January 27, 2007

Bulldogs Complete Day 2 in Columbia Invitational

Jan. 27, 2007

New York, NY - The Yale men's tennis team continued play in the Columbia Invitational today. Sophomore Michael Caldwell won two tough singles matches to advance to the Flight "A" singles consolation finals. Caldwell and senior teammate Chris Lawler also played their way into the Flight "A" doubles consolation finals.

A day after coming up with singles victories in the Flight "A" bracket, sophomore Jeff Dawson and junior Rory Green lost in the quarterfinals. The Doubles teams of Green and freshman Matt Schimmel and Dawson and sophomore Josh Lederman also lost a day after winning their first matches of the tournament.

Caldwell bounced back from a disappointing first day to edge out Scott Denenberg of Harvard 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) in the consolation quarters. Caldwell then defeated Arjun Vaidya of Rutgers 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 in the semis. After falling in their first doubles match yesterday, Lawler and Caldwell defeated Artem Vlasenko and Martin Kosut of St. John's 8-6 in the quarters of the doubles consolations. Lawler and Caldwell then went on to beat Farleigh Dickinson's Phillip Stephens and Pruitt Gross 8-6.

Caldwell will play Marty Moore of Columbia at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the finals of the Flight "A" singles consolation. Following the conclusion of Caldwell's singles match, Lawler and Caldwell will play the finals of the Flight "A" doubles consolation.

Today's Results:

"A" Doubles Quarterfinals
Marty Moore and Paul Ratchford (Columbia) def. Rory Green and Matt Schimmel (Yale), 8-1
Jonathan Wong and Mark Clemente (Columbia) def. Jeff Dawson and Josh Lederman (Yale), 8-5

"A" Doubles Consolation
Quarterfinals
Chris Lawler and Michael Caldwell (Yale) def. Artem Vlasenko and Martin Kosut (St. John's), 8-6

Semifinals
Lawler and Caldwell (Yale) def. Phillip Stephens and Pruit Gross (Farleigh Dickinson), 8-6

"A" Singles Quarterfinals
Jared Drucker (Columbia) def. Rory Green (Yale), 6-3, 6-4
Mark Clemente (Columbia) def. Jeff Dawson (Yale), 6-1, 6-1

"A" Singles Consolation
Quarters
Michael Caldwell (Yale) def. Scott Denenberg (Harvard), 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Semifinals
Caldwell (Yale) def. Arjun Vaidya (Rutgers), 7-5, 4-6, 6-2

"B" Singles Consolations
Quarterfinals
Artem Vlasenko (St. John's) def. Matt Schimmel (Yale), 7-5, 6-2
Jonathan Wong (Columbia) def. Tom Santoro (Yale), 6-3, 6-3
Josh Lederman (Yale) advanced to semifinals by default

Semifinals
Jonathan Wong (Columbia) def. Josh Lederman (Yale), 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

Report filed by Steven Horn '10, Sports Publicity