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Bulldogs Ready for Busy Spring Vacation

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

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Coming off a two week break from match play, the Yale women's tennis team is looking forward to a busy spring vacation schedule that features five games over eight days and a trip to the West Coast.

The Bulldogs first opponent is San Diego, who comes into the match ranked No. 42 in the nation. The Toreros, led by long time coach Sherri Stephens, are 8-2 and boast the No. 93 player in the nation in Solymar Colling. The match is at 11:00 AM Pacific time on Saturday the 16th.

On Tuesday, the Bulldogs take on another San Diego based team in SDSU. The Aztecs are 8-6 on the season, and are coming off two consecutive wins. They are coached by Peter Mattera, who has been the Aztec coach for two decades. The match is at 2:00 PM Pacific time on Tuesday the 19th.

Staying in San Diego, the Bulldogs then take on Colorado State on neutral ground. The Rams are 7-4 on the season and have won three of their last four. Their head coach is Jarod Camerota, in his second season. The match is at 10:00 AM Pacific time on Wednesday the 20th.

Following the trio of matches in San Diego, the Bulldogs will return home for a pair of weekend matches right before classes resume. On Saturday the 23rd, the Boston University Eagles will return to New Haven for a rematch of Day One of the Bulldog Invitational. In that matchup (non-dual match), Yale won nine of their twelve matches. Head Coach Lesley Sheehan and the Eagles are currently 5-6 on the season. Play will begin at 4:00 PM.

And to round out their busy spring break schedule, the Bulldogs will take on the Massachusetts Minutewomen, another team they fared well against in the Bulldog Invitational. UMass has been excellent since then, coming in with a robust 8-2 record and a six game winning streak. They are coached by Juancarlos Nunez.