April 9, 2005
New Haven, CT- The men's tennis team faced a fierce battle against Princeton Saturday afternoon. Yale won at No.1, 2 and 4 singles, but could not clinch the win, losing to Princeton 4-3. The Elis now have a 5-10 overall record and a 1-1 record in Ivy play.
Princeton claimed the doubles point. Yale's Milosz Gudzowski and Rory Green won the No. 3 match 9-8, but Princeton came back strong to claim the No. 2 and No. 1 matches. Brandon Wai and Ryan Murphy put up an intense fight for the No. 1 spot, but were defeated in a tiebreaker by the Tigers 9-8.
In singles action, No. 78 Wai won in straight sets to claim the No. 1 spot 6-4, 6-4. Murphy also won in straight sets for the No. 2 spot 6-4, 6-2. Gudzowski, fueled by his doubles win, also dominated in singles action, winning the No. 4 spot 6-2, 3-6, 7-6.
The Bulldogs will travel to Columