Yale Ends William and Mary’s Four-Match Winning Streak with 4-2 Victory

Stefan Doehler (photo by Alexandra Schmeling)
Stefan Doehler (photo by Alexandra Schmeling)

Andrienko, Doehler, Hagermoser, Lu and Svenning Post Wins  

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – In the first match of its weekend doubleheader in Virginia, the Yale men's tennis team emerged victorious in a tough battle against William & Mary, ending the latter's four-match winning streak.  After narrowly securing the doubles point, the Bulldogs added three wins in singles play to seal the 4-2 victory.

The clash for the doubles point came down to the wire as Yale and William & Mary scored 6-3 victories at No. 3 and No. 1 doubles, respectively.  At the No. 3 spot, the sophomore duo of Alex Hagermoser and Tyler Lu defeated Addison Appleby and Damon Niquet.  Turning the match in favor of the Elis was the freshman tandem of Fedor Andrienko and Stefan Doehler.  The Yale pair, playing at No. 2 doubles, overcame Christian Cargill and Scott Huang in a tiebreaker by a final score of 7-6(5).

Singles turned out to be a tense affair as well, as William & Mary managed to notch two points before the Bulldogs were able to complete the overall win.  At No. 1 singles, Lu showed good form in a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Cargill.  At the No. 3 position, junior Martin Svenning upended Appleby 7-6, 6-2.  In the match at No. 5 singles, Doehler stood his ground to claim a pivotal 6-4, 7-6(7) victory.

Full results from Saturday's match against William & Mary can be found below.   

Yale will be aiming to end another winning streak on Sunday when it meets Old Dominion on the latter's home turf at 10:00 a.m.  Old Dominion has enjoyed a 6-0 start to the 2015 season.

Report by Robert Batista '15, Yale Sports Publicity

 Position  College of William and Mary  Yale University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  Christian Cargill  Tyler Lu  Yale University  6-3, 7-5
 #2 Singles  Will Juggins  Ziqi Wang  College of William and Mary  6-3, 6-3
 #3 Singles  Addison Appleby  Martin Svenning  Yale University  7-6, 6-2
 #4 Singles  Damon Niquet  Daniel Faierman  Unfinished  DNF - 6-3, 3-6, 2-2
 #5 Singles  Scott Huang  Stefan Doehler  Yale University  6-4, 7-6 (7)
 #6 Singles  Alec Miller  Fedor Andrienko  College of William and Mary  6-4, 6-3
 #1 Doubles  Aaron Chaffee
 Will Juggins
 Martin Svenning
 Ziqi Wang
 College of William and Mary  6-3
 #2 Doubles  Christian Cargill
 Scott Huang
 Fedor Andrienko
 Stefan Doehler
 Yale University  7-6 (5)
 #3 Doubles  Damon Niquet
 Addison Appleby
 Tyler Lu
 Alex Hagermoser
 Yale University  6-3