March 15, 2009

No. 42 Yale Defeats Houston 5-1

March 15, 2009

HOUSTON, Tex. - No. 42 Yale improved to 8-4 with a 5-1 victory over Houston (12-2) Sunday. The Bulldogs won matches at the top five singles spots to earn the victory.

At No. 1 singles, senior Janet Kim rolled to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Joanna Kacprzyk. Junior Jessica Rhee battled to a 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 win over Lucy Forward at the No. 2 singles spot. Freshman Vicky Brook pulled out a 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles over Lynley Wasson.

Playing No. 4 singles, sophomore Lindsay Clark cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win over Alix Young. Junior Sarah Lederhandler won in straight sets 6-3, 7-5 over Vicky Simpson at No. 5 singles.

Doubles matches did not take place due to rain. The Bulldogs will return home after being on the road for the past month to host Boston University Saturday.

Complete Results
Singles
1. Janet Kim (Y) def. Joanna Kacprzyk (H), 6-2, 6-3
2. Jessie Rhee (Y) def. Lucy Forward (H), 3-6,6-3,6-1
3. Vicky Brook (Y) def. Lynley Wasson (H), 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
4. Lindsay Clark (Y) def. Alix Young (H), 6-0, 6-1
5. Sarah Lederhandler (Y) def. Vicky Simpson (H), 6-3, 7-5
6. Neila Starratt (H) def. Lilian Nguyen (Y) 6-2, 3-6, 10-4

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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