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Busy Weekend Awaits Bulldogs

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

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's tennis team (6-12) has a busy weekend ahead of it as the Bulldogs look to right the ship after a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to Brown this past Saturday.

On Friday, the Bulldogs will travel to Hanover, N.H., for a match against Dartmouth, the reigning Ivy League co-champs, who is currently 7-9 (0-1 Ivy League) with impressive wins against the likes of San Diego State and Boston University. This marks the second time the Bulldogs will make the trip up to New Hampshire, the first coming in November for the Big Green Invitational. Dartmouth got the best of the Bulldogs then, winning 4-2. Samantha Martinelli will be looking for revenge for her thrilling three-set loss against Kristina Mathis, Dartmouth's No. 1 player who recently scored an impressive victory over the No. 25 player in the country during Dartmouth's loss to Pepperdine. The Big Green are coached by Bob Dallis.

Dartmouth is coming off a 4-3 loss to Harvard (9-8, 1-0 Ivy League), who is Yale's second opponent this weekend. After their match concludes Friday, the Bulldogs head home to play the Crimson on Sunday afternoon. Harvard won the only previous match between the two by a score of 4-1 on the third day of the ECAC Indoor Championship; Amy Yang was the highlight of the afternoon for Yale, registering a straight-sets victory in the No. 2 spot. The Bulldogs will need to follow her lead if they're to beat their rivals from Cambridge for the first time since October of 2016. The Sheila Kelly Palandjian Head Coach for Harvard Women's Tennis is Traci Green.

The Bulldogs take the court at 1:00 p.m. on Friday in Hanover and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday in New Haven.