On Second Day of Big Green Invitational, Bulldogs Dominate Once More

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Sarah Guzick. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

HANOVER, N.H. – Saturday, the Yale women's tennis team went 4-0 in doubles and took seven of eight singles matches against Dartmouth. 

On the second day of the Big Green Invitational, Yale went up against the hosts and came away with a strong victory, taking all four doubles matches and going 7-1 in singles.  

In the top spot in doubles, freshman Ree Ree Li combined with junior Annie Sullivan to snag an 8-5 victory over Akiko Okuda and Katherine Yau. 

At No. 2, sophomores Amber Li and Hanna Yu earned an 8-4 victory over Janet Liu and Suzy Tan.

At No. 3, it was senior Sarah Guzick and freshman Madeleine Hamilton that came out on top, winning 8-4 over Julienne Keong and Ryan Reichel.

In the fourth spot, senior captain Elizabeth Epstein combined with junior Blair Seideman to win an 8-5 victory over Sarah Bessen and Christina Danosi. 

In singles, the Bulldogs were strong across the board. 

At No. 1, Hamilton took on Sarah Leonard, winning the first set 6-4 and running away with the second, 6-1.  At No. 2, Seideman was matched up with Yau and came away with a 6-0, 6-2 win.  In the third spot, Epstein knocked off Okuda 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 in a close match that featured large swings in momentum. 

In the fourth spot, Yu fell to Liu by a score of 6-1, 6-1.  Sullivan would win at No. 5, defeating Tan 6-2, 6-3, and R. Li won her match 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 over Bessen.

However, Guzick and Amos would clean up at the bottom of the lineup, with Guzick topping Danosi 6-0, 6-4 and Amos beating Keong 6-1, 6-0.

Sunday, Yale faces University of Massachusetts in singles. 

 

Results

 

Singles:

 

Madeleine Hamilton (Yale) def. Sarah Leonard (Dartmouth): 6-4, 6-1

Blair Seideman (Yale) def. Katherine Yau (Dartmouth): 6-0, 6-2

Elizabeth Epstein (Yale) def. Akiko Okuda (Dartmouth): 6-2, 1-6, 7-5

Janet Liu (Dartmouth) def. Hanna Yu (Yale): 6-1, 6-1

Annie Sullivan (Yale) def. Suzy Tan (Dartmouth): 6-2, 6-3

Ree Ree Li (Yale) def. Sarah Bessen (Dartmouth): 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Sarah Guzick (Yale) def. Christina Danosi (Dartmouth): 6-0, 6-4

Courtney Amos (Yale) def. Julienne Keong (Dartmouth): 6-1, 6-0

 

Doubles:

 

R. Li/Sullivan (Yale) def. Okuda/Yau (Dartmouth): 8-5

A. Li/Yu (Yale) def. Liu/Tan (Dartmouth): 8-4

Guzick/Hamilton (Yale) def. Keong/Reichel (Dartmouth): 8-4

Epstein/Seideman (Yale) def. Bessen/Danosi (Dartmouth): 8-5

 

Report by Calvin Bohn '14, Yale Sports Publicity