Sweep of St. John’s Keeps No. 39 Yale Perfect at Home

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

Five of Six Singles Wins Come in Straight Sets

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's tennis team improved to 6-0 at Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center with a 7-0 win over St. John's Saturday -- the third home sweep of the season for the Bulldogs. In addition to winning all three doubles matches, the Bulldogs won five of the six singles matches in straight sets. Yale's overall winning streak now stands at five matches, and the Bulldogs have won 29 straight home matches (indoors and outdoors) dating back to the 2010 season.

Yale's No. 3 doubles team of senior Sarah Guzick and sophomore Hanna Yu was off the court first with an 8-2 win. The team of freshman Madeleine Hamilton and sophomore Amber Li then clinched the doubles point with an 8-4 win at No. 2. Senior Elizabeth Epstein and junior Annie Sullivan made it a sweep by winning 8-2 at No. 1. Those two have won four in a row together, and Yale has won the doubles point in six of eight matches this season.

Freshman Courtney Amos, playing singles for the first time since Feb. 3, increased Yale's lead to 2-0 with a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 6. Sullivan followed with a 6-2, 6-1 win at the No. 4 spot, moving to 7-0 in singles this season. Yu got the clinching win at No. 3, 6-4, 6-1.

Li added a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 5, improving her record this season to 6-0. Hamilton (6-4, 7-6 (2) at No. 1) and Epstein (3-6, 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2) then finished off the sweep. Epstein, ranked No. 73 in the country, has won five straight singles matches. Hamilton's win snapped a four-match winning streak at the No. 1 spot for the Red Storm's Nevena Selakovic.

St. John's drops to 5-6 overall with the loss. Yale (7-1, 0-0 Ivy League) has now won its last three matches at Cullman-Heyman by a combined score of 20-1. The Bulldogs host DePaul Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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 Position

 Yale University

 St. John's University

 Winner

 Score

 #1 Singles

 Madeleine Hamilton

 Nevena Selakovic

 Yale University

 6-4, 7-6(2)

 #2 Singles

 #73 Elizabeth Epstein

 Amber Washington

 Yale University

 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

 #3 Singles

 Hanna Yu

 Diamond Adams

 Yale University

 6-4, 6-1

 #4 Singles

 Annie Sullivan

 Yanita Arnaudova

 Yale University

 6-2, 6-1

 #5 Singles

 Amber Li

 Ksenia Mikhaylova

 Yale University

 6-2, 6-2

 #6 Singles

 Courtney Amos

 Gvantsa Robakidze

 Yale University

 6-2, 6-0

 #1 Doubles

 Elizabeth Epstein 
 Annie Sullivan

 Nevena Selakovic 
 Diamond Adams

 Yale University

 8-2

 #2 Doubles

 Amber Li 
 Madeleine Hamilton

 Amber Washington 
 Yanita Arnaudova

 Yale University

 8-4

 #3 Doubles

 Hanna Yu 
 Sarah Guzick

 Ksenia Mikhaylova 
 Gvantsa Robakidze

 Yale University

 8-2