No. 19 Bulldogs Remain Perfect at Home, Beat SBU 7-0

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Elizabeth Epstein. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Claim Doubles Point for 10th Straight Match

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 19 Yale women's tennis team bounced back from its second loss of the season with an emphatic 7-0 victory over Stony Brook Sunday afternoon at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. With the win, the Bulldogs move to 8-2 on the season, including a perfect 4-0 mark at home.

Yale has not lost back-to-back matches in nearly two years, and Sunday provided the Bulldogs with a chance to keep that streak intact by bouncing back from a 4-3 loss at Syracuse a week earlier.

This match started as the previous nine had: with Yale winning the doubles point. Senior captain Steph Kent and sophomore Blair Seideman were first off the courts with an 8-4 win at No. 3, and a win at No. 1 by senior Vicky Brook and freshman Hanna Yu clinched the doubles point.

In singles, sophomore Annie Sullivan's win at No. 6 gave Yale a 2-0 lead, and wins by Seideman (at No. 3) and junior Elizabeth Epstein (at No. 1) followed to clinch the match. After Brook won at No. 5, Kent capped a comeback with a win in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 4 and Yu did the same at No. 2.

Yale returns to action Thursday at BU.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity

Position  Yale University  Stony Brook University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  Elizabeth Epstein  Nini Lagvilava  Yale University  6-0,6-4
 #2 Singles  Hanna Yu  Polina Movchan  Yale University  6-1,4-6,1-0(8)
 #3 Singles  Blair Seideman  Katherine Hanson  Yale University  6-0,6-0
 #4 Singles  Stephanie Kent  Chloe Pike  Yale University  3-6,6-3,1-0(7)
 #5 Singles  Victoria Brook  Prerana Appineni  Yale University  6-0,6-4
 #6 Singles  Annie Sullivan  Salome Mkervalidze  Yale University  6-0,6-1
 #1 Doubles  #22Hanna Yu
 Victoria Brook
 Nini Lagvilava
 Polina Movchan
 Yale University  8-4
 #2 Doubles  #24Elizabeth Epstein
 Annie Sullivan
 Katherine Hanson
 Salome Mkervalidze
 Yale University  8-3
 #3 Doubles  #38Blair Seideman
 Stephanie Kent
 Prerana Appineni
 Chloe Pike
 Yale University  8-4