March 17, 2009
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - No. 58 Pacific snapped Yale's four match winning streak by defeating the Bulldogs 4-3 Tuesday in San Diego, Calif. The Bulldogs dropped to 9-4 for the season with the loss.
At No. 2 singles, junior Connor Dawson battled to a 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over Artem Gramma. Freshman Joel Samaha rolled to a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Renan Delsin at No. 3 singles. Playing No. 6 singles, senior Josh Lederman stepped up due to the injuries to the two regular singles players and won his match 6-3, 1-0.
Yale also won one doubles match. At No. 3 doubles, freshman Erik Blumenkranz and Lederman won 8-3 over Erik-Karl Paaro and Christian Kuehne.
1. Moritz Starke (PAC) def. Michael Caldwell (YALE): 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
2. Connor Dawson (YALE) def. Artem Gramma (PAC): 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
3. Joel Samaha (YALE) def. Renan Delsin (PAC): 6-3, 6-1
4. Vegerd Veskimagi (PAC) def. Erik Blumenkranz (YALE): 6-2, 7-6 (4)
5. Erik-Karl Paaro (PAC) def. Tom Santoro (YALE): 6-1, 7-6 (3)
6. Josh Lederman def. Christian Kuehne (PAC): 6-3, 1-0 (ret)
1. Moritz Starke / Renan Delsin (PAC) def. Michael Caldwell / Connor Dawson (YALE): 8-2
2. Artem Gramma / Ryan Kim (PAC) def. Joel Samaha / Calvin Bennett (YALE): 6-2, (ret)
3. Erik Blumenkranz / Josh Lederman (YALE) def. Erik-Karl Paaro / Christian Kuehne (PAC): 8-3
Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity