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Bulldogs Drop Tight Match in Miami

Samantha Martinelli. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Samantha Martinelli. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

MIAMI, Fla. - The Yale women's tennis team came out on the losing end of a tight match against FIU, losing 4-3 in their first match of the weekend.

FIU jumped out to the early 1-0 lead after claiming the doubles point. The teams exchanged 6-0 wins, with the Bulldogs winning the No. 2 matchup and the Panthers winning the No. 3 spot. Jessie Gong and Samantha Martinelli fought hard in the No. 1 match, but came up short 6-3.

Martinelli quickly rebounded to knot the score at 1-1. From there, the two teams fought blow for blow. FIU won the No. 3 and 4 spots by identical 6-4, 6-3 scores, while the Bulldogs mirrored that with wins by Kathy Wang and Amy Yang in the No. 5 and 6 matches, respectively. With the score at 3-3, FIU's Kamila Umarova pulled out a deciding third set against Caroline Dunleavy to give the Panthers the victory.

The Bulldogs continue their swing in the Sunshine State tomorrow against UCF. Play begins at 11:00 am.

Full results available below.

 

Final Results: FIU 4, Yale 3

Doubles

  1. Akbas/Umarova (FIU) def. Gong/Martinelli (YALE) 6-3

  2. Dunleavy/Lou (YALE) def. Bozinovic/Turrillo (FIU) 6-0

  3. Bakaite/Veksler (FIU) def. Amos/Wang (YALE) 6-0

Singles

  1. Martinelli (YALE) d. Veksler (FIU) 6-0, 6-2

  2. Umarova (FIU) d. Dunleavy (YALE) 4-6, 6-0, 6-4

  3. Akbas (FIU) d. Gong (YALE) 6-4, 6-3

  4. Bozinovic (FIU) d. Lou (YALE) 6-4, 6-3

  5. Wang (YALE) d. Bakaite (FIU) 7-5, 6-2

  6. Yang (YALE) d. Turrillo (FIU) 6-3, 6-4