Bulldogs Finish Up Weekend At Flushing Meadows

Oct. 8, 2006

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. - Yale women's tennis continued its weekend in Flushing Meadows at the USTA Invite today. Christine Alford and Sarah Lederhandler advanced to the semifinals in A Doubles, and Jessica Rhee advanced to the semifinals in the B singles flight.

Alford and Lederhandler defeated Katie Bramante and Victoria Vaynberg of Syracuse 9-8 before falling to the No. 8-seeded team of Preethi Mukundan and Laura Peterzan from Harvard, 8-2. Also in A Doubles, Janet Kim and Rhee fell to Tory Zawacki and Jenny Zika of Duke in the second consolation round by a score of 8-3. In B Doubles, Lindsey Dashiell and Lilian Nguyen won their match against Lauren Edelschein and Christine Tran of Rutgers, 8-4 in their second-round consolation match.

In A singles, Janet Kim put up a good fight against Ana Zubori of South Carolina but ultimately fell, 6-2, 6-0, in the quarterfinals. Sarah Lederhandler dropped her consolation quarterfinal match to Dasha Cherkosov of Boston College, 6-1, 3-6, 10-5.

In B Singles, Jessica Rhee steamrolled over Marisa Druss of Texas A & M, 6-1, 6-3 before losing her semifinal match to Berkeley Brock of NC State, 6-3, 6-2. Christine Alford fought valiantly in her second-round consolation match with Sydney Murray of Columbia, but ultimately fell, 6-3, 5-7, 10-1.

Lilian Nguyen put up a good fight in her second-round consolation match in C singles, but ultimately fell to Ashley Lipton of Syracuse, 6-1, 7-5. In D singles, Karolina Grygierowska, playing in her first tournament since sitting out last spring with an injury, lost her second-round consolation match 6-0, 6-0 to Kristen Scott of Princeton.

Head Coach Danielle Lund was pleased with the Bulldog effort this weekend.

"I think it was a really great performance for us," she said. "I always stress to [the team], especially in the fall, that it's a gradual process. In terms of us making progress, I think we did really well as a team."

Report filed by David Sherfinski '08, Yale Sports Publicity

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