Women's Tennis Falls to Yale, 4-3

NEW HAVEN – Penn traveled to Yale on Friday to open its road portion of the 2008 Ivy League schedule and left New Haven with a 4-3 loss.

Yale took the action to the Quakers with a 3-0 sweep in doubles to win the first point of the match.

Ekaterina Kosminskaya and Julia Koulbitskaya had the closest doubles match, losing to Janet Kim and Jessica Rhee, 7-8.

In singles, Penn was able to split the three matches with Yale, but the doubles point proved to be the difference as the Bulldogs won the match, 4-3.

Yulia Rivelis won at number two singles, 6-3, 6-3 over Rhee, and Koulbitskaya won her match at number three, 6-1, 6-4 over Lindsay Clark. Fellow senior Charlotte Tansill earned the third win for Penn with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Stevi Petrelli.

“Yale came out with great enthusiasm and played great doubles and won close matches,” Head coach Michael Dowd said. “We competed hard and had a chance to win. We have the night to regroup and we will be ready for Brown.”

The Quakers and the Bears take the courts tomorrow at noon in Providence

Yale def. Penn, 4-3

Doubles (Yale wins, 3-0)

#1 Kim/Rhee (Yale) def. Kosminskaya.Koulbitskaya (Penn), 8-7

#2 Ritz/Clark (Yale) def. Rivelis/Anisimova (Penn), 8-2

#3 Dashiell/Petrelli (Yale) def. Mitchell/Tansill (Penn),8-6

Singles

#1 Kim (Yale) def. Kosminskaya (Penn), 6-4, 6-2

#2 Rivelis (Penn) def. Rhee (Yale), 6-3, 6-3

#3 Kulbitskaya (Penn) def. Clark (Yale), 6-1, 6-4

#4 Lederhandler (Yale) def. Anisimova (Penn), 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

#5 Tansill (Penn) def. Petrelli (Yale), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

#6 Ritz (Yale) def. Mitchell (Penn), 7-5, 7-6