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Sophomore Carmen Lai
Courtesy: Ed Davis

Carmen Lai and Dorothy Safron Advance at USTA/ITA Northeast Regional

Courtesy: Delaware Athletics
Release: 10/18/2013
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Sophomore Carmen Lai (Shatin, Hong Kong) and senior Dorothy Safron (New York, N.Y.) advanced Friday afternoon on their first day of play at the 2013 USTA/ITA Northeast Regional, held at the University of Virginia.

As a duo, Lai and Safron defeated Navy’s Sam Droop and Erin Snook, 8-4, in the doubles main draw.  The pair will play Virginia Tech’s Raluca Mita and Francesca Fusinato at 9 a.m. Saturday.

In singles action, Lai went 1-1 on the day and will continue play Saturday against Penn State’s Katherine Whiteaway in the qualifying singles draw.  Lai fell to Pitt’s Amanda Wickman, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, in the singles qualifying draw before defeating Brittany Yang from Liberty, 6-3, 0-6, 1-0 (8).

HEN SCRATCHINGS
     §   Carmen Lai is 9-7 in singles action this season and 27-15 overall in her two-year career at Delaware.
     §   In two years playing together, Carmen Lai and Dorothy Safron are 22-15 in doubles play, good to tie for eighth place in UD history with Julia Kratzer and Mary Wolfenden (1990-95).  This season, the duo are currently 8-3 overall.
     §   Dorothy Safron holds a career doubles mark of 56-34, which ties her for eighth all-time with Rebecca Fearins (1993-98) and Karen Greenstein (1996-00).
     §   The Blue Hens are 42-42 in singles and 24-14 in doubles action this season.
 
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
     §   Oct. 18-22, 2013 – USTA/ITA Atlantic Regional – at University of Virginia.
     §   Fall schedule complete.
     §   Spring schedule begins Saturday, Feb. 22 vs. Quinnipiac at Elkton Indoor Courts.

AGATE
DOUBLES MAIN DRAW
Carmen Lai/Dorothy Safron (UD) def. Sam Droop/Erin Snook (Navy), 8-4 

SINGLES QUALIFYING DRAW
Amanda Wickman (Pitt) def. Carmen Lai (UD), 3-6, 7-5, 6-2

QUALIFYING CONSOLATION SINGLES DRAW
Carmen Lai def. Brittany Yang (Liberty), 6-3, 0-6, 1-0 (8)

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