Bulldogs Compete against Big Red on Second Day of Bulldog Invitational

Valerie Shklover. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Valerie Shklover. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)


Yale Victorious in Four Matches

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Competing at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, the Bulldogs won four matches against the Big Red on the second day of the Bulldog Invitational. In addition to those four victories, Yale also played a multitude of close matches that went to three sets.

Senior Tina Jiang rebounded from Friday's loss in her win against Marika Cusick at No. 1 singles. Although Jiang had to push through a tiebreak to take the first set, she swept past Cusick 6-0 in the second to win the match 7-6(2), 6-0. Playing at No. 3 singles, junior Elizabeth Zordani also came back from a Friday setback. Despite dropping the first set to Priyanka Shah, Zordani proceeded to win the match 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (10). Junior Valerie Shklover improved her fall record to 4-1 after her 6-2, 6-1 victory over Ananya Dua at No. 5 singles.

Although senior Caroline Lynch, junior Sunday Swett and sophomore Amy Yang all fought through three-set matches, they were ultimately unable to overcome their opponents.

In doubles play, Lynch and sophomore Caroline Amos competed as a pair for the first time, defeating Allegra Hanlon and Ananya Dua 6-4 at No. 4 doubles. Playing at No. 2 doubles, Yang and freshman Opala Dhingra also formed a new pair. Yang and Dhingra played a tight match against Priyanka Shah and Mariko Iinuma but was defeated 7-6(4) by their counterparts.

Full results from the day's play against Cornell may be found below.

Yale will play against Boston College on Sunday at 12 p.m for the final day of the Bulldog Invitational.

Report by Alice Yang '19, Yale Sports Publicity



No. 1 -- Marika Cusick/Alexandra D'Ascenzo (Cornell) d. Tina Jiang/Elizabeth Zordani (Yale) 6-1

No. 2 -- Priyanka Shah/Mariko Iinuma (Cornell) d. Opala Dhingra/Amy Yang (Yale) 7-6 (4)

No. 3 -- Lizzie Stewart/Madison Stevens (Cornell) d. Sunday Swett/Valerie Shklover (Yale) 6-1

No. 4 -- Caroline Lynch/Caroline Amos (Yale) d. Allegra Hanlon/Ananya Dua (Cornell) 6-4



No. 1 -- Tina Jiang (Yale) d. Marika Cusick (Cornell) 7-6(2), 6-0

No. 2 -- Alexandra D'Ascenzo (Cornell) d. Amy Yang (Yale) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

No. 3 -- Elizabeth Zordani (Yale) d. Priyanka Shah (Cornell) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (10)

No. 4 -- Mariko Iinuma (Cornell) d. Opala Dhingra (Yale) 6-4, 6-0

No. 5 -- Valerie Shklover (Yale) d. Ananya Dua (Cornell) 6-2, 6-1

No. 6 -- Madison Stevens (Cornell) d. Caroline Lynch (Yale) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

No. 7 -- Allegra Hanlon (Cornell) d. Sunday Swett (Yale) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3