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Yale Finishes Undefeated Weekend with Wins over Colgate and Monmouth

Yale Finishes Undefeated Weekend with Wins over Colgate and Monmouth

Bulldogs Impress in Singles Play

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's tennis team completed a superb start to its season on Sunday with consecutive wins over Colgate and Monmouth.  One day after clipping Buffalo 4-3, the Bulldogs returned to the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center to finish a 7-0 sweep over Colgate.  Yale then upended Monmouth 6-1 to open the season on a three-match winning streak.

On Saturday, Yale had begun its contest against Colgate by emerging victorious in all six singles matches.  At No. 1 singles, Ziqi Wang, ranked No. 95 in the nation, staged a comeback to defeat Colgate's Jacob Daugherty in three competitive sets, 6-7, 7-6, 6-1.  The remaining five singles players—senior Daniel Faierman, junior Photos Photiades, sophomore Alex Hagermoser and freshmen Fedor Andrienko and Stefan Doehler—all recorded fairly comfortable straight-set wins.

Sunday saw the conclusion of the Colgate match as both teams took to the court for doubles.  Despite a loss at the No. 2 spot, the Bulldogs managed to seal the 7-0 victory by claiming wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. 

Transitioning immediately to the Monmouth encounter, Yale did not get off to the most auspicious start, dropping two doubles matches.  The all-freshman duo of Andrienko and Doehler nonetheless posted a 7-6 win at No. 3 doubles.

Though Monmouth had the slim lead heading into singles play, it was the Bulldogs who bounced back with another string of six singles victories.  At No. 1 singles, sophomore Tyler Lu defeated Victor Pugliese 7-5, 6-4, while Wang followed suit at the No. 2 spot, scoring a 6-4, 7-6 win over Przemyslaw Filipek.  Faierman and Hagermoser both produced three-set wins at No. 3 and No. 5 singles, respectively, while junior Martin Svenning won at the No. 4 spot with the loss of only three games.  With his 7-5, 6-2 triumph over Monmouth's Luke Adamus at No. 6 singles, Doehler became the only member of the Yale squad to win three singles matches over the course of the weekend. 

Full results from Yale's matches against Colgate and Monmouth can be found below.

Yale's next set of matches will take place in one week's time.  The Bulldogs host Fairfield and Iowa this coming weekend.

Report by Robert Batista '15, Yale Sports Publicity

 Position  Yale University  Colgate University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  #95 Ziqi Wang  Jacob Daugherty  Yale University  6-7, 7-6, 6-1
 #2 Singles  Daniel Faierman  Alan Pleat  Yale University  6-3, 6-3
 #3 Singles  Alex Hagermoser  Nick Laub  Yale University  6-0, 6-1
 #4 Singles  Stefan Doehler  Rob Alter  Yale University  6-2, 6-2
 #5 Singles  Photos Photiades  Tom Haile  Yale University  6-1, 6-2
 #6 Singles  Fedor Andrienko  Jake Hirschberg  Yale University  6-3, 6-1
 #1 Doubles  Martin Svenning
 Ziqi Wang
 Alan Pleat
 Nick Laub
 Yale University  6-2
 #2 Doubles  Tyler Lu
 Fedor Andrienko
 Jacob Daugherty
 Tom Haile
 Colgate University  6-4
 #3 Doubles  Daniel Faierman
 Stefan Doehler
 Jake Hirschberg
 Rob Alter
 Yale University  6-1
 
 Position  Yale University  Monmouth University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  Tyler Lu  Victor Pugliese  Yale University  7-5, 6-4
 #2 Singles  #95 Ziqi Wang  Przemyslaw Filipek  Yale University  6-4, 7--6
 #3 Singles  Daniel Faierman  Alejandro Gomez Estrada  Yale University  6-2, 6-7, 6-4
 #4 Singles  Martin Svenning  Christian Vieira  Yale University  6-2, 6-1
 #5 Singles  Alex Hagermoser  Woravin Kumthonkittikul  Yale University  4-6, 6-4, 6-2
 #6 Singles  Stefan Doehler  Luke Adamus  Yale University  7-5, 6-2
 #1 Doubles  Daniel Faierman
 Tyler Lu
 Przemyslaw Filipek
 Victor Pugliese
 Monmouth University  6-4
 #2 Doubles  Martin Svenning
 Ziqi Wang
 Vidit Vaghela
 Christian Vieira
 Monmouth University  6-2
 #3 Doubles  Fedor Andrienko
 Stefan Doehler
 Alejandro Gomez Estrada
 Woravin Kumthonkittikul
 Yale University  7-6