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Top of Lineup Leads No. 6 Women's Tennis to 6-3 Win over No. 14 Bowdoin

Top of Lineup Leads No. 6 Women's Tennis to 6-3 Win over No. 14 Bowdoin

MIDDLETOWN, Conn.— The sixth-ranked Wesleyan women topped fourteenth-ranked Bowdoin 6-3 on Saturday afternoon thanks to impressive performances from the Cardinals top four players, who accounted for all six points. Though Bowdoin came into the match riding high after a win against #7 Tufts yesterday, the Cards were in control throughout, winning at #1 and #2 doubles and taking the top four singles spots in straight sets.

DOUBLES HIGHLIGHTS

  • Senior Victoria Yu and her freshman sister Kristina were 8-3 winners at #1, and sophomore Polina Kiseleva and freshman Venia Yeung were similarly dominant, also winning 8-3 at #2.

  • At #3, sophomore Alissa Nakamoto and freshman Alexis Almy battled back despite being down for most of the match, but were unable to complete the comeback, falling 7-5 in a tiebreak to lose 8-7(5).

SINGLES HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Cardinals got on the board quickly, as Yeung was unstoppable at #2, stepping into the court and pounding her groundstrokes into the corner in a 6-2, 6-0 win.

  • At #1, Victoria Yu showed impressive grit and mental toughness in serving out her match at 5-4 in the second set after previously leading 5-2. The senior's experience came through as she sealed the 6-4, 6-4 win with a service winner.

  • #4 was another example of great mental strength from Wesleyan, as Kiseleva stayed the course and handled the windy conditions well in a 6-4, 6-3 win.

  • At #5 and #6, both Nakamoto and Almy stuck around in close matches, though Bowdoin managed to pull through in both matches, with Almy falling 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, and Nakamoto dropping a 6-3, 4-6, 10-4 decision.

WHAT'S NEXT

Sunday will bring another tough match for the women, as they head to Boston for a key top-10 matchup against #7 Tufts. That match is scheduled to begin at 3 PM.

--Recap by Ben Shapiro--