Cardinals Have Strong Showing in Lindsay Morehouse Women's Tennis Invite at Williams, Led by Victoria Yu '19

Photos by Jonas Powell '18
Photos by Jonas Powell '18

Opening the 2015 fall season in the Lindsay Morehouse Invitational, hosted by Williams Sat.-Sun., Sept. 12-13, seven Cardinals played in singles flights while six took part in doubles action.  Team represented in the field were Williams, Middlebury, Skidmore, Vassar and Wesleyan.  There was no team scoring.

Undefeated NCAA Champion Eudice Chong '18 and newcomer Victoria Yu '19 played in the top bracket, the Hopkins Division.  Yu went 2-1, reaching the finals and placing second in the eight-player division. She downed Christensen of Vassar, 6-0, 6-1, then defeated Gerger of Middlebury, 6-1, 6-1.  Christensen ended 2014-15 ranked 36th nationally.  Gerger was sixth.  Yu lost to Raventos of Williams, 4-6, 3-6.  Raventos was fifth in the country a year ago.  Chong, after defeating Fitzgerald of Vassar, 6-1, 6-0, fell in her first collegiate match to Raventos, 6-3, 3-6, (7-10).  She went on to capture third place with a 7-6, 6-0 conquering of Gerger.

Helen Klass-Warch '18 and Nicole McCann '18 both competed in the Perry Division, which was more random matches among the eight players.  McCann logged three wins, knocking off two Skidmore opponents and one from Williams.  Klass-Warch went 2-1, with wins vs. Vassar and Skidmore and a loss to a Williams rival.

In the Fay Division, handled in bracket fashion, Dasha Dubinsky '18 ran the table with three straight-set wins for the title, beating two Williams opponents and one from Skidmore.  Maddie James '16 and Ella Lindholm-Uzzi '17 participated in the Mission Division, going 0-3 and 1-1, respectively.

In doubles play, Chong and Yu combined to go 1-1 while Dubinsky and Klass-Warch had an 0-3 performance.  James and McCann teamed up for a win before James joined forces with Lindholm-Uzzi and fell in their match.

The Cardinals' next action will be for select players in the annual regional ITA Tournament Fri.-Sun., Sept. 25-27, hosted by Middlebury.