2013-14 Yale Men's Tennis News
March 2, 2014
Yale Puts on Impressive Display to Defeat Old Dominion, 6-1
Rejuvenated after three weeks of rest, the Yale men's tennis team entered Sunday's encounter against Old Dominion with purpose. Having narrowly edged Old Dominion in a nail-biting clash one year ago, the Bulldogs knew that a tough challenge was ahead of them if they were off their games. Yale (4-2, 0-0 Ivy) came out strong on its home courts to claim the doubles point, and then never looked back to run away with the 6-1 victory.
February 27, 2014
Elis Return to Action after Three-Week Break
After a three-week hiatus from competitive match play, the Yale men's tennis team will look to hit the ground running again when it faces Old Dominion this Sunday. For their fourth consecutive match, the Bulldogs will have the home court advantage. The match, which stands alone this weekend, is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.
February 8, 2014
Double Victory for No. 65 Yale on Successful Day at Cullman-Heyman
The Yale men's tennis team tasted victory not once, but two times on Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, where the squad impressed in wins over Fairfield and Georgetown. In the morning and early afternoon, No. 65 Yale (3-2, 0-0 Ivy) had to muster its best form to stage a comeback against Georgetown. Buoyed by the 5-2 win, the Bulldogs returned to the court in the late afternoon to upend Fairfield by a fairly comfortable 6-1 margin. Several Yale players contributed to both wins.
February 6, 2014
Saturday Doubleheader in Store for No. 65 Yale
The Yale men's tennis team is preparing for the challenge of a single-day doubleheader on Saturday, as the squad is set to take on both Fairfield and Georgetown back-to-back. Playing at home for the second weekend in a row, No. 65 Yale will go up against Georgetown first at 12:00 p.m., and will then look to recover quickly for a match against Fairfield soon thereafter, starting at approximately 4:00 p.m.
February 2, 2014
Photiades Plays Doubles, but Cyprus Falls to Denmark in Davis Cup
Yale freshman Photos Photiades and his fellow Cypriot teammates traveled to Denmark this weekend to participate in the prestigious Davis Cup tournament, but were unable to pull out the upset against Denmark. The tie between Cyprus and Denmark was a first round encounter in the Europe/Africa Zone Group II bracket, and the Danish players emerged victorious by a 4-1 margin. Despite the loss, it will have been a memorable experience for Photiades, who was not only selected to the team but was also called upon as one of Cyprus’s players in Saturday's pivotal doubles match.
February 2, 2014
Yale Drops First Home Match to East Tennessee, 5-2
The Yale men's tennis team played its first home match of the regular season Sunday against East Tennessee. In a hard-fought encounter, the Bulldogs narrowly fell short on their return to the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. No. 68 East Tennessee picked up the doubles point and then edged by No. 58 Yale in singles with a pair of crucial three-set victories. The final score was 5-2 in favor of the Buccaneers.
January 30, 2014
First Home Match on Tap for Bulldogs
A competitive clash awaits the Yale men's tennis team in the squad’s first home match of the regular season. No. 58 Yale (1-1, 0-0 Ivy) is slated to take on an opponent ranked just 10 spots below the Bulldogs in the national rankings, No. 68 East Tennessee (1-4, 0-0 A-Sun). Despite the evenness of the matchup in terms of ranking, the Elis will aim to capitalize on their home court advantage when they face the Buccaneers on Sunday.
January 29, 2014
Yale Freshman Photos Photiades Earns High Honor in Selection to Cyprus Davis Cup Team
This upcoming weekend will surely be one to remember for Yale freshman Photos Photiades, as he travels halfway across the world to Denmark to play alongside his Cypriot countrymen in the first round of the 2014 Davis Cup. The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis, and consists of more than 130 countries fielding their most elite tennis players in competition. Photiades, who hails from Cyprus, recently earned a spot on the 2014 Cyprus Davis Cup squad, and will have the honor of representing his country as the team takes on Denmark in the first round of Europe/Africa Zone Group II competition, starting on Friday.
January 19, 2014
No. 59 Yale Falls to No. 38 Virginia Tech
The Yale men's tennis team came up against a first-rate opponent in No. 38 Virginia Tech on Sunday at the Hokies' Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center. Though the Bulldogs stood resilient, Virginia Tech came away with the 7-0 victory. With the loss, the Elis will return home from their trip to Virginia with a 1-1 record to start the season, ready to take to their home courts in the upcoming weeks.
January 18, 2014
No. 59 Yale Opens Season with Win over Davidson
In its first match of the regular season, the Yale men's tennis team cruised past Davidson by a 5-2 margin. Playing Saturday morning at Virginia Tech's Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center, the Bulldogs showed the depth of their roster, as seniors and freshmen alike recorded triumphs that contributed to the team’s positive start to the new season.
