2018-19 Yale Men's Tennis News

  • Bulldogs Fall To Princeton In Season Finale
    April 21, 2019
    Yale wrapped up the season with a 4-1 loss to Princeton on Sunday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.
  • Bulldogs Fall To Penn
    April 20, 2019
    Yale won the doubles point but dropped a 4-1 decision to Penn at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.
  • Dartmouth Tops Yale
    April 14, 2019
    In its final road match of the season, Yale fell to Dartmouth 4-1 in Hanover, N.H.
  • Yale Tennis to Take on Harvard, Dartmouth
    April 12, 2019
    Yale Men’s Tennis will play against Harvard at 2:00 this Friday afternoon at the Cullman Heyman Tennis Center, with the season continuing Sunday at 1:00 at Dartmouth. The Yale-Harvard rivalry need not be elaborated upon, and the Elis have a tremendous opportunity to take down the No. 37 ranked Crimson at their home courts. With this also being the last season of head coach Alex Dorato and assistant coach Christian Appleman, this match is no doubt a special one for all of Yale Men’s Tennis. Dartmouth currently stands at No. 39 in the NCAA national rankings and presents yet another opportunity for Yale to boost their Ivy League record and ignite their conference season. Results will be posted after each respective match. Report by Andrew Heller '20, Yale Sports Publicity
  • Bulldogs Fall To No. 37 Harvard
    April 12, 2019
    The Yale men’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 37 Harvard on Friday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.
  • Cornell Defeats Yale 4-0
    April 07, 2019
    The Yale Bulldogs fell to Cornell this past Sunday on Cornell’s home courts, dropping the doubles point and going on to lose the match 4-0. Yale will continue its Ivy League campaign at home this Friday against Harvard and on Sunday at Dartmouth. Yale was not able to gain much momentum in doubles despite their impressive record this season, and the Big Red pounced on this opportunity to take the lead and some added confidence entering singles play. The Bulldogs battled hard but lost at the Nos. 2, 4, and 5 positions while some close matches were left unfinished at the other positions. Cornell is currently ranked No. 47 in the country and the success of some players in competing at their level, especially junior Dylan King and senior Captain Nathan Brown, shows that Yale has the ability to snatch several wins in the second half of their Ivy League season. Report by Andrew Heller '20, Yale Sports Publicity Full Results: Singles 1. Alafia Ayeni (C) vs. Dylan King (Yale), DNF 2. Lev Kazakov (C) def. Ryan Cheng (Yale), 6-1, 6-3 3. #30 David Volfson (C) vs. Cody Lin (Yale), DNF 4. Daniel Soyfer (C) def. Arnav Dhingra (Yale), 6-3, 6-4 5. Eero Vasa (C) def. Alan Sou (Yale), 6-4, 6-1 6. Evan Bynoe (C) vs. Nathan Brown (Yale), DNF Doubles 1. #40 Soyfer/Volfson (C) def. Cheng/Lin (Yale), 6-2 2. Ayeni/Kazakov (C) def. Nathan Brown/King (Yale), 6-2 3. Joseph McAllister/Vasa (C) def. Dhingra/Heller (Yale), 6-1
  • Yale to Take on Columbia, Cornell
    April 06, 2019
    The Yale Bulldogs will journey to Columbia and Cornell this weekend to continue conference play. Matches will take place at 1:00 p.m. on both days. After a difficult loss to Brown to open up the Ivy League season last Sunday at home, the Elis will look to rebound against two tough opponents this weekend. Columbia has particularly seen extraordinary success this season, currently holding a team NCAA national ranking of No. 12. The Bulldogs will look to continue their dominance, particularly on the doubles court, and will certainly push Columbia to bring out their best. Though Yale suffered some tight singles losses against Brown, look for junior Dylan King to continue his reign at the No. 1 position and for sophomore Alan Sou to continue to hold strong at the No. 6 position. In doubles, King and senior captain Nathan Brown remain undefeated this spring at the No. 2 position and will look to further prove themselves against some of the toughest opponents in the Ivy League. Results will be posted after Saturday’s match. Report by Andrew Heller '20, Yale Sports Publicity
