Women’s Tennis Drops Match to Yale, 6-1 in First Round of ECACs
NEW YORK – The Columbia women’s tennis team opened the 2011 ECAC Women’s Indoor Tennis Championship in Princeton, N.J., Friday, with its first lost of the season, a 6-1 decision to Yale. With the loss, the Lions are now 5-1 overall on the year.
Yale won all three doubles points, and five of the six singles points. But Columbia had a win in the No.1 singles spot, and took one of the singles matches to a third set. Sophomore Nicole Bartnik
had the lone win, as she beat Yale’s Vicky Brook, 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (7-1).
First-year Bianca Sanon
had a tough loss in the No.2 spot, as she won the first set, before falling to Elizabeth Epstein, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. Senior Natasha Makarova
lost in the No.3 spot to Blair Seideman, 6-4, 7-6(1), while sophomore Chelsea Davis
fell at No. 4 to Stephanie Kent, 6-3, 6-4. Sophomore Katarina Kovacevic
lost at No. 5, 6-3, 6-2, while first-year Ioana Alecsiu
lost at No. 6 singles, 6-1, 6-1.
Up next for the Lions is the back draw of the ECAC championship, where the Lions will face off against Cornell University. The Big Red is coming off of a 6-1 loss to Harvard. The match is slated for 8 a.m., Saturday, February 19.
Yale 6, Columbia 1
2. Elizabeth Epstein (YALE) def. Bianca Sanon
(COL) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1