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Yale Sweeps Quinnipiac 7-0

Valerie Shklover (photo by Alexandra Schmeling '16)
Valerie Shklover (photo by Alexandra Schmeling '16)

 

Bulldogs Win All Matches in Doubles and Singles

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's tennis team achieved a resounding 7-0 victory at home against Quinnipiac. Yale won every single match in doubles and singles.

Junior Valerie Shklover and sophomore Amy Yang teamed up to claim Yale's first victory of the day, defeating Proyfon Lohaphaisan and Kelsi Oliphant 6-1 at No. 3 doubles. In the No. 2 spot, junior Carol Finke and freshman Opala Dhingra swept past Sitilia Rencheli and Layla Rodriguez 6-0 to take the doubles point. Senior Caroline Lynch and junior Elizabeth Zordani played a closer match but ultimately overcame Rachel Horton and Sydney Young 7-5 at No. 1 doubles.

All six of the Bulldogs who played at doubles returned to the courts to compete at singles. On court 4, Zordani added a second point to Yale after defeating Young 6-3, 6-2. Lynch then overcame Rodriguez 6-1, 6-4 at No. 5 singles before Yang clinched the match with her 6-1, 6-4 victory against Horton in the No. 2 spot.

On court 6, Dhingra also claimed a straight-sets victory, defeating Lohaphaison 6-3, 6-4. Returning to the No. 1 spot, Finke came back from a second-set loss after winning the first to defeat Rencheli 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. Shklover also fought through a three-set match, winning against Jennifer Lu at No. 3 singles.

Full results from the day's play may be found below.

The Bulldogs are slated to play a doubleheader on Sunday, Mar. 5. Competing at home, Yale will take on Fairfield at 10:00 a.m. and UConn at 4:00 p.m.

Report by Alice Yang '19, Yale Sports Publicity

 

Doubles

No. 1 -- Caroline Lynch/Elizabeth Zordani (Yale) d. Rachel Horton/Sydney Young (Quinnipiac) 7-5

No. 2 -- Opala Dhingra/Carol Finke (Yale) d. Sitilia Rencheli/Layla Rodriguez (Quinnipiac) 6-0

No. 3 -- Valerie Shklover/Amy Yang (Yale) d. Proyfon Lohaphaisan/Kelsi Oliphant (Quinnipiac) 6-1

 

Singles

No. 1 -- Carol Finke (Yale) d. Sitilia Rencheli (Quinnipiac) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

No. 2 -- Amy Yang (Yale) d. Rachel Horton (Quinnipiac) 6-1, 6-4

No. 3 -- Valerie Shklover (Yale) d. Jennifer Lu (Quinnipiac) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

No. 4 -- Elizabeth Zordani (Yale) d. Sydney Young (Quinnipiac) 6-3, 6-2

No. 5 -- Caroline Lynch (Yale) d. Layla Rodriguez (Quinnipiac) 6-1, 6-4

No. 6 -- Opala Dhingra (Yale) d. Proyfon Lohaphaisan (Quinnipiac) 6-3, 6-4