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Three Yale Players Advance at USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships

Daniel Faierman. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Daniel Faierman. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Faierman, Svenning and Wang Record Victories at National Tennis Center

FLUSHING, N.Y. – Northeast Regionals main draw action got underway on Friday at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, with several members of the Yale men's tennis team taking part.  By the close of play, three Bulldogs had advanced in the main flights.

Senior Daniel Faierman had success at last year's edition of the Northeast Regional Championships, and this time around is no different so far, as he opened his campaign with a well-earned 7-5, 6-3 win over St. Bonaventure's Eduardo Irizarry.   In doubles, the duo of junior Martin Svenning and freshman Ziqi Wang put on a superb display to earn a pair of hard-fought victories.  Svenning and Wang first defeated Boston College's team of Kent Mukai and Philip Nelson, 8-6.  They then carried their momentum into their next encounter against the talented Cornell team of Jason Luu and Quoc-Daniel Nguyen, emerging with another 8-6 win.

In other Bulldog matches on the day, the sophomore tandem of Alex Hagermoser and Photos Photiades won its first match against Sacred Heart's duo of Matt Dean and Brian Power, 8-3.  They were unable to replicate this triumph, however, as they fell in their next encounter against a team from Buffalo.  Hagermoser and Svenning also lost in their first round singles matches, and the Yale team of Faierman and sophomore Tyler Lu were unable to advance in the doubles draw.

Lu and Wang, both of whom received byes into the second round of singles, will open their tournaments on Saturday, and Faierman will contest his second round match.  The action begins at the National Tennis Center at 8:00 a.m. 

Report by Robert Batista '15, Yale Sports Publicity