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Yale Falls to Princeton 4-3

Valerie Shklover (photo by Steve Musco).
Valerie Shklover (photo by Steve Musco).


Shklover, Yang and Zordani Emerge Victorious

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Yale women's tennis team narrowly fell to Princeton 4-3 on Friday at the Lenz Tennis Center.

Princeton quickly took the doubles point then advanced to a 3-0 lead after victories on courts 4 and 6. Playing in the No. 2 spot, sophomore Amy Yang contributed Yale's first point after cruising past Tiffany Chen 6-2, 6-1. At No. 3 singles, junior Elizabeth Zordani came back from a first set loss to defeat Clare Mckee 2-6, 6-2, 6-3. Adding to Yale's momentum, junior Valerie Shklover also charged back from a first set loss, overcoming Caroline Joyce 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 on court 3.

With the score level at 3-3, the match depended on the outcome of the No. 1 singles competition. While junior Carol Finke took the first set 6-2, she ultimately fell to Katrine Steffensen 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.

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

Yale will next travel to Philadelphia to compete against Penn on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

Report by Alice Yang '19, Yale Sports Publicity



No. 1 -- #87 Caroline Joyce/Nicole Kalhorn (Princeton) d. Tina Jiang/Elizabeth Zordani (Yale) 6-1

No. 2 -- Sivan Krems/Gaby Pollner (Princeton) d. Carol Finke/Valerie Shklover (Yale) 6-3

No. 3 -- Clare McKee/Katrine Steffensen (Princeton) vs. Caroline Lynch/Amy Yang (Yale) 5-3, unfinished



No. 1 -- Katrine Steffensen (Princeton) d. Carol Finke (Yale) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

No. 2 -- Amy Yang (Yale) d. Tiffany Chen (Princeton) 6-2, 6-1

No. 3 -- Valerie Shklover (Yale) d. Caroline Joyce (Princeton) 1-6, 7-5, 6-2

No. 4 -- Nicole Kalhorn (Princeton) d. Tina Jiang (Yale) 6-1, 6-2

No. 5 -- Elizabeth Zordani (Yale) d. Clare McKee (Princeton) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

No. 6 -- Gaby Pollner (Princeton) d. Caroline Lynch (Yale) 6-2, 6-1