Elis Go Undefeated in Singles against Army
WEST POINT, N.Y. – 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.
The Bulldogs began the day auspiciously with two straightforward wins in doubles against pairings from Boston College. Senior Patrick Chase and freshman Tyler Lu put in an impressive performance to top Michael McGinnis and Philip Nelson 8-5, while sophomore Jason Brown and freshman Alex Hagermoser eased to an 8-3 victory over Aiden McNulty and Jonathan Raude. Boston College managed to salvage a doubles win, however, when Kyle Childree and Matt Wagner narrowly defeated the Yale junior tandem of Daniel Faierman and Zachary Krumholz, 9-8.
The next order of business for the Bulldogs was a slate of singles matches against Army opponents. The Elis were successful against the host squad, notching seven wins against zero losses. Brown, Faierman, Hagermoser, Krumholz and Lu all picked up wins, as did senior captain Kyle Dawson and freshman Photos Photiades. Brown, Hagermoser and Photiades all posted three-set victories. With their triumphs on Sunday, Hagermoser, Krumholz and Lu finished the West Point Fall Quad undefeated in singles.
The Bulldogs' doubles results against Army closely mirrored their doubles results against Boston College—two solid wins and one close loss. Chase and Dawson defeated Asika Isoh and Rommel Verano 8-5, while Faierman and Lu showed impeccable teamwork in an 8-5 victory over Kyle Barnes and Austin McCasin. The freshman duo of Hagermoser and Photiades fought valiantly, but ultimately dropped its match against Army's Sam Lampman and Grant Riechmann, 8-6.
With their respective doubles victories on Sunday, Brown, Chase and Dawson completed their weekend at the Fall Quad undefeated in doubles, though Chase was the only one of the three to have played and won three doubles matches.
Between Saturday and Sunday, the Bulldogs went a combined 24-7 in singles and doubles. The Elis' success in both disciplines bodes well for their prospects at the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional Championships, which will take place at Yale in approximately 10 days' time, starting Oct. 17.
Yale's Sunday results from the Fall Quad can be found below.
Report by Robert Batista '15, Yale Sports Publicity
Yale-Boston College Doubles Results
Patrick Chase/Tyler Lu (Yale) def. Michael McGinnis/Philip Nelson (Boston College), 8-5
Jason Brown/Alex Hagermoser (Yale) def. Aiden McNulty/Jonathan Raude (Boston College), 8-3
Kyle Childree/Matt Wagner (Boston College) def. Daniel Faierman/Zachary Krumholz (Yale), 9-8 (7-1)
Yale-Army Singles Results
Lu (Yale) def. Sam Lampman (Army), 7-6, 6-3
Photos Photiades (Yale) def. Caison Best (Army), 6-2, 7-6, 10-6
Kyle Dawson (Yale) def. Austin McCasin (Army), 6-1, 6-4
Krumholz (Yale) def. Kyle Barnes (Army), 6-1, 7-6
Faierman (Yale) def. Benjamin Davies (Army), 6-1, 6-2
Hagermoser (Yale) def. David Proctor (Army), 6-4, 4-6, 10-4
Brown (Yale) def. Daniel Shutov (Army), 4-6, 6-1, 10-5
Yale-Army Doubles Results
Chase/Dawson (Yale) def. Asika Isoh/Rommel Verano (Army), 8-5
Faierman/Lu (Yale) def. Barnes/McCasin (Army), 8-5
Lampman/Grant Riechmann (Army) def. Hagermoser/Photiades (Yale), 8-6