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
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]
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