February 19, 2011

Yale Reaches Finals of ECAC Tournament

Princeton, New Jersey -  The Yale Women's tennis team won the second round of the ECAC Division I Women's Indoor Championship on Saturday, defeating the Harvard Crimson by 6-1. On Friday, the No. 2 seeded Bulldogs defeated No. 7 Columbia 6-1.

Yale started off strong against the Crimson, capturing all three doubles matches to earn the doubles point. In singles, Yale also posted excellent results, sweeping the No. 2 – No. 6 spots to earn five more points, to secure victory over the Crimson.  

The Bulldogs will compete in the Championships at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday against the winner of the No. 1 Princeton vs. No. 5 Brown matchup. The Bulldogs have won two consecutive ECAC Championships, and will look to add a third title to their repertoire on Sunday.

 

Report by Courtney Kaplan '13, Yale Sports Publicity

 

Singles

No. 1 Cao, Harvard def. Brook, Yale: 7-6, 6-0

No. 2 Epstein, Yale def. Tachibana, Harvard: 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

No. 3 Seideman, Yale def. Norton, Harvard: 6-4, 6-4

No. 4 Kent, Yale def. Blosser, Harvard: 3-6, 6-4, 2-2(7-5)

No. 5 Petrelli, Yale def. Rosekrans, Harvard: 6-4, 6-2

No. 6 Sullivan, Yale def. Gridley, Harvard: 6-3, 6-1

Doubles

No. 1 Brook/Clark, Yale def. Norton/Tachibana, Harvard: 8-6

No. 2 Kent/Sullivan, Yale def. Cao/Blosser, Harvard: 8-3

No. 3 Rosekrans/Morrill, Harvard def. DeFilippis/Epstein, Yale: 8-2