By: Charlotte Brackett
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The fifth-seeded Dartmouth women’s tennis team finished in sixth place at the ECAC Indoor Championship after falling to No. 7 seed Yale, 4-1, at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center on Sunday.
The Bulldogs had wins at the No. 2 and 1 doubles positions to start the match with a slight lead. They extended it by winning at No. 5 singles before freshman Jingyi Peng defeated Caroline Amos, 6-4, 6-0 at the No. 6 position.
Yale went on to win at the No. 2 and 3 spots to claim the match. Playing at the No. 5 position, freshman Nina Paripovic had won her first set, 6-1, against Kathy Wang and was leading, 5-4, in the second when the Bulldogs clinched the win.
On Feb. 23-24. Dartmouth will head to Michigan to take on Marquette and Michigan State.
1) Martinelli/Gong (Yale) def. Chiu/Lyn (Dartmouth), 6-2
2) Dunleavy/Lou (Yale) def. Paripovic/Peng (Dartmouth), 6-1
3) Hwang/Chuang (Dartmouth) vs. Wang/Amos (Yale), 4-4, DNF
Order of finish: 2,1
1) Martinelli (Yale) vs. Chiu (Dartmouth), 7-5, 5-2, DNF
2) Dunleavy (Yale) def. Lyn (Dartmouth), 6-3, 6-2
3) Gong (Yale) def. Conard (Dartmouth), 6-3, 6-3
4) Lou (Yale) def. Guan (Dartmouth), 6-4, 6-1
5) Paripovic (Dartmouth) vs. Wang (Yale), 6-1, 5-4, DNF
6) Peng (Dartmouth) def. Amos (Yale), 6-4, 6-0
Order of finish: 4,6,2,3