Yale Dropped by Duke in NCAA Women's Tennis Second Round
DURHAM, N.C. -- Yale's postseason run ended with a 4-0 loss to third-ranked and host Duke in the second round of the 2011 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships.
Duke dominated the match throughout, beginning withand blanking Yale's Annie Sullivan and Lindsay Clark 8-0 on court one at No. 1 doubles. The Blue Devils grabbed the doubles point at the No. 2 spot with a 8-4 win over the Bulldog duo of Elizabeth Epstein and Vicky Brook.
Wins at the No. 4, 5 and 6 singles spots secured the victory for the Blue Devils, which will face ACC foe and No. 14 overall seed Georgia Tech in the round of 16., playing in the No. 4 spot, dropped just a single point as she cruised to a 6-0, 6-1, win over Steph Kent. Minutes after Plotkin's win, picked up her 28th consecutive win and remained unbeaten in dual matches this season with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Annie Sullivan.
sealed the win for the Blue Devils at the No. 6 spot with a 6-1, 6-2, decision over Stevi Petrelli.
2011 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships
Ambler Stadium, Durham, N.C.
1. No. 52 Ellah Nze/Rachel Kahan (D) def. Annie Sullivan/Lindsay Clark (Y) 8-0
2. Nadine Fahoum/Hanna Mar (D) def. Elizabeth Epstein/Vicky Brook (Y) 8-4
3. No. 90 Mary Clayton/Monica Gorny (D) vs. Kim Szokol/Blair Seideman (Y) 6-4 unfinished
1. Elizabeth Epstein (Y) vs. No. 39 Nadine Fahoum (D) 6-4, 2-1 unfinished
2. No. 106 Ellah Nze (D) vs. Vicky Brook (Y) 6-2, 2-3 unfinished
3. No. 20 Reka Zsilinszka (D) def. Blair Seideman (Y) 6-2, 3-0 unfinished
4. No. 72 Elizabeth Plotkin (D) def. Steph Kent (Y) 6-0, 6-1
5. No. 89 Rachel Kahan (D) def. Annie Sullivan (Y) 6-2, 6-3
6. No. 83 Mary Clayton (D) def. Stevi Petrelli (Y) 6-1, 6-2
Duke 24-4; National ranking #3
Yale 22-5; National ranking #30
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (4,5,6)