April 3, 2005

Yale Beats Manhattan College

April 2, 2005

New Haven, CT-The Yale men's tennis team defeated Manhattan College today by a score of 4-3. Although Manhattan put up fierce competition on the singles court, the Bulldogs swiftly swept doubles and won three singles matches to claim victory. Today's win puts the Eli's record at 4-9.

Brandon Wai, who is currently ranked No. 92 in the nation, and Ryan Murphy, led the Bulldogs to success by combining to win at the No. 1 doubles position 9-8. Wai and Murphy then bolstered the Bulldog's score by winning each of their singles matches. Wai turned in a stellar performance to win the No. 1 singles spot, dominating over Manhattan's Zoltan Bus 6-2, 6-0. In the No. 2 singles spot, Murphy beat Diego Alvarado 7-5, 6-1.

No. 4 singles Rowan Reynolds also had an excellent day, defeating Manhattan's Erez Cohen in straight sets 6-1, 7-5. The dynamic duo of Reynolds and Chris Lawler also made an impact on the doubles court, winning the No. 2 doubles spot 8-5.

Milosz Gudzowski and Rory Green helped secure the doubles point for Yale by defeating the duo of Diego and David Alvarado 8-6.

The Bulldogs will face Pennsylvania on Fri., Apr. 8 at 12:30 pm at home in New Haven.

Yale 4, Manhattan 3

Singles:

1. #92 Brandon Wai (Yale) def. Zoltan Bus (Manhattan), 6-2, 6-0

2. Ryan Murphy (Yale) def. Diego Alvarado (Manhattan), 7-5, 6-1

3. Peter Czink (Manhattan) def. Milosz Gudzowski (Yale), 6-2, 6-2

4. Rowan Reynolds (Yale) def. Erez Cohen (Manhattan), 6-1, 7-5

5. Alon Cohen (Manhattan College) def. Rory Green (Yale) 6-2, 6-4

6. David Alvarado (Manhattan College) def. Matthew Feldman (Yale), 7-6, 6-4

Doubles:

1. Murphy/Wai (Yale) def. Cohen/Czink (Manhattan), 9-8

2. Reynolds/Lawler (Yale) def. Bus/Cohen (Manhattan), 8-5

3. Gudzowski/Green (Yale) def. Alvarado/Alvarado (Manhattan), 8-6

Yale wins doubles point

Reported by Christie Yang '06, Yale Sports Publicity