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Yale Faces Brown To Start Ivy League Play

Photo by Steven Musco
Photo by Steven Musco

NEW HAVEN, Conn.- With non-conference play in the books, the Yale women's tennis team (6-11) kicks off conference play with a battle against Brown at home this weekend.

Coming off a dominant win against Stony Brook, Yale is ready for a 7-9 Bears team that is looking to snap its two-game losing streak. The teams match up well, as they've performed similarly with comparable schedules. Both have wins against Stony Brook and BU and losses against BC, UCF and Syracuse. The only discrepancy are Brown's wins versus Cornell and Massachusetts; the Bulldogs fell 4-3 to both teams.

This will be the second time the teams face each other this year, with the previous match coming in the fall in Providence during the Brown Quad. Yale was in top shape then, winning four out of the six matches the two teams played. Juniors Caroline Amos and Amy Yang both picked up singles victories to highlight the afternoon for the Bulldogs and are hoping to contribute similarly this weekend. The teams have changed considerably since the fall, but this matchup should still have plenty of drama to offer.

Play begins at 1:00 p.m on Saturday, as does the Bulldogs' hunt for their first Ivy League Championship and NCAA tournament bid since the 2012-2013 season.