Women's Tennis Defeats Yale, 5-2

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The University of Pennsylvania women’s tennis team improved to 2-0 in Ivy League play with a 5-2 victory over Yale on Friday. Penn swept the doubles point and at the No. 1, 4, 5 and 6 spots in singles.

Yulia Rivelis and Julia Koulbitskaya downed Olivia Nix and Rashmee Patil 9-7. Raluca Ciochina and Alexis Plukas beat Aimee Kim and Christina Cutter 8-2. At No. 3, Michelle Mitchell and Caroline Stanislawski defeated Lindsey Dashiell and Janet Kim 8-6.

In singles Rivelis picked up the win at No. 1 over Patil. After losing at the No. 2 and 3 spots the bottom of the line-up solidified the Quakers. Plukas defeated Ashley Mile 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 at No. 4. At No. 5 Ciochina beat Nix 6-3, 4-6, 10-6. Stanislawski rounded out singles with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Lilian Nguyen.

Penn is now 7-4 overall and 2-0 in the Ancient Eight.

The Quakers travel to Providence to take on Brown on Saturday at noon.

No. 42 Penn 5, Yale 2

Doubles

1. Yulia Rivelis/Julia Koulbitskaya (P) def. Olivia Nix/Rashmee Patil (Y) 9-7

2. Raluca Ciochina/Alexis Plukas (P) def. Aimee Kim/Christine Cutter (Y) 8-2

3. Michelle Mitchell/Caroline Stanislawski (P) def. Lindsey Dashiell/Janet Kim (Y) 8-6

Singles

Yulia Rivelis (P) def. Rashmee Patil (Y)

Aimee Kim (Y) def. Julia Koulbitskaya (P) 6-4, 6-4

Janet Kim (Y) def. Michelle Mitchell (P) 6-2, 6-1

Alexis Plukas (P) def. Ashley Miles (Y) 6-0, 4-6, 6-3

Raluca Ciochina (P) def. Olivia Nix (Y) 6-3, 4-6, 10-6

Caroline Stanislawski (P) def. Lilian Nguyen (Y) 6-3, 6-1