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Yeshiva University Women’s Tennis Clinches Berth in Skyline Championships

(yumacs.com) The Yeshiva University women’s tennis team concluded the regular season in triumphant fashion by knocking off the defending Skyline Conference Champion Sarah Lawrence College Gryphons, 6-3, at the USTA National Tennis Center on Tuesday evening. With the win, the Maccabees clinched a berth in the Skyline Conference Championships. YU will compete as the No. 4 seed and take on top-seeded Farmingdale State College, in the conference semifinal round, on Thursday afternoon. The time of the match is to be announced.

“It’s been a season of adjustments,” Yeshiva University Head Coach Danielle Carr said. “We have several new players on our roster that are making their way in the new college tennis world and are shining. It has been fabulous to watch.”

Yeshiva (5-3, 3-3 Skyline) won two out of three doubles flights, and then claimed four of the six singles matchups, on its way to earning the playoff-clinching victory.

First-year players Sarah Leiderman and Sarah Grunseid kicked it off for the Maccabees by dominating at No. 3 doubles, 8-2. After the Gryphons (2-9, 1-5 Skyline) claimed the No. 1 doubles flight, YU rookies Micka Mimoun and Shira Adler earned a key hard-fought victory at No. 2 doubles, 8-6, to put the Maccabees in the driver’s seat heading into singles play.

“The young recruits have finally found their footing and it shows in their match results,” Carr said. “We are very happy with, and proud of, their growth, development and progress.”

Grunseid kicked off the singles competition with a victory at the sixth flight, 6-1, 6-4. Leiderman followed with a dominating win at the fifth position, 6-2, 6-1. Sarah Lawrence bounced back to win the first and second singles matchups. However, Adler had a strong performance at No. 5 singles, winning the flight, 6-3, 6-1, to clinch the victory and a conference playoff spot for YU. Freshman Micka Mimoun capped it off for YU by winning at No. 3 singles, 7-5, 6-3.

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