|Maggie Dorr and doubles teammate Caroline Garrido defeated the #5 ranked doubles pair in the nation today.|
MEDFORD – Tufts opened with a strong #1 doubles victory by its freshman duo of Maggie Dorr and Caroline Garrido, but visiting Wesleyan overcame the deficit and went on to a 5-1 victory in a NESCAC women's tennis match on Sunday evening.
Originally scheduled as a 3 pm start, the match did not begin until 5:30 pm due to the marathon men's match played before it. The women's teams agreed to play their match to decision. Action had been moved indoors today due to rain in Medford.
Dorr and Garrido combined on an 8-2 first singles win against Wesleyan freshman Kristina Yu and senior Victoria Yu, the sister combination who is ranked fifth nationally.
However, Wesleyan (8-1, 3-0 NESCAC) would take the lead by winning the other two doubles contests. The #3 match was won in a tie-breaker by freshman Alexis Almy and sophomore Alissa Nakamoto over freshman Anna Lowy and junior Kat Wiley of the Jumbos 8-7 (4).
The Cardinal lead jumped to 4-1 with a #3 singles win by Kristina Yu and a #4 singles victory from sophomore Polina Kiseleva, both by 6-2, 6-2 scores. The clinching victory was landed in the #1 match by Victoria Yu with a 6-2, 6-4 final over Dorr.
The #2, #5 and #6 singles matches went unfinished. Tufts senior Tomo Iwasaki was in a competitive 6-3, 2-6, 2-4 batte with freshman Venia Yeung, the #4 ranked singles player in the country for Wesleyan.
Tufts (3-4, 2-2) welcomes #1 in the nation Emory University to Medford on Friday. The Cardinals play next at Middlebury on Saturday.