Epstein Drops in Quarterfinals to End Bulldog Run at Regionals
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Monday, senior captain Elizabeth Epstein fell in the quarterfinals to end the USTA/ITA Northeast Regionals for the Yale women's tennis team.
Epstein, the last Bulldog standing after four singles losses and two dropped matches in doubles on Sunday, was playing against Columbia's Bianca Sanon. The match was unbelievably close, with two excellent players battling away. Sanon, the tournament's No. 13 seed to Epstein's No. 2, came out on top of a close first set, winning 7-6 (1). Epstein came right back in the second though, winning 6-4. The third set began all Sanon as she raced out to a 5-1 lead, but Epstein battled all the way back to 5-4, saving several match points along the way. However, Sanon would ultimately triumph in the tenth game, taking the set 6-4 to win the match.
The tournament overall featured promising results for the Bulldogs. The team collectively went 10-6 in singles and 6-3 in doubles. The doubles results were especially impressive, considering that none of the pairs had ever before played together in a tournament.
Bianca Sanon (Columbia) def. Elizabeth Epstein (Yale): 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-4
Report by Calvin Bohn '14, Yale Sports Publicity