April 9, 2005

Bulldogs Top No. 61 Penn in Ivy Opener

April 9, 2005

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale men's tennis team took four of the six singles matches to open Ivy League play with a 4-3 win over No. 61 Penn on Friday afternoon.

It was the Bulldogs' second straight win and their fourth straight at home. Yale is now 4-1 at home this spring. Four of the team's last five matches, two wins and two losses, have been decided by a 4-3 score.

The Quakers took two out of three matches to claim the doubles point, with Yale's lone win coming from Ryan Murphy and Brandon Wai at No. 1.

The Bulldogs turned it on in singles play, as 78th-ranked Wai won easily at No. 1 and Yale took the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 matches. Milosz Gudzowski took a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 4, and Rory Green won two tight sets, 6-4, 7-5, at No. 5.

Rowan Reynolds lost the first set at No. 3, 6-4, but came back to win the second by the same score and dominate in the third, 6-1.

The Bulldogs continue their homestand Saturday against Princeton.

Results:

Singles
No. 1 Brandon Wai (Y) def. David Lynn (P) 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 Mikhail Bekker (P) def. Ryan Murphy (Y) 6-0, 7-6
No. 3 Rowan Reynolds (Y) def. Justin Lavner (P) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
No. 4 Milosz Gudzowski (Y) def. Todd Lecher (P) 6-3, 6-4
No. 5 Rory Green (Y) def. Craig Rubin (P) 6-4, 7-5
No. 6 James Fairbanks (P) def. Matthew Feldman (Y) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Doubles
No. 1 Ryan Murphy and Brandon Wai (Y) def. David Lynn and Mikhail Bekker (P) 8-6
No. 2 Anthony Pu and Tas Tobias (P) def. Rowan Reynolds and Chris Lawler (Y) 8-5
No. 3 Todd Lecher and Brandon O'Gara (P) def. Milosz Gudzowski and Rory Green (Y) 8-6

report by Casey Hart, Yale Sports Publicity

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