Yale Dominates Seton Hall, 7-0

Feb. 5, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's tennis team improved to 2-0 on the season today, crushing Seton Hall 7-0 at home. Five of the six Bulldog wins in singles matches came in straight sets, and Rashmee Patil and Olivia Nix won their No. 2 doubles match convincingly, shutting out the Pirate team of Iva Gyurgina and Danielle Viola, 8-0.

"We've been talking about playing disciplined tennis, and not being comforted by just a win," Head Coach Katie Granson said. "We want to win the right way."

The Bulldogs did exactly that. Patil defeated Viviana Figueroa at No. 1, 6-2, 6-2, and Janet Kim easily downed Amanda El-Tobgy in the No. 2 slot, 6-0, 6-2. Aimee Kim, Ashley Miles and Nix also won their matches in straight sets, and No. 6 Christine Alford battled back in her match to win, downing Gyurgina 3-6, 6-3, 10-8.

Yale was no less dominant in its doubles matches. Alford and Aimee Kim won in the No. 1 slot, 8-4, and Lindsey Dashiell and Janet Kim won 8-3 at No. 3 to round out the impressive win.

"We're happy, but there are tougher teams out there we want to beat," Granson said.

The Bulldogs' next match is against intrastate rival UConn on Sat., Feb. 18 in New Haven.

Results:

Singles
No. 1 Rashmee Patil (Y) def. Viviana Figueroa (SH), 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 Janet Kim (Y) def. Amanda El-Tobgy (SH), 6-0, 6-2
No. 3 Aimee Kim (Y) def. Sylvia Jaros (SH), 6-1, 7-5
No. 4 Ashley Miles (Y) def. Danielle Viola (SH), 6-4, 6-1
No. 5 Olivia Nix (Y) def. Nadja Sein (SH), 6-2, 6-1
No. 6 Christine Alford (Y) def. Iva Gyurgina (SH), 3-6, 6-3, 10-8

Doubles
No. 1 Alford and Aimee Kim (Y) def. Figueroa and Sein (SH), 8-4
No. 2 Patil and Nix (Y) def. Gyurgina and Viola (SH), 8-0
No. 3 Lindsey Dashiell and Janet Kim (Y) def. Veronika Gerka and Jaros (SH), 8-3

Report filed by David Sherfinski '08, Yale Sports Publicity

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