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Bulldogs Wrap up Weekend in Boston

Samantha Martinelli (Sam Rubin '95 photo)
Samantha Martinelli (Sam Rubin '95 photo)

Chestnut Hill, Mass.- The Yale women's tennis (1-1) fell in a tight one to Boston College (4-0) early Sunday afternoon, ending their weekend with a split after beating Fordham on Friday.

Doubles set the tone for what would be a close match up and down the board. Jessie Gong and Samantha Martinelli started with a 6-4 victory to put the team in position to seize the doubles point. Caroline Amos and Kathy Wang fought their way to a tiebreak, though were unable to win it. With doubles knotted at one all, all eyes were on the No. 2 matchup, where Caroline Dunleavy and Raissa Lou ended up losing a tight set, 7-5, giving the Eagles an early 1-0 lead.

The team looked to regain the moment in singles and started it out on the right foot, with Martinelli cruising to a straight sets victory in the No. 1 spot. The Bulldogs split the next two, with Dunleavy losing in straights and Gong winning 6-0, 6-4. With the score at two all, they lost the next three, with the final two losses coming in deciding sets.

The Bulldogs will look to rebound next week with a Saturday home match against Drexel.

Final Results: BC 5, Yale 2


  1. Gong/Martinelli (Y) d. Urbinati/Wilcox (F) 6-4

  2. Long/Lopez (BC) d. Dunleavy/Lou (Y) 7-5

  3. Irani/Possokhova (BC) d. Amos/Wang (Y) 7-6(0)

Order of finish (1, 3, 2)


  1. Martinelli (Y) d. Wilcox (BC) 6-4, 6-2

  2. Long (BC) d. Dunleavy (Y) 6-1, 6-3

  3. Urbinati (BC) d. Lou (Y) 6-7(8), 6-4, 6-3

  4. Gong (Y) d. Irani (BC) 6-0, 6-4

  5. Possokova (BC) d. Wang (Y) 6-3, 7-5

  6. Lopez (BC) d. Yang (Y) 6-4, 4-6, 10-4

Order of finish (1, 2, 4, 5, 3, 6)