January 16, 2014
Elis Head to Virginia for Season-Opening Doubleheader
The Yale men's tennis team will commence the second half of its 2013-14 season this upcoming weekend with a road trip to Blacksburg, Va. There, the Bulldogs are set to play two unfamiliar opponents in Davidson and No. 38 Virginia Tech. Both matches will take place at Virginia Tech’s scenic Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center. The Bulldogs' spring season will officially get underway on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. when they take on Davidson. Following this encounter, the Elis will have less than 24 hours of recovery time before taking the court against Virginia Tech at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.
January 9, 2014
New Challenges Await No. 59 Yale in Second Half of Season
After a busy two-month period in the fall during which members of the Yale men's tennis team competed in five different tournaments, the regular season is about to get underway, and the Bulldogs are preparing hard to make their mark. When the Elis were last on court, they put on an impressive display against their rivals at the Connecticut State Championships. They will look to replicate this form in the coming months, as they are set to square off against 15 different schools between January and late March before embarking on another quest to claim the Ivy League title in April. Yale begins the season ranked No. 59 in the nation.
October 27, 2013
Yale Freshmen Claim Singles and Doubles Crowns at CT State Championships
For the third consecutive year, members of the Yale men's tennis team finished the Connecticut State Championships with both the singles and doubles titles in hand. Sunday's matches at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center were a treat for the home fans, as the event's singles semifinals showcased an all-Yale lineup, and the doubles final featured a Bulldog duo. When all was said and done, it was two Eli freshmen who emerged victorious in Yale's last tournament of the fall season.
October 26, 2013
Bulldogs Nearly Unstoppable at Connecticut State Championships
On the middle day of the 2013 Connecticut State Championships, the Yale men's tennis team proved its depth of talent and its mettle with a devastating display of high-quality tennis. With Yale players appearing in every singles and doubles main draw match on Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, the Bulldogs ended the day with four of their own in the singles semifinals and one team in the doubles final. By virtue of their successful performance Saturday, the Elis are primed to repeat the results of last year's tournament, in which Yale claimed both the singles and doubles crowns.
October 25, 2013
Yale Puts on Sterling Display on Opening Day of Connecticut State Championships
The Yale men's tennis could not have asked for a much better start to its campaign at the 2013 Connecticut State Championships. Playing Friday at home against opponents from local rival schools Fairfield, Hartford, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart and the University of Connecticut, the Elis recorded a combined total of 13 wins out of 14 singles and doubles matches on the day. Eight Bulldogs advanced to the third round of singles, while five Yale doubles teams booked their places in the quarterfinals.
October 24, 2013
Elis Aim for Strong Finish at Connecticut State Championships
Having just taken part in the 2013 Northeast Regional Championships, the Yale men's tennis team is set for a quick turnaround with the annual Connecticut State Championships scheduled to begin on Friday. For the third time this season, the Bulldogs will welcome a quality lineup of schools to their home courts. This time, the competition will consist of Connecticut's finest collegiate talent. In this final event on the fall calendar, the Elis will look to draw upon their successful history at this tournament to come out on top once again against their local rivals.
October 20, 2013
Svenning Records Comeback Win at Northeast Regionals
Though all members of the Yale men's tennis team have been eliminated from the singles and doubles main draws at the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional Championships, a few Elis turned to the consolation draw as a way of gaining match experience and confidence. Sunday's consolation play on Yale's outdoor courts saw three Bulldogs in action, with one pulling out a three-set triumph.
October 19, 2013
Bulldogs Knocked Out of Main Draw Play at Northeast Regionals
The third day of the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional Championships proved to be a tough outing for members of the Yale men's tennis team, as they struggled to stay alive in main draw action. All Elis were ultimately eliminated by the end of the day, but a few players managed to salvage wins in consolation play.
October 18, 2013
Yale Players Advance at Northeast Regionals
On the first day of main draw play at the 2013 United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional Championships, eight members of the Yale men's tennis team took to the court looking to advance. Playing Friday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, two of Yale's qualifiers managed to continue their winning ways in singles, while one doubles pairing scored a win.
October 17, 2013
Faierman and Hagermoser Earn Main Draw Berths at Northeast Regional Championships
The 2013 edition of the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional Championships kicked off Thursday with qualifying action at Yale's Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The host team fielded four players in the singles qualifying bracket, with two successfully winning their pair of matches, giving the Bulldogs a total of six entries into the main draw.
October 15, 2013
Bulldogs with Momentum Heading into Northeast Regional Championships
After 10 days of rest and preparation, the Yale men's tennis team is set to take part in the most anticipated event on the fall calendar, the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Championships. Fortunately for the Bulldogs, they will not have to travel very far for this elite gathering, as the tournament for the Northeast region will take place at Yale's home courts. The action, which will feature the very best of collegiate tennis in the region, starts on Thursday, and will continue into next Tuesday.
October 15, 2013
Total Mortgage Athlete Spotlight of the Week – Men’s Tennis Player Kyle Dawson
There is no question why Kyle Dawson was elected captain of the 2013-14 Yale men’s tennis team. Leadership is a trait that runs in the Dawson family, as Kyle became the third Dawson brother to captain the Bulldogs. Kyle’s resilient effort over the past three years has inspired his teammates and makes him our latest Total Mortgage Athlete Spotlight of the Week.
October 6, 2013
Yale Concludes Impressive Weekend at West Point Fall Quad
The Yale men's tennis team followed up a solid first day at the West Point Fall Quad with an even stronger showing on the second and final day of the event. Playing at Army's Lichtenberg Tennis Center, the Elis went undefeated in singles against the host team and won a majority of their doubles matches as well. All in all, Yale completed its showing at the annual invite with victories in over three-quarters of its singles and doubles matches.
October 5, 2013
Bulldogs Strong on First Day of West Point Fall Quad
The Yale men's tennis team came out strong on the first day of the West Point Fall Quad Saturday, going 10-4 at singles and 3-1 at doubles.
October 3, 2013
Yale Hits the Road for West Point Fall Quad
The Yale men's tennis team is set to resume its fall schedule this weekend in West Point, N.Y., where it will take part in the West Point Fall Quad, an invite hosted by Army. Players from Army and Yale will be joined by players from Boston College and St. Bonaventure in what promises to be a fast-paced weekend of singles and doubles play at Army’s home courts. The action is slated to begin on Saturday and will carry over into Sunday.
September 23, 2013
Lu Finishes Ivy Plus Run in Style
Two freshmen on the Yale men's tennis team ended their first home event on a high note Sunday, with one claiming a main draw victory and the other capturing a win in consolation play. Yale's results on the final day of the Ivy Plus also included a trio of losses in three-set affairs.
September 21, 2013
New Talent and Experience on Display at Ivy Plus Invitational
The second day of the Ivy Plus Invitational saw a number of high-quality contests at Yale’s courts, with the home squad recording a number of important victories. Bulldogs from both ends of the age spectrum showed good form Saturday, with one freshman earning his first collegiate win and another gaining his first collegiate main draw final, while a senior prevailed in an all-Yale duel.
September 20, 2013
Freshmen Shine at Ivy Plus Invitational
Unfazed by a weekend of mixed results at the Princeton-Farnsworth, the Yale men's tennis team performed well in front of a home crowd Friday at the inaugural Ivy Plus Invitational. Five different members of the squad recorded singles victories, with two freshmen making impressive showings to earn semifinal berths.
September 19, 2013
Yale to Host Inaugural Ivy Plus Invitational
With the Yale men's tennis team set to host the inaugural edition of the Ivy Plus Invitational this upcoming weekend, the squad can look forward to three days of playing on familiar territory as it looks to bounce back from a weekend of mixed results at the Princeton-Farnsworth Invitational. The action will begin Friday at Yale's home courts, and play will continue into Saturday and Sunday.
September 15, 2013
Yale Wraps Up Weekend at Princeton-Farnsworth
The Yale men's tennis team scored a handful of victories on the final day of the Princeton-Farnsworth Invitational, bringing to a close the squad's opening weekend of the fall season. Sunday’s action at the Lenz Tennis Center saw the Bulldog fighting spirit come out in full force, with a freshman concluding a fine collegiate debut and two seniors engaging in three-set thrillers.
September 14, 2013
Elis Score Wins on Second Day of Princeton-Farnsworth
After a difficult opening day for the Bulldogs at the Princeton-Farnsworth Invitational, four members of the team returned to the courts to play their respective consolation matches Saturday. While a freshman dropped a close match, a senior managed to advance to the final of his consolation bracket.
September 13, 2013
Bulldogs Experience Tough Outing on Opening Day of Princeton-Farnsworth
On the first day of the Princeton-Farnsworth Invitational, the Yale men's tennis team fielded players in all singles and doubles flights, but all who played were knocked out of their main draws by the time Friday's play came to a close. Despite these setbacks, two singles players and one double teams scored wins in the consolation brackets, and four singles players still remain in contention to finish on top in their respective consolation flights.
September 12, 2013
2013-14 Season Kicks Off at Princeton-Farnsworth Invitational
A fresh season of tennis is right around the corner for the Yale men's tennis team, as the squad is set to hit the courts at the Princeton-Farnsworth Invitational on Friday at Princeton's Lenz Tennis Center. The weekend tournament will consist of six singles flights and two doubles flights. Players from 14 different schools in this region of the country, including five Ancient Eight schools, will be competing.
August 1, 2013
Yale Set to Meet Familiar and New Foes in 2013-14 Season
As the Yale men's tennis team gears up for its 2013-14 season, it can already look forward to a host of challenging and exciting matchups. The fall portion of the season contains its usual parade of tournaments, with a couple of new additions, while the spring stretch pits Yale against a number of old and new opponents, culminating in the all-important Ivy League season in April.
June 20, 2013
Class of 2017 Features Top-Notch Talent
Though the Yale men's tennis team is losing four standout seniors this season, the squad is welcoming two freshmen in the Class of 2017 with impressive pre-collegiate credentials. Both Tyler Lu and Photos Photiades are among the elite players in their respective home countries, and both bring with them a versatile list of accomplishments. Significantly, the newcomers' past successes in both singles and doubles signal that they will be valuable assets on a Bulldog squad intent on claiming the Ivy League title.