  • No. 12 Columbia Tops Yale
    April 06, 2019
    The Yale Men’s Tennis team was bested by Columbia this past Saturday 4-0 at Columbia’s Dick Savitt Tennis Center in New York City. The Bulldogs started the match toe-to-toe with the Lions, and saw chances to take the doubles point with close matches at the Nos. 1 and 3 positions. Columbia’s Lin and Matheson would eventually win out 6-4 at the No. 1 spot, halting play at 5-5 on the No. 3 court. Columbia was able to boost their level of play even higher heading into singles, taking all six first sets and coming away with a 4-0 win after earning singles victories at the Nos. 1, 3, and 6 positions. First year Arnav Dhingra held his own at the No. 4 spot, taking five games off his opponent in the first set while junior Ryan Cheng put up a solid fight alongside him at the No. 2 spot. The Bulldogs will come away from this match with some extra motivation going into the second half of the Ivy League season, especially considering their upcoming match against Harvard this Friday at home. Report by Andrew Heller '20, Yale Sports Publicity Full Results: Doubles Lin-Matheson (Col) def. Cheng-Lin (Y) 6-4 Pham-Pandole (Col.) def. Brown-King (Y) 6-2 Heller-Dhingra (Y) vs. Wang-Huang (Col) 5-5 [DNF] Singles Pham (Col.) def. King (Y) 6-1, 6-2 Pandole (Col.) led Cheng (Y) 6-3, 3-0 (DNF) Wang (Col.) def. Lin (Y) 6-0, 6-2 Huang (Col.) led Dhingra (Y) 7-5, 3-0 (DNF) Keyser (Col.) led Heller (Y) 6-2, 4-0 (DNF) Matheson (Col.) def. Sou (Y) 6-2, 6-2
  • Brown Edges Yale 4-2 In Ivy Opener
    March 31, 2019
    Yale opened Ivy League play with a hard-fought 4-2 loss to Brown on Sunday.
  • Bulldogs Drop Buffalo 5-2
    March 30, 2019
    Yale tuned up for Sunday’s Ivy League opener against Brown with a 5-2 victory over Buffalo on Saturday.
  • Yale to Take on St. John’s at Home
    March 24, 2019
    The Yale Bulldogs will compete in their second-to-last regular season match before heading into the Ivy League season, taking the court against St. John’s at home at noon on Sunday. Yale Men’s Tennis has just come off a successful spring break trip in California, snatching victories over Portland and Sacramento State and falling to UC Davis by a narrow margin. The Elis have shown especially great improvements in their doubles performance, taking the doubles point in the last 7 straight matches to put themselves off to a 1-0 team lead. Senior captain Nathan Brown and junior Dylan King have played a crucial role in this success, holding their own at the No. 2 position on a consistent basis. In singles, look for junior Ryan Cheng to continue his dominance at the No. 2 position along with sophomore phenom Alan Sou who has been on an absolute tear of late at the No. 6 position. Yale will continue to lean both on the depth of their singles lineup as well as their doubles expertise to place itself in a strong position come Ivy League competition. Report by Andrew Heller '20, Yale Sports Publicity
  • Yale Drops Tough Match to St. John’s
    March 24, 2019
