January 24, 2009

Bulldogs Open Season With Win

Jan. 24, 2009

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bulldogs opened their season with a 4-3 win over Boston College Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. Yale won matches at No. 1, 3, 4 and 5 singles.

At No. 1 singles, senior Janet Kim defeated her opponent Lana Krasnopolsky 6-2, 7-5. In her dual match debut, freshman Vicky Brook battled to a 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 win over Katarina Gaji at No. 3 singles. Junior Sarah Lederhandler rolled to a 6-3, 6-0 win over Dasha Cherkasov at No. 4 singles.

At No. 5 singles, sophomore Stevi Petrelli dropped the first set 6-4 to opponent Katharine Attwell. Petrelli pulled out the second set in a tiebreaker by winning the tiebreaker 7-3. In the third set, Petrelli secured the victory by winning the set 6-2.

The victory extended Yale's home winning streak to 14 matches with the win.

Yale will host Farleigh Dickinson and St. John's next weekend.

 

Match Score Sheet

Position

Boston College

Yale University

Winner

Score

#1 Singles

Lana Krasnopolsky

Janet Kim

Yale University

6-2,7-5

#2 Singles

Lauren Cash

Jessica Rhee

Boston College

6-0,6-2

#3 Singles

Katarina Gajic

Vicky Brook

Yale University

2-6,6-3,6-1

#4 Singles

Dasha Cherkasov

Sarah Lederhandler

Yale University

6-3,6-0

#5 Singles

Katharine Attwell

Stevi Petrelli

Yale University

4-6,7-6(3),6-2

#6 Singles

Alina Sullivan

Lilian Nguyen

Boston College

6-2,6-2

 

#1 Doubles

Dasha Cherkasov

Lauren Cash

Janet Kim

Victoria Brook

Boston College

8-3

#2 Doubles

Alina Sullivan

Katarina Gajic

Jessie Rhee

Victoria Brook

Yale University

8-4

#3 Doubles

Lana Krasnopolsky

Katharine Attwell

Lilian Nguyen

Sarah Lederhandler

Boston College

8-6

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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