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Bulldogs Solid in Win Over Brown

Photo by Steve Musco
Photo by Steve Musco

Providence, RI. - The Yale women's tennis team kicked off their quest for the Ivy League crown with a stellar 4-1 victory over the Brown Bears earlier Saturday afternoon.

Doubles set the tone early, with the Bulldogs striking to take a 1-0 lead. Jessie Gong and Samantha Martinelli, the 56th ranked doubles team in the country, registered an efficient 6-2 win to start things off. Caroline Dunleavy and Raissa Lou followed that up with a tight 6-4 victory to give the Bulldogs the doubles point.

The two teams exchanged matches to start singles play. Brown won the No. 5 spot in straights, while Dunleavy cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory in the No. 2 spot. Martinelli avenged her loss to Devon Jack earlier in the season with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over the Brown No. 1. With the Bulldogs  one win away, Kathy Wang wrapped it up in straight sets, winning 6-4, 7-5 in the No. 6 spot. Gong and Lou both had their matches ended early.

Yale continues play next weekend with matches against Cornell and Columbia.

Final Results: YALE 4, BROWN 1


  1. #56 Gong/Martinelli (YALE) d.. Jack/Kowalsky (BROWN) 6-2

  2. Dunleavy/Lou(YALE) d. Peus/Reddy (BROWN) d. 6-4

  3. Bianco/Simon (BROWN) d. Amos/ Wang (YALE) 6-2


  1. Martinelli (YALE) d. Jack (BROWN) 6-2, 6-2

  2. Dunleavy (YALE) d. Cosme (BROWN) 6-1, 6-1

  3. Reddy (BROWN) v. Lou (YALE) DNF 7-6(1), 3-1

  4. Kowalsky (BROWN) v. Gong (YALE) 6-3, 5-7, 2-0

  5. Ta (BROWN) d. Yang (YALE) 6-2, 6-2

  6. Wang (YALE) d. Peus (BROWN) 6-4, 7-5