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Yale Overcomes Stony Brook 5-2

Amy Yang.
Amy Yang.


Lynch, Shklover and Yang Two-Time Winners

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's tennis team played its final match before the Ivy Season, defeating Stony Brook 5-2 at the Cullman Heyman Tennis Center on Sunday.

At No. 2 doubles, juniors Carol Finke and Valerie Shklover teamed up to defeat Ester Chikvashvili and Nadia Smergut 6-3. Senior Caroline Lynch and sophomore Amy Yang overcame Ana Carrion and Anniki Hierl 7-5 at No. 3 doubles to take the doubles point.

Playing at No. 2 singles, Yang won her match 6-3, 6-3 against Yana Nikolaeva. Shklover dropped only one game in her resounding 6-0, 6-1 victory against Chikvashvili on court 3. Rounding out Yale's victory, Lynch defeated Carrion 6-1, 7-6(6) at No. 5 singles, while Dhingra overcame Hierl 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 6 spot.

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

After this weekend's impressive victories against Boston University and Stony Brook, Yale will look forward to beginning the Ivy season. The Bulldogs will play their first Ivy match away at Brown on Sunday, Apr. 2 at 1:00 p.m.

Report by Alice Yang '19, Yale Sports Publicity


No. 1 -- Tina Jiang/Elizabeth Zordani (Yale) d. Liz Tsurtkov/Yana Nikolaeva (Stony Brook) 7-6(2)

No. 2 -- Valerie Shklover/Caroline Lynch (Yale) d. Ester Chikvashvili/Nadia Smergut (Stony Brook) 6-3

No. 3 -- Carol Finke/Amy Yang (Yale) d. Ana Carrion/Anniki Hierl (Stony Brook) 7-5


No. 1 -- Liz Tsurtkov (Stony Brook) d. Carol Finke (Yale) 6-1, 6-3

No. 2 -- Amy Yang (Yale) d. Yana Nikolaeva (Stony Brook) 6-3, 6-3

No. 3 -- Valerie Shklover (Yale) d. Ester Chikvasvili (Stony Brook) 6-0, 6-1

No. 4 -- Nadia Smergut (Stony Brook) d. Elizabeth Zordani (Yale) 6-3, 6-2

No. 5 -- Caroline Lynch (Yale) d. Ana Carrion (Stony Brook) 6-1, 7-6(6)

No. 6 -- Opala Dhingra (Yale) d. Anniki Hierl (Stony Brook) 6-2, 6-3