    The Yale Bulldogs fell 4-1 to St. John’s Sunday in a hard-fought match at the Cullman Heyman Tennis Center. Matches will resume at home this coming Saturday and Sunday against Buffalo and Brown, respectively. The Elis got off to a particularly strong start in doubles, proving their lineup worthy of competing toe-to-toe against the most formidable teams. Senior captain Nathan Brown and junior Dylan King were able to secure a win at the No. 2 position for the Bulldogs 6-3 over experienced St. John’s duo Andrei Crapcenco and Luka Sucevic. Soon after, junior Andrew Heller and first year Arnav Dhingra closed out the doubles point for Yale with a 6-3 victory at the No. 3 position. St. John’s refused to yield going into singles play, however, with several courts getting off to an early lead for the Red Storm. Sophomore Alan Sou was first to come off court with a 6-3, 6-3 loss to St. John’s Trejgut in a nonetheless exciting and competitive match. Dhingra and sophomore Cody Lin were both defeated by similar margins at their respective Nos. 3 and 4 positions, and St. John’s was able to clinch the match with a 7-5, 7-5 win at the No. 1 position over Yale’s King. The Elis will look to strike back this coming weekend at home again, viewing this match as a valuable learning experience heading into the Ivy League season. Report by Andrew Heller '20, Yale Sports Publicity Full Results: Doubles: Cheng / Lin (Yale) vs. Nunez Aguilera / Roszkowski (SJU) – DNF Brown / King (Yale) def. Crapcenco / Sucevic (SJU) – 6-3 Heller / Dhingra (Yale) def. Trejgut / Vashistha (SJU) – 6-3 Singles: Crapcenco (SJU) def. King (Yale) – 7-5, 7-5 Cheng (Yale) vs. Nunez Aguilera (SJU) – 3-6, 5-4 DNF Vashistha (SJU) def. Lin (Yale) – 6-2, 6-4 Vukicevic (SJU) def. Dhingra (Yale) – 6-3, 6-4 Heller (Yale) vs. Bhakar (SJU) – 7-5, 5-6 DNF Trejgut (SJU) def. Sou (Yale) – 6-3, 6-3
  • Yale Gears Up for UC Davis
    March 14, 2019
    The Yale Men’s Tennis team will square off against UC Davis at 2:00 this Thursday afternoon in Davis, California. This will be one of three matches the Bulldogs will play this week, the other two against Sacramento State and Portland on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Yale will look to build on their successes their last few matches both in doubles and singles, with several players having stepped up in recent weeks in the absence of first year star Michael Sun. Sophomore Alan Sou has been a particularly valuable asset for the Elis, winning his last four matches since entering the singles lineup. In doubles, senior captain Nathan Brown will look to continue his dominance alongside junior veteran Dylan King. In singles, junior Ryan Cheng and sophomore Cody Lin will both look to extend their respective singles win streaks in their home state of California while also teaming up at the No. 1 doubles position. First year Arnav Dhingra will likely play alongside junior Andrew Heller, with the undefeated duo looking to leave their mark during this string of matches. Report by Andrew Heller '20, Yale Sports Publicity
  • Yale Finishes Out Perfect Weekend at Home
    March 10, 2019
    The Yale Bulldogs triumphed over Boston University Sunday afternoon with a convincing 6-1 victory to close out the weekend at home. Yale will continue competition Thursday at UC Davis looking to build on a four-match win streak. The Elis took their lead early on, with senior captain Nathan Brown and junior Dylan King breaking away from their opponents early to cruise to a 6-3 win at the No. 2 spot. This is a doubles pairing that has had success in the past, and will now be reunited with the absence of first year Michael Sun from the lineup. Junior Ryan Cheng and sophomore Cody Lin also continued their dominance, now at the No. 1 spot, with a 6-4 victory to clinch the doubles point for the Bulldogs. The Terriers took the singles court and went toe-to-toe with Yale on several courts before ultimately bowing out. Sophomore Alan Sou was able to lift Yale to a 2-0 lead with a smooth 6-2, 6-3 win at the No. 6 position, showcasing again the depth of Yale’s singles lineup this season. Sou will continue to play a big part in the Bulldogs’ success going into this postseason. King also toppled his opponent at the No. 1 spot by a similar margin of 6-3, 6-1, building