Three Straight-Set Singles Wins Help Clinch Victory
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 37 Yale women's tennis team stretched its winning streak to five matches and stayed perfect in Ivy League play with a 6-1 win over Cornell Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs have now won 32 straight home matches.
Yale (14-2, 3-0 Ivy League) won a tightly contested doubles point with victories at No. 1 (9-8, from senior captain Elizabeth Epstein and sophomore Amber Li) and No. 3 (9-7, from freshman Courtney Amos and sophomore Hanna Yu).
Straight-set wins by junior Annie Sullivan (6-2, 6-1 at No. 3) and Epstein then put Yale up 3-0, and Amos then clinched the match with a straight-set win of her own (7-5, 6-2 at No. 6). Yu rallied for a three-set win at No. 4 (4-6, 6-2, 6-2) and freshman Madeleine Hamilton tacked on a win at No. 2 (6-4, 6-7, 1-0 (9)) for the 6-1 final.
Cornell falls to 12-3 overall and 1-3 in the league.
Yale and Columbia (4-0) are the only teams undefeated in league play; the Bulldogs host the Lions Sunday afternoon.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity
|Position||Cornell University||Yale University||Winner||Score|
|#1 Singles||Sarah O'Neil||#64 Elizabeth Epstein||Yale University||6-3,6-4|
|#2 Singles||Ryann Young||Madeleine Hamilton||Yale University||6-4,6-7,1-0(9)|
|#3 Singles||Christine Ordway||Annie Sullivan||Yale University||6-2,6-1|
|#4 Singles||Dena Tanenbaum||Hanna Yu||Yale University||4-6,6-2,6-2|
|#5 Singles||Laila Judeh||Amber Li||Cornell University||7-5,6-4|
|#6 Singles||Lauren Frazier||Courtney Amos||Yale University||7-5,6-2|
|#1 Doubles|| Christine Ordway
| Elizabeth Epstein
|#2 Doubles|| Lauren Frazier
| Amber Li
|#3 Doubles|| Sarah O'Neil
| Courtney Amos