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No. 53 Women’s Tennis Defeats Bryant in Battle of the Bulldogs

Caroline Lynch. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Caroline Lynch. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Ree Ree Li Steps Up at No. 1 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. —Friday afternoon at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center the No. 53-ranked Yale women's tennis team defeated Bryant 6-1 to move to 6-6 on the season. The home team took the doubles point before winning five of six singles matches. 

Sophomore Madeleine Hamilton and senior captain Annie Sullivan, who play Nos. 1 and 2 singles, took the day to rest and were absent from the lineup. Sophomore Ree Ree Li shifted into the No. 1 spot and had no trouble earning her first win in that position, defeating Marion Boullin 6-0, 6-3. Junior Hanna Yu and freshman Sherry Li also stepped up, as each won in two sets at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. It was a big day as well for freshman Caroline Lynch, who recorded her first singles victory of the season at No. 6 and helped the Bulldogs earn the doubles point with a dominant performance at No. 3 alongside classmate Sherry Li. Yale's only loss on the day came at No. 4 singles, where junior Amber Li retired in the second set. 

Yale will have the day off Saturday before hosting St. John's (N.Y.) on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

Report by Joe Giammittorio '15, Yale Sports Publicity 

 Position  Yale University  Bryant University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  Ree Ree Li  Marion Boullin  Yale University  6-0, 6-3
 #2 Singles  Hanna Yu  Ryan Brown  Yale University  6-0, 6-1
 #3 Singles  Sherry Li  Rosie Bird  Yale University  6-2, 6-2
 #4 Singles  Amber Li  Briana Leonard  Bryant University  6-1, 2-3 ret.
 #5 Singles  Courtney Amos  Devlin-Ann Ammendola  Yale University  6-0, 6-0
 #6 Singles  Caroline Lynch  Steph Smyers  Yale University  6-1, 6-3
 #1 Doubles  Amber Li 
 Ree Ree Li
 Rosie Bird 
 Ryan Brown
 Unfinished  7-4
 #2 Doubles  Courtney Amos 
 Hanna Yu
 Marion Boullin 
 Briana Leonard
 Yale University  8-6
 #3 Doubles  Caroline Lynch 
 Sherry Li
 Devlin-Ann Ammendola 
 Steph Smyers
 Yale University  8-2