Yale Falls to BC

The Yale women's tennis team. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
The Yale women's tennis team. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

SYRACUSE, NY - The Bulldogs, looking to rebound after the ECAC Championships, ran into a hot Boston College team and were unable to come away with the win, falling 7-0 to the Eagles (4-3) and fell to 3-4 on the season. 

The Bulldogs kept the matches close, with Samantha Martinelli dropping two tight sets, 7-5, 6-3.  Valerie Shklover also dropped a tight first set 7-5 against BC's No. 2 Kylie Wilcox before losing the second set 6-1. Amy Yang played it close as well, losing the second set in a tiebreak to drop the match. 

Doubles were also tightly contested, but the team was unable to steal the doubles point. Martinelli & Shklover fell 6-3 before the rest of the matches ended early.  

Yale will look to get back on track tomorrow against the home team, starting play against Syracuse at 11:00 AM.  

FULL MATCH RESULTS – BC 7, Yale 0

Singles

1.       Dair (BC) d. Martinelli (Y) 7-5, 6-3

2.       Wilcox (BC) d. Shklover (Y) 7-5, 6-1

3.       Irani (BC) d. Yang (Y) 6-3, 7-6(1)

4.       Urbinati (BC) d. Zordani (Y) 6-1, 6-1 

5.       Tsokilauri (BC) d. Swett (Y) 6-4, 6-2 

Doubles

1.       Urbinati/Wilcox (BC)  d. Martinelli/Shklover (Y)  6-3

2.       Possokhova/Tsokilauri (BC) v. Zordani/Yang (Y) DNF 4-4