April 13, 2013

No. 37 Yale Stays Perfect at Home and in League with 6-1 Win over Cornell

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 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), 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
 Dena Tanenbaum
 Elizabeth Epstein
 Annie Sullivan
 Yale University  9-8
 #2 Doubles  Lauren Frazier
 Ryann Young
 Amber Li
 Madeleine Hamilton
 Cornell University  9-8
 #3 Doubles  Sarah O'Neil
 Christy Kung
 Courtney Amos
 Hanna Yu
 Yale University  9-7