1 singles, Brook won in straight sets 6-2, 7-6 (5).  Kent took care of business in straight sets as well 6-2, 7-6 (1) at No. 2 singles.  Playing No. 3 singles, Rhee cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 win.  At No. 4 singles, Petrelli defeated her opponent 6-1, 6-2.  Epstein rolled to a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 5 singles.  Senior captain Sarah Lederhandler pulled out a 2-6, 7-5, 10-8 win at No. 6 singles.

Yale is back in action against Columbia in New York City Saturday. 

Complete Results

Doubles

1.       Brook/Lindsay Clark def. Ordway/Lim     8-2
2.       Rhee/Kent def. Sullivan/Dumitrescu       8-6
3.       Petrelli/Epstein def. Kohangen/Leong   8-0

 Singles

1.       Vicky Brook (Y) def. Christine Ordway (C), 6-2, 7-6(5)
2.       Stephanie Kent (Y) def.  Kristin Lim (C), 6-2,7-6(1)
3.       Jessie Rhee (Y) def. Natalia Sanchez (C), 6-3,6-3
4.       Stevi Petrelli (Y) def. Ruxandra Dumitrescu (C), 6-1,6-2
5.       Elizabeth Epstein (Y) def. Susan Sullivan (C), 6-4,6-4
6.       Sarah Lederhandler def. Kirsten Kohagen (C), 2-6,7-5,10-8

Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10, Yale Sports Publicity