SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Yale women's tennis team fell to a strong Syracuse team (6-1) 6-0 on Sunday afternoon.
Samantha Martinelli was on the wrong end of a tight 3 setter, losing 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 to the Orange's No 1. Miranda Ramirez. Valerie Shklover, who has settled into the No. 2 spot for the Bulldogs, also played a great match, losing the first set in a close tiebreak 7-5. Captain Sunday Swett also engaged in two close sets, but was unable to come away with the victory.
Martinelli and Shklover put up a fight against Ramirez & Gabriela Knutson, the No. 13 doubles team in the country, taking an early lead 1-0 before dropping the set 6-3. Amy Yang & Elizabeth Zordani lost their doubles match 6-4.
The Bulldogs will look to get back on track next week at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala. Full results are available below.
FULL MATCH RESULTS – Syracuse 6, Yale 0
1. Ramirez (S) def. Martinelli (Y) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3
2. Golubovskaya (S) def. Shklover (Y) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
3. Shkudun (S) def. Yang (Y) 6-3, 6-2
4. Mesh (S) def. Zordani (Y) 6-0, 6-4
5. Mitchell (S) def. Swett (Y) 6-2, 7-5
1. Knutson/Ramirez (S) d. Martinelli/Shklover (Y) 6-3
2. Shkudun/Golubovskaya (S) def. Zordani/Yang (Y) 6-4