on his dominance on court for the Bulldogs this spring season. First year Arnav Dhingra would suffer a hard-fought 6-3, 6-3 loss at the No. 3 position, but would soon be backed up by junior Ryan Cheng with a 6-4, 6-1 win at the No. 2 position. With a win from junior Andrew Heller at the No. 5 spot, Cody Lin found himself to be last on court with his teammates all cheering him on from the sidelines. Lin’s poise and formidable groundstrokes would push him over the edge in a thrilling third set tiebreak win for the Bulldogs to conclude the evening on a high note. The match’s full scores can be found below. Report by Andrew Heller '20, Yale Sports Publicity Full Results: Doubles: Cheng / Lin (Yale) def. Lu / Bogatin (BU) – 6-4 Brown / King (Yale) def. Hartenstein / Siozios (BU) – 6-3 Heller / Dhingra (Yale) vs. Stehling / Kolsky – 5-4 DNF Singles: King (Yale) def. Lu (BU) – 6-3, 6-1 Cheng (Yale) def. Bogatin (BU) – 6-4, 6-1 Siozios (BU) def. Dhingra (Yale) – 6-3, 6-3 Lin (Yale) def. Hartenstein (BU) – 7-6(5), 5-7, 10-8 Heller (Yale) def. Gutierrez (BU) – 7-6(5), 7-5 Sou (Yale) def. Sable (BU) – 6-2, 6-3
  • Yale Men’s Tennis with Two Double Headers at Home
    March 09, 2019
    The Yale Men’s Tennis team will start the weekend off with matches against NJIT and Marist on Saturday at 12 and 3, respectively, and will continue against Fairfield and Boston University on Sunday at 1 and 3, respectively. The Bulldogs will also compete in a challenging string of away matches in California next week, with the match times posted on the Men’s Tennis schedule page. With first year Michael Sun sidelined for the rest of the season due to injury, the Bulldogs will turn to several players to step up in his absence. Senior captain Nathan Brown will look to step up in the doubles lineup, and junior Andrew Heller will enter the lineup alongside first year Arnav Dhingra.
  • Yale Scores Win Over William and Mary
    February 23, 2019
    The Yale Bulldogs defeated William and Mary this past Saturday in a confident display on the road, coming away with a 4-1 victory. Yale will resume their regular season on the weekend of March 9 with a series of home matches, starting with New Jersey Institute of Technology. Yale found itself in a dogfight early on in doubles play as both sides of all three matches refused to drop a service game. Senior captain Nathan Brown and first year Arnav Dhingra held on tight to come away with a 7-6 victory over the talented William and Mary duo of Talcott and Quiros. But the Tribe struck back, showing their resilience with a 7-6 win at the No. 2 position over junior Ryan Cheng and sophomore Cody Lin. Finding themselves down by several points at the start of the set tiebreaker, junior Dylan King and first year Michael Sun were able to dig down and defeat their opponents 7-6 to clinch the doubles point for the Elis. Singles play began just as evenly matched as doubles had proved to be, and the Tribe quickly bounced back with a hard-fought win at the No. 4 position over Dhingra. After dropping the first sets across several courts, Cody Lin and Dylan King were able to give the Bulldogs a strong boost with close wins at their respective Nos. 5 and 2 positions. Finding themselves up 3-1, Yale needed one more singles win to close out the match, with Michael Sun, Ryan Cheng, and Andrew Heller each finding themselves in a third set. With all three Bulldogs battling alongside each other, Heller was the first to emerge with an 0-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory to clinch the match for the Bulldogs 4-1. Report by Andrew Heller '20, Yale Sports Publicity Full Results: Doubles: King/Sun (Yale) def. Volk/Chen (W&M) – 7-6 Bautil/Vasser (W&M) def. Cheng/Lin (Yale) – 7-6 Brown/Dhingra (Yale) def. Talcott/Quiros (W&M) – 7-6 Singles: Sun (Yale) vs. Volk (W&M) – DNF King (Yale) def. Quiros (W&M) – 7-6, 7-6 Cheng (Yale) vs. Talcott (W&M) – DNF Vasser (W&M) def. Dhingra (Yale) – 6-3, 6-2 Lin (Yale) def. Chen (W&M) – 7-5, 6-4 Heller (Yale) def. Ruamthong (W&M) – 0-6, 6-4, 6-2
