February 16, 2008

Yale Drops 7-2 Decision To Princeton In CSA Semifinals

Feb. 16, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The Bulldogs could not slow down No. 2 Princeton in the semifinals of the CSA team championships Saturday in Cambridge, losing 7-2. Yale's two individual wins were the first by any Ivy League opponent against Princeton this year.

No. 8 Colin Campbell picked up one of the victories in dramatic fashion, defeating Peter Sopher, 3-2 (7-9, 10-8, 9-1, 7-9, 9-3). No. 9 Naishadh Lalwani won the other match for the Elis, beating Philip Sopher, 3-0 (9-6, 9-7, 9-4).

Yale will take on Harvard in the third-place match tomorrow at 3 p.m. The Bulldogs beat the Crimson on Wednesday in New Haven by the score of 7-2.

Results:
No. 1 Mauricio Sanchez (P) def. Max Samuel (Y), 3-0 (9-3, 9-1, 9-1)
No. 2 Kimlee Wong (P) def. Aaron Fuchs (Y), 3-0 (9-4, 9-5, 9-2)
No. 3 David Letourneau (P) def. John Fulham (Y)
No. 4 David Canner (P) def. Francis Johnson (Y), 3-0 (9-2, 9-2, 9-5)
No. 5 Hesham El Halaby (P) def. Ho Ming Chiu (Y), 3-0 (9-7, 9-1, 9-1)
No. 6 Santiago Imberton (P) def. Moshe Sarfaty (Y), 3-0 (9-7, 9-4, 9-0)
No. 7 Tom McKay (P) def. Todd Ruth (Y), 3-0 (9-6, 9-6, 9-0)
No. 8 Colin Campbell (Y) def. Peter Sopher (P), 3-2 (7-9, 10-8, 9-1, 7-9, 9-3)
No. 9 Naishadh Lalwani (Y) def. Philip Sopher (P), 3-0 (9-6, 9-7, 9-4)

Report filed by David Sherfinski '08, Yale Sports Publicity