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Brook and Clark Advance to Finals of Northeast Regionals

Lindsay Clark and Vicky Brook. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Lindsay Clark and Vicky Brook. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

New Haven, Conn. – Junior Vicky Brook and senior Lindsay Clark have a chance to make history Tuesday when the pair will play in the doubles final of the 2010 USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships.

Brook and Clark will attempt to become the first Yale team to qualify for the ITA National Indoor Championships with a win in Tuesday's Regional final.  A win would give the pair a wildcard berth in the prestigious tournament, to be held Nov. 4-7 at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. 

In order to clinch a spot in National Indoors, the No. 2-seeded Bulldogs duo will have to beat top-seeded Hilary Bartlett and Taylor Marable of Princeton.  The Bulldog pair advanced to the finals by defeating Dartmouth's Melissa Matsuoka and Molly Scott 8-6 in the quarterfinals and Penn's Alexa Ely and Connie Hsu 8-2 in the semifinals. 

The three Bulldogs still alive in singles play after Sunday's action were all eliminated on Monday in the round of 16.  Brook lost to BU's Stefanie Nunic 6-3, 6-4, sophomore Elizabeth Epstein was beaten by Harvard's Holly Cao 6-0, 3-6, 6-4, and freshman Blair Seideman fell to Penn's Hsu 7-5, 6-1.

Tuesday's final will begin at noon at Dartmouth's Alexis Boss Tennis Center in Hanover, N.H.

report filed by Alex Milvae '12, Yale Sports Publicity