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No. 53 Bulldogs Sweep Red Storm, 7-0

Ree Ree Li. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Ree Ree Li. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)


NEW HAVEN, Conn. —The No. 53-ranked Yale women's tennis team capped off a perfect weekend Sunday afternoon with a 7-0 sweep of St. John's (N.Y.) at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The Bulldogs are 7-6 on the season. 

As in Friday's match against Bryant, Yale got the job done with an unconventional lineup. Sophomore Madeleine Hamilton and senior captain Annie Sullivan, who typically play Nos. 1 and 2 singles but were absent from the lineup Friday, returned to play Sunday but saw their roles diminished. Sullivan played No. 3 singles, defeating Anna Morozova 6-2, 6-1, while Hamilton's sole court time came at No. 3 doubles, where she and freshman Caroline Lynch swept their opponents 8-0.  

At the top of the lineup, it was sophomore Ree Ree Li and junior Hanna Yu who earned their second straight wins at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively. Lynch, who played No. 6 singles Friday, moved up to No. 5 for Sunday's match, where she confidently played to a two-set win.  

The Bulldogs are on a three-match winning streak and will close out March with a trip to Willamsburg, Va., next weekend. They'll face William and Mary and No. 23 Rice in preparation for their Ivy League opener on Apr. 4.

 Position  Yale University  St. John's University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  Ree Ree Li  Anastasia Polyakova  Yale University  4-2, ret.
 #2 Singles  Hanna Yu  Yanita Arnaudova  Yale University  6-2, 6-4
 #3 Singles  Annie Sullivan  Anna Morozova  Yale University  6-2, 6-1
 #4 Singles  Sherry Li  Diamond Adams  Yale University  6-2, 7-6 (2)
 #5 Singles  Caroline Lynch  Stephanie Elgegren  Yale University  6-4, 6-4
 #6 Singles  Amber Li  Puck Vlaskamp  Yale University  6-1, 6-4
 #1 Doubles  Ree Ree Li 
 Hanna Yu
 Anna Morozova 
 Yanita Arnaudova
 Unfinished  7-3
 #2 Doubles  Annie Sullivan 
 Sherry Li
 Diamond Adams 
 Anastasia Polyakova
 Yale University  8-1
 #3 Doubles  Madeleine Hamilton 
 Caroline Lynch
 Puck Vlaskamp 
 Stephanie Elgegren
 Yale University  8-0

Report by Joe Giammittorio '15, Yale Sports Publicity