Sullivan Rallies at No. 2
MONTGOMERY, Ala. —Sunday at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic the Yale women's tennis team (4-4, 0-0 Ivy) defeated No. 75 Tulane 4-2 to earn their first win of the prestigious tournament.
Senior captain Annie Sullivan played a pivotal role for the Bulldogs Sunday, powering to a 7-5, 7-5 victory at No. 2 and clinching the win for her team. This was Sullivan's second win of the tournament, having defeated Illinois's Melissa Kopinski on Saturday. Her Friday match against Texas Tech went unfinished.
Also helping to put the Bulldogs over the Green Wave were freshman Sherry Li, junior Hanna Yu and sophomore Courtney Amos, playing at Nos. 4, 5 and 6, respectively. Amos and Yu gave the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead at singles, as their matches each finished in two quick sets.
This was the Bulldogs' second consecutive appearance in the Blue Gray Classic, having reached the second round last year with a first-round win over Pepperdine. This year's title went to the host team, No. 14 Alabama.
With the Blue Gray Classic finished, Yale will have a short break before returning to more action on the road. The Bulldogs will travel to No. 18 Texas on Mar. 9, later making their way to Tempe, Ariz., to face No. 28 Arizona State (Mar. 13) and No. 71 Brigham Young (Mar. 14).
No. 1 Klara Vyskocilova (TLN) def. #97 Madeleine Hamilton (YALE), 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (11)
No. 2 #102 Annie Sullivan (YALE) def. Ipek Birol (TLN), 7-5, 7-5
No. 3 Jacqui Katz (TLN) def. Ree Ree Li (YALE), 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (9)
No. 4 Sherry Li (YALE) def. Meredith Maltby (TLN), 6-3, 6-1
No. 5 Hanna Yu (YALE) def. Margaux Hyman (TLN), 6-2, 7-6 (6-0)
No. 6 Courtney Amos (YALE) def. Emily Dvorak (TLN), 6-2, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6,4,5,1,3,2
Report by Joe Giammittorio '15, Yale Sports Publicity