U.C. Irvine Defeats Yale 4-3

March 13, 2007

San Diego, CA - Yale (3-4) fell to No. 75 U.C. Irvine (6-8) 4-3 Tuesday in the Bulldog's first match of the spring trip in San Diego. Senior Brandon Wai and freshman Connor Dawson picked up victories for the Bulldogs in the loss.

Wai, playing at No. 1 singles, defeated opponent Aaron Yovan 6-1, 7-6. Dawson pulled off a 6-4, 7-5 win against Andrei Radulescu at No. 6 singles.

The Bulldogs also picked up the doubles point in the loss as both the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles teams won their matches. Wai and junior Rory Green defeated Yovan and Mustafa Ulukan at No. 1 9-7. Sophomore Jeff Dawson and sophomore Josh Lederman defeated Radulescu and Zach Tsai at No. 2 8-4.

The Bulldogs play No. 20 Pepperdine Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. PT.

Results:
Singles
1. Brandon Wai (Y) def. Aaron Yovan (I), 6-1, 7-6
2. Victor Lamm (I) def. Michael Caldwell (Y), 6-4, 6-4
3. Mustafa Ulukan (I) def. Jeff Dawson (Y), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
4. Shimpei Suzuki (I) def. Rory Green (Y), 6-1, 6-4
5. Zach Tsai (I) def. Matt Schimmel (Y), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
6. Connor Dawson (Y) def. Andrei Radulescu (I), 6-4, 7-5

Doubles
1. Wai / Green (Y) def. Ulukan / Yovan (I), 9-7
2. J. Dawson / Lederman (Y) def. Radulescu / Tsai (I), 8-4
3. Caldwell / Tom Santoro (Y) def. Alex Sunding / Lamm (I), 8-1

Report filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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