No. 52 Bulldogs Rebound With Win Over Penn

Annie Sullivan. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity) Buy Now
Annie Sullivan. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center the No. 52-ranked Yale women's tennis team defeated Penn 4-3 to even its Ivy record. The Bulldogs (9-8, 1-1 Ivy) got the win after a disappointing opening loss to Princeton on Friday. 

Yale took the doubles point for the second time this weekend, with comfortable wins at Nos. 2 and 3. Sophomore Courtney Amos and senior captain Annie Sullivan, who had their match at No. 3 go unfinished Friday, were able to finish things off quickly Saturday, defeating their opponents 8-2. Sophomore Ree Ree Li and junior Hanna Yu had the other win at No. 2. 

Moving onto singles play with a 1-0 lead, the Bulldogs split matches with the Quakers to edge their opponents 4-3. At No. 1, sophomore Madeleine Hamilton battled through three long sets against Sol Eskenazi but eventually conceded the point. The Bulldogs swept at Nos. 2 through 4, where Yu, Sullivan and Ree Ree Li, respectively, all earned two-set wins. Yu took both of her sets 7-5. 

The Bulldogs will take to the road next weekend, with matches Saturday and Sunday at Cornell and No. 36 Columbia. Sunday's will be a grudge match for the Bulldogs, who shared the Ivy title with Columbia last season. The Lions are currently the highest-ranked Ivy League team.



No. 1 - Eskenazi/Daniel (P) def. Hamilton/S. Li (Y) 8-4

No. 2 -  Yu/R. Li (Y) def. Latycheva/Yapp-Shing (P) 8-5

No. 3- Sullivan/Amos (Y) def. Vezhenina/Do (P) 8-2



No. 1 - Eskenazi (P) def. Hamilton (Y) 6-7(5), 6-3, 4-3(5)

No. 2 - Yu (Y) def. Daniel (P) 7-5, 7-5

No. 3 - Sullivan (Y) def. Latycheva (P) 6-1, 6-0

No. 4 - R. Li (Y) def. Yapp-Shing (P) 6-1, 6-3

No. 5 - Vezhenina (P) def. S. Li (Y) 6-3, 6-4

No. 6 - Do (P) def. A. Li (Y) 7-5, 6-2


Report by Joe Giammittorio '15, Yale Sports Publicity