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No. 18 Bulldogs Continue Rolling, Beat BU 6-1

Blair Seideman. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Blair Seideman. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Kent Improves to 10-1 in Singles

BOSTON – Fresh off rising to new heights at No. 18 in the ITA poll, the Yale women's tennis team kept its momentum intact Thursday afternoon with a 6-1 win at BU. The Bulldogs are now 9-2 overall, and their nine wins have come by a combined score of 56-10.

Yale kept its streak of doubles point wins intact despite an upset loss at No. 1, where the No. 22-ranked team of senior Vicky Brook and freshman Hanna Yu fell 8-5. Wins at No. 2 (from the No. 24-ranked team of junior Elizabeth Epstein and sophomore Annie Sullivan) and No. 3 (from the No. 38-ranked team of senior captain Steph Kent and sophomore Blair Seideman) made up for that. Kent and Seideman won in a tiebreaker to extend the Bulldogs' streak of doubles point wins to 11 to start the season.

Singles was a more straightforward affair, with Yale winning in the Nos. 2 through 6 spots to finish off the victory. There were some close battles, however, including three-set wins at No. 2 (Yu), No. 4 (Kent, who improved to 10-1 by rallying for two 6-1 wins after dropping the first set 6-3) and No. 5 (Brook). At No. 3, Seideman produced her third straight-set win in a row. Sullivan added a win at No. 6, where her opponent retired after losing the first set 6-0.

BU drops to 4-4 on the season.

The Bulldogs now head to Florida, where they have three matches -- including two against ranked opponents, at No. 12 Miami and vs. No. 25 Mississippi.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity

Position  Yale University  Boston University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  Elizabeth Epstein  Vivien Laszloffy  Boston University  6-3,3-6,6-3
 #2 Singles  Hanna Yu  Leonie-Charlotte Athanasiadis  Yale University  6-1,3-6,6-2
 #3 Singles  Blair Seideman  Monika Mical  Yale University  6-1,6-1
 #4 Singles  Stephanie Kent  Jessica Linero  Yale University  3-6,6-1,6-1
 #5 Singles  Victoria Brook  Amelia Martinez  Yale University  6-1,6-7(3),1-0(8)
 #6 Singles  Annie Sullivan  Kendal Drake  Yale University  6-0,ret
 #1 Doubles  #22Hanna Yu
 Victoria Brook
 Jessica Linero
 Leonie-Charlotte Athanasiadis
 Boston University  8-5
 #2 Doubles  #24Elizabeth Epstein
 Annie Sullivan
 Kendal Drake
 Monika Mical
 Yale University  8-2
 #3 Doubles  #38Blair Seideman
 Stephanie Kent
 Petra Santini
 Vivien Laszloffy
 Yale University  9-8(6)