Elis Down Dartmouth, 6-3

Jan. 13, 2007

HANOVER, NH - Coming off a 6-3 win over Williams on Friday, the Bulldogs extended their win streak with another 6-3 victory over Dartmouth on Saturday. The Elis got strong play from the bottom of their lineup in the win, including a remarkable comeback by No. 5 Todd Ruth.

After dropping the first two games to Michael Shrubb, 9-6, 9-0, Ruth fought off several match points in the third before taking the game, 10-8. He won the fourth game 9-6 and dominated the fifth 9-1 to pick up the big win for the Bulldogs.

"Todd really showed a lot of heart," said Associate Head Coach Gareth Webber. "He was struggling a little bit, but it was great for him to come through."

Below Ruth on the ladder, No. 6 Ho Ming Chiu beat Dan Wagman, 3-0 (10-8, 9-7, 9-2), No. 7 Colin Campbell got by Tyler Young, 3-1 (9-2, 5-9, 10-9, 9-7), No. 8 Bill Hatch trounced Jim Crandell, 3-0 (9-4, 9-0, 9-1), and No. 9 Ethan Oetter thrashed Billy Nix, 3-0 (9-1, 9-1, 9-3).

Rounding out the Bulldog victories was No. 3 Moshe Sarfaty, who beat Ted Newhouse, 3-1 (9-5, 10-8, 0-9, 9-0).

No. 1 Nick Chirls lost a tough 10-9 first game to Todd Wood in his match, ultimately bowing out in three games. No. 2 Max Samuel took Andrew Boumford to five games, but couldn't pull through in the end, losing 9-3 in the final game.

"We knew the match would be tough at the top," Webber said. "Max played well; he just didn't get off to a good start in the fifth."

Nevertheless, the Bulldogs evened their league record at 1-1 with the victory. The Elis are back in action next Friday, when they head back on the road to face off against Western Ontario.

Results:
No. 1 Todd Wood (D) def. Nick Chirls (Y), 3-0 (10-9, 9-4, 9-5)
No. 2 Andrew Boumford (D) def. Max Samuel (Y), 3-2 (6-9, 9-6, 9-4, 2-9, 9-3)
No. 3 Moshe Sarfaty (Y) def. Ted Newhouse (D), 3-1 (9-5, 10-8, 0-9, 9-0)
No. 4 Adam King (D) def. Francis Johnson (Y), 3-0 (9-4, 9-4, 9-4)
No. 5 Todd Ruth (Y) def. Michael Shrubb (D), 3-2 (6-9, 0-9, 10-8, 9-6, 9-1)
No. 6 Ho Ming Chiu (Y) def. Dan Wagman (D), 3-0 (10-8, 9-7, 9-2)
No. 7 Colin Campbell (Y) def. Tyler Young (D), 3-1 (9-2, 5-9, 10-9, 9-7)
No. 8 Bill Hatch (Y) def. Jim Crandell (D), 3-0 (9-4, 9-0, 9-1)
No. 9 Ethan Oetter (Y) def. Billy Nix (D), 3-0 (9-1, 9-1, 9-3)

Report filed by David Sherfinski '08, Yale Sports Publicity