Yale Beats Columbia 6-1, Moves to 4-0 in League

April 11, 2008

New York, NY - The Bulldogs (8-8, 4-0) improved to a perfect 4-0 in the Ancient Eight with a 6-1 victory over Columbia Friday in New York. Yale won all three doubles matches in the victory.

At No. 1 doubles, junior Janet Kim and sophomore Jessica Rhee rolled to an 8-4 victory. Freshmen Lindsay Clark and Lauren Ritz won their match at No. 2 doubles 8-5. At No. 3 doubles, senior Lindsey Dashiell and freshman Stevi Petrelli pulled out an 8-5 win.

Kim battled to a 6-3, 5-7, 14-12 win at No. 1 singles. At No. 2 singles, Rhee cruised to a 6-4, 6-1 win. Lindsay Clark only needed one set at No. 3 singles as she won the first set 6-0 before her opponent retired. At No. 5 singles, Petrelli defeated her opponent 6-0, 6-4. At the No. 6 singles slot, Ritz rolled to a 6-0, 6-4 victory.

Yale will take on Cornell Saturday.

Results
Doubles
1. Kim / Rhee def. Suda / Makarova, 8-4
2. Clark / Ritz def. Zilberman / Shearer 8-5
3. Dashiell / Petrelli def. Donovan/christenson, 8-5

Singles
1. Kim def. Suda 6-3,5-7,14-12
2. Rhee def. Zilberman 6-4,6-1
3. Clark def. Murray 6-0, retire
4. Donovan def. Lederhandler 6-2,6-1
5. Petrelli def. Shearer 6-0,6-4
6. Ritz def. Christenson 6-0,6-4

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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