  • Brown Tops Bulldogs 4-3
    February 16, 2019
    Yale concluded the ECAC Championships on Saturday against Brown and will take the court next on February 23rd against William and Mary. Coming off of a 4-3 loss to the No. 2 seeded Princeton Tigers the day before, Yale took the court looking to pounce on another Ivy League opponent. The Bulldogs were unable to come back from an early deficit on the No. 2 court, with junior Ryan Cheng and sophomore Cody Lin falling 6-2 to a strong Brown duo of Ching Lam and Jacob Walker. However, the Elis remained locked in, with senior captain Nathan Brown and first year Arnav Dhingra emerging victorious at the No. 3 position. Brown then sealed the doubles point with a 6-4 win at the No. 1 spot over junior Dylan King and first year Michael Sun. Entering singles play, Brown pulled away with a 2-0 lead with Jacob Walker defeating Yale’s Dhingra on court No. 4. But the Bulldogs then turned on the afterburners, claiming the Nos. 2, 1, and 3 matches in quick succession. King, Sun, and Cheng all claimed the first sets by similar margins, and then King cruised through the second set to close off a 7-6, 6-1 win. Sun and Cheng continued to fight alongside each other as well, coming away with respective 7-5, 6-4 and 6-4, 6-4 victories. With Yale now up 3-2, the match would lie in the hands of Cody Lin and Andrew Heller, but unfortunately Brown was able to prevail in both by close margins. This young Yale squad will certainly draw upon this match later in the season both in training and competition, awaiting their next match against Brown in April. Report by Andrew Heller '20, Yale Sports Publicity Full Results: Doubles: Chou/Tan (Brown) def. King/Sun (Yale) – 6-4 Lam/Walker (Brown) def. Cheng/Lin (Yale) – 6-2 Dhingra/Brown (Yale) def. Litsky/Collier (Brown) – 6-3 Singles: Sun (Yale) def. Litsky (Brown) – 7-5, 6-4 King (Yale) def. Lam (Brown) – 7-6, 6-1 Cheng (Yale) def. Chou (Brown) – 6-4, 6-4 Walker (Brown) def. Dhingra (Yale) – 7-5, 6-2 Tan (Brown) def. Lin (Yale) – 7-5, 7-5 Sinakowicz (Brown) def. Heller (Yale) – 3-6, 7-6, 6-1
  • Bulldogs Fall in Thriller Versus Princeton
    February 15, 2019
    The Yale Men’s Tennis team lost to Princeton Friday afternoon by a 4-3 margin and will continue the ECAC Championships at Penn on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. against Brown. The Elis competed toe-to-toe with one of the top teams in the Ivy League, with each match coming down to the wire. Yale has shown itself as a team to be reckoned with come Ivy League conference matches in April and will certainly come away from this match with several positive takeaways. The Bulldogs portrayed their dominance early on, with both the Nos. 1 and 2 doubles teams getting off to an early lead. At the No. 1 spot, junior Dylan King and first year Michael Sun would eventually fall to Princeton duo Ryan Seggerman and Damian Rodriguez 6-3, but junior Ryan Cheng and sophomore Cody Lin would cruise to a 6-2 victory at the No. 2 position to even the score. After a hard-fought match at the No. 3 spot, senior captain Nathan Brown along with first year Arnav Dhingra would give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead, prevailing 6-4 over Princeton’s Duo and Holden. In singles play, first year Michael Sun led the team at the No. 1 spot but ultimately fell to Princeton’s Seggerman 6-4, 6-3. Dylan King pounced on his opponent early, allowing Yale to reclaim their lead with a smooth win at the No. 2 spot. However, the Princeton Tigers were able to dig in and wrest the Nos. 5 and 4 matches from Cody Lin and Arnav Dhingra with