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Loyola Marymount Defeats Yale 4-3

Loyola Marymount Defeats Yale 4-3

March 12, 2008

Los Angeles, CA - In its first spring trip match, Yale (4-3) fell to Loyola Marymount (5-5) 4-3 Wednesday. The Bulldogs won matches at No. 2, 4, and 5 singles in the loss.

Juniors Jeff Dawson and Josh Lederman won at No. 2 doubles over Renzo Maggi and Stefan Nikolic 8-1, but the Bulldogs lost the doubles point by losing at both No. 1 and No. 3 doubles.

At No. 2 singles, senior Rory Green defeated Sam Tadevosian 6-2, 4-6, 6-2. After losing the first set 6-3, sophomore Matt Schimmel defeated opponent Aris Andreasian 6-4 in the second set and 10-7 in a third set tiebreaker at No. 5 singles. Freshman Calvin Bennett cruised to a straight set 6-3, 6-3 victory at No. 4 singles over Johan Berhof.

The Bulldogs came up short of the one four victories necessary to defeat Loyola Marymount. At No. 1 singles, Jeff Dawson lost in a hard fought three set match to opponent Jacek Twarowski. After losing the first set 6-4, Dawson won the next set 6-3 before losing the final set 6-2.

Sophomore Connor Dawson also battled back from a first set deficit before losing in three sets to his opponent. Playing at No. 3 singles, Connor Dawson lost to opponent Renzo Maggi 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.

The Bulldogs will take on UC Santa Barbara Thursday.

1. Jacek Twarowski/Sam Tadevosian (LMU) def. Rory Green/Calvin Bennett (Yale) 8-6

2. Jeff Dawson/Josh Lederman (Yale) def. Renzo Maggi/Stefan Nikolic (LMU) 8-1

3. Johan Berhof/Nick Von Der Ahe (LMU) 8-4 def. Connor Dawson/Tom Santoro (Yale) 8-5

Order of finish: 2, 1, 3

1. Jacek Twarowski (LMU) def. Jeff Dawson (Yale) 6-4,3-6, 6-2
2. Rory Green (Yale) def. Sam Tadevosian 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
3. Renzo Maggi (LMU) def. Connor Dawson (Yale) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
4. Calvin Bennett (Yale) def. Johan Berhof (LMU) 6-3, 6-3
5. Matt Schimmel (Yale) def. Aris Andreasian (LMU) 3-6, 6-4, 10-7
6. Stefan Nikolic (LMU) def. Tom Santoro (Yale) 6-2, 6-4
Order of finish: 6, 4, 2, 1, 3, 5

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity