Yamakawa And Goldberg Reach Second Round at ITA Championship

GENEVA, NY — SUNY New Paltz freshmen Eri Yamakawa (Eastchester, NY) and Alex Goldberg (Scarsdale, NY) each advanced to the second round of the 2004 Wilson/ITA Northeast Women’s Tennis Championship this afternoon at William Smith College.

Yamakawa, who was seeded 16th in the singles draw, advanced with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 win over Antoinette Lynch of Manhattanville College. Yamakawa then faced Elysa Kilman of Vassar and was defeated in three sets, 6-1, 0-6, 3-6.

Goldberg, who was unseeded in the singles draw, came away with a 6-3, 7-6 win over Ashley Balling of SUNY Brockport in her opening round match. Goldberg was eliminated in straight sets by fifth-seeded Libby Kent of Oneonta, 6-1, 6-3.

Junior Sara Goldstein (Merrick, NY) fell 6-2, 6-0 to seventh-seeded Anne Moulin of St. Lawrence in the first round.

In the doubles competition, Yamakawa and Goldberg teamed up to defeat Alex Holzman and Crystal Vo of Drew, 8-5. The victory put the Hawks tandem into the second round against seventh-seeded Laurie Dorscheid and Amanda Husson of SUNY Cortland. Dorscheid and Husson prevailed 8-5.