Bulldogs Impressive at Columbia Invitational

Feb. 2, 2004

After winning all six of their matches on Friday, the Bulldogs continued to roll through the Columbia Invitational tennis tournament, with Brandon Wai and Ryan Murphy scheduled to face off in the finals of the event.

Murphy advanced to the finals of the "A" singles bracket after trouncing his quarterfinals opponent 6-0, 6-0 and battling back from a first set deficit to win his semifinals contest 1-6, 6-2, 6-2. Wai's path included a 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 victory in the quarterfinals and a win in the semis when Yale's Andrew Rosenfeld defaulted after a 7-6 (8), 6-3 win of his own in the quarterinals.

In the "B" singles, Rowan Reynolds won 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals and then defeated teammate Milosz Gudzowski 6-3, 6-2 in the semis to move into the finals. Gudzowski got to the semis with a 6-1, 6-1 win, while Neil Tolaney fell in the quarters with a 4-6, 6-3, 2-6 loss.

In doubles action, Reynolds and Rosenfeld won 8-3 in the first round, as did Tolaney and Chris Lawler. The team of Murphy and Wai were 8-4 victors. In the second round, Reynolds and Rosenfeld had to retire, and Tolaney and Lawler fell 8-2 while Murphy and Wai were on the better side of an 8-2 finish.