respective scores of 6-4, 6-4 and 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. Facing a 3-2 team deficit, junior Andrew Heller was able to escape with his first win of the spring season, defeating Princeton’s Wasserman 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Ryan Cheng mounted an impressive third set comeback at the No. 3 spot, but was edged out by Princeton’s Poling 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 to clinch the match for the Tigers 4-3. Yale will certainly look to come back strong against Princeton again in April, but for now will refocus their attention to a young and talented Brown squad for Saturday’s match. The full results for Friday’s match versus Princeton are posted below. Report by Andrew Heller '20, Yale Sports Publicity Full results: Doubles: Seggerman/Rodriguez (Princeton) def. King/Sun (Yale) – 6-3 Cheng/Lin (Yale) def. Poling/Barki (Princeton) – 6-2 Brown/Dhingra (Yale) def. Duo/Holden (Princeton) – 6-4 Singles: Seggerman (Princeton) def. Sun (Yale) – 6-4, 6-3 King (Yale) def. Rodriguez (Princeton) – 6-2, 7-6 Poling (Princeton) def. Cheng (Yale) – 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 Duo (Princeton) def. Dhingra (Yale) – 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 Roberts (Princeton) def. Lin (Yale) – 6-4, 6-4 Heller (Yale) def. Wasserman (Princeton) – 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
  • Bulldogs Triumph Over Quinnipiac
    January 26, 2019
    The Yale Men’s Tennis team faced off against Quinnipiac Saturday afternoon at home and will continue their spring season at the ECAC Indoor Championships starting February 15th. Yale defeated Quinnipiac 7-0, full match results are posted at the bottom of this page. The Bulldogs were challenged early on in the match, with two of the three doubles matches coming down to their respective set tiebreakers. Junior Ryan Cheng and sophomore Cody Lin made quick work of their opponents at the No. 2 doubles spot, cruising to a 6-1 victory. However, the Nos. 1 and 3 doubles matches would come down to the wire. Senior Captain Nathan Brown and first year Arnav Dhingra fell 7-6 at the No. 3 spot but a 7-6 win from the dynamic duo of junior Dylan King and first year Michael Sun sealed the doubles point for Yale. King kept the momentum going for the Bulldogs, breaking away early with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at the No. 2 position. Sophomore Alan Sou showcased his development this season with a 6-3, 6-4 victory at the No. 6 spot and Dhingra triumphed by a similar margin on the No. 4 court. Both will continue to be valuable assets to this young Yale team as the season goes on, along with Cody Lin, who won his match at the No. 5 position 7-6, 7-5. Ryan Cheng and Michael Sun were able to conclude a perfect day for the Bulldogs with respective wins at the Nos. 3 and 1 positions. Report by Andrew Heller '20, Yale Sports Publicity Full Results: Doubles: King/Sun (Yale) def. Martinovic/Stern (Quinnipiac) – 7-6 Cheng/Lin (Yale) def. Zaretsky/Yannone (Quinnipiac) – 6-1 Cachapero/Magalit (Quinnipiac) def. Dhingra/Brown (Yale) – 7-6 Singles: Sun (Yale) def. Zaretsky (Quinnipiac) – 7-6, 7-5 King (Yale) def. Martinovic (Quinnipiac) – 6-2, 6-1 Cheng (Yale) def. Magalit (Quinnipiac) – 6-2, 7-5 Dhingra (Yale) def. Cachapero (Quinnipiac) – 7-6, 6-3 Lin (Yale) def. Moore (Quinnipiac) – 7-6, 7-5 Sou (Yale) def. Yannone (Quinnipiac) – 6-3, 6-4
  • Men's Tennis to Kick Off Spring Season
    January 19, 2019
    The Yale men’s tennis team will kick off their 2019 spring campaign against a trio of non-conference foes this weekend at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The Bulldogs begin Friday evening against West Coast visitor Cal Poly, followed by a Saturday doubleheader featuring Army and Michigan State of the Big Ten.
  • Yale beats Army, Falls to Michigan State in Hard-Fought Matches
    January 19, 2019
    Yale concluded the East Coast Challenge Tournament at West Point, New York this past Saturday with a confident victory over Army before being edged out by the experienced Michigan State. The Bulldogs’ spring campaign will continue this coming Saturday against Quinnipiac at 1:00 p.m. at the Cullman Heyman Tennis Center. The No. 3 doubles duo comprised of junior Andrew Heller and First year Arnav Dhingra broke out of the gates early against Army, taking down the Army team of Quiros and Huttepain 6-4. After Dylan King and Michael Sun fell to the No. 44 nationally ranked doubles team in Army’s Conlin and Larichev in a closely contested 6-4, Junior Ryan Cheng and sophomore Cody Lin were able to seal the doubles point for the Bulldogs with an impressive 7-6 comeback victory at the No. 2 position. Dylan King quickly claimed the No. 2 singles match by a margin of 6-1, 6-3, building on the confidence still radiating from Cheng and Lin. Sun’s fall at the No. 1 singles spot to a veteran opponent in Army’s Conlin brought Army onto the scoreboard along with a loss from Dennis Wang at the No. 6 spot, but confident victories from Lin and Cheng brought the match to a grinding halt with the clinched team score of 4-2. Both Ryan Cheng and Cody Lin will continue to be centerpieces of the Yale lineup and massive team confidence boosters for the rest of the spring. That same afternoon the Bulldogs took the court against Michigan State and showed no signs of slowing down. King and Sun came away with a 6-2 victory followed closely by a 6-3 victory from Cheng and Lin to put Yale up 1-0 over the Spartans. King’s level of play also seemed to be on the rise, an ominous sign for Michigan State as he cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 win at the No. 2 singles position. However, with tight losses from Dhingra, Cheng, and Wang at their respective No. 4, 3, and 5 positions, the fate of the match was placed in the hands of sophomore Alan Sou and first year Michael Sun. Though many fans hearkened back to Sou’s debut match last spring with a closing win over ranked foe William and Mary, Sou would just barely fall short in this contest 7-6, 1-6, 4-6. There is no doubt that Sou and the rest of the Bulldog squad have a bright season ahead of them, which will pick back up this Saturday at home. Report by Andrew Heller '20, Yale Sports Publicity Full Results: Yale vs. Army Doubles: Conlin/Larichev (Army) def. King/Sun (Yale) – 6-4 Cheng/Lin (Yale) def. Mitchell/Gorshein (Army) – 7-6 Heller/Dhingra (Yale) def. Quiros/Huttepain (Army) – 6-4 Singles: Conlin (Army) def. Sun (Yale) – 6-3, 6-2 King (Yale) def. Mitchell (Army) – 6-1, 6-3 Cheng (Yale) def. Larichev (Army) – 6-2, 7-5 Huttepain (Army) vs. Dhingra (Yale) – DNF Lin (Yale) def. Quiros (Army) – 7-6, 6-4 Gorshein (Army) def. Wang (Yale) – 6-4, 6-3 Full Results: Yale vs. Michigan State Doubles: King/Sun (Yale) def. Winkler/Carlin (MSU) – 6-2 Cheng/Lin (Yale) def. Rakic/Pero (MSU) – 6-3 Heller/Dhingra (Yale) vs. Shisler/Williams (MSU) – DNF Singles: Sun (Yale) vs. Winkler (MSU) – DNF King (Yale) def. Carlin (MSU) – 6-2, 6-1 Rakic (MSU) def. Cheng (Yale) – 6-4, 6-4 Gates (MSU) def. Dhingra (Yale) – 6-3, 6-2 Williams (MSU) def. Lin (Yale) – 6-4, 7-5 Pero (MSU) def. Wang (Yale) – 6-7, 6-1, 6-4
  • Bulldogs Take Down Cal Poly at East Coast Challenge
    January 18, 2019
    The Yale Men’s Tennis Team defeated Cal Poly in a hard-fought duel Friday night in West point, New York. Among the top performers of the day were juniors Ryan Cheng and Dylan King. The Bulldogs will continue play on Saturday against Army and Michigan State. The sensational doubles duo of freshman Michael Sun and junior carried over their success from the fall with a 6-4 victory at the No. 1 singles position to start the day. Junior veteran Ryan Cheng and sophomore Cody Lin were sure to build on the momentum of King and Sun, taking the No. 2 doubles match in a tight 7-6 battle to secure the doubles point for the Bulldogs. Lin has really showcased his skills of late, being the first to come off the court with an ensuing 6-3, 6-4 singles win at the No. 6 position over Cal Poly’s Nakayama. King followed with a similarly impressive display of confidence, taking down his opponent at the No. 2 singles spot 6-3, 7-5 to put Yale up 3-0. Despite a loss at the No. 5 position from junior Andrew Heller, Cheng was able to seal the match for the Bulldogs at the No. 3 singles spot with a convincing 6-1, 7-5 victory. Report by Andrew Heller '20, Yale Sports Publicity Full Results: Doubles: King/Sun (Yale) def Ortlip/Shenkiryk (CP) – 6-4 Cheng/Lin (Yale) def Noel/Meinert (CP) – 7-6 Heller/Dhingra vs Bechard/Nakayama (CP) – DNF Singles: Ortlip (CP) def Sun (Yale) – 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 King (Yale) def Bechard (CP) – 6-3, 7-5 Cheng (Yale) def Noel (CP) – 6-1, 7-5 Vardanyan (CP) def Dhingra (Yale) – 6-7, 7-6, 1-0 Stater (CP) def Heller (Yale) – 6-3, 6-3 Lin (Yale) def Nakayama (CP) – 6-3, 6-4
  • Sun Lights the Way for Bulldogs at Connecticut State Championship
    November 05, 2018
    Yale wrapped up the fall season Sunday with the conclusion of the Connecticut State Championship and looks very strong heading into the spring season. Several Yale players put up stellar performances, with Michael Sun and Dylan King taking home the doubles title and Sun wining his respective singles bracket as well. Sunday’s full results can be found at the bottom of this page.
  • Bulldogs Advance Through Second Day of Connecticut State Championship
    November 04, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team had quite a successful day Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center and looks to be rounding out into peak physical form as the fall season nears a close. The Bulldogs broke out of the gates early, taking three out of four doubles matches to start the day. Junior sensation Dylan King and first-year standout Michael Sun won two straight doubles matches against St. John’s University and Boston College, respectively. Sun carried this momentum into singles with a hard-earned 7-5, 7-6 victory over Quinnipiac’s Zaretsky. Sophomore duo Alan Sou and Cody Lin triumphed over UCONN and Sou then came out firing against Dartmouth’s Pritzker to eventually take the match 6-2, 6-4. Although senior Nathan Brown and junior Camille Kima fell in a tough doubles match against UCONN, they were able to bounce back quickly in singles. Brown took down Marist’s Oxner 7-6, 6-2, while Kima was edged out by Boston College’s Flanagan before downing Sacred Heart’s Del Valle in two competitive matches. Singles and doubles match play will resume Sunday to conclude the Connecticut State Championship.
  • Elis Enter Second Day of Connecticut State Championship
    November 03, 2018
    The Yale Bulldogs will resume tournament play Saturday morning in New Haven, with doubles play beginning at 10:00 a.m. Results will be posted throughout the day at the bottom of this page. The Elis saw success early on Friday as Dylan King and Michael Sun outclassed their opponents, cruising to an 8-3 victory. Meanwhile, Cody Lin and Alan Sou fought hard but eventually fell in an epic 9-7 battle. Although the Bulldogs put up a strong fight in singles play, many close matches fell the other way, with Sun being the bright spot of the day with a blazing 6-1, 6-1 win. However, these challenging matches will provide invaluable experience to a young Bulldog squad when they find themselves deep in the spring season.
  • Bulldogs Gear Up for Connecticut State Championship
    November 01, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team will face tough opposition this weekend, with teams journeying to New Haven from all over the Northeast for the Connecticut State Championship. After a promising showing at the Dartmouth Invitational, the Yale Bulldogs will look to finish out their fall season on a high note. Match play will begin Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.
  • Sun Rises for Second Day of Matches at Dartmouth
    October 21, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team rounded off the second day of competition at the Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday, with several Elis scoring victories over strong opponents. Play continues Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. with results being posted throughout the day.
  • King, Sou Triumph on Last Day of Dartmouth Invite
    October 21, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team finished strong at the Dartmouth Invitational on Sunday, with all four remaining Yale singles matches coming down to the wire.
  • Bulldogs Excel at Dartmouth Invite
    October 19, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team shined during the first day of competition at Dartmouth, with several Yale players advancing in their respective draws. Play will continue Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m., with results being posted throughout the day.
  • Bulldogs Head to Dartmouth Invitational
    October 18, 2018
    The Yale men's tennis team will look to hold its own amongst a tough pool of Ivy League teams this weekend, travelling to Hanover for the Dartmouth Invitational. Several Yale players will seek to build on a successful fall campaign, especially after a strong showing at the ITA Regional Championship last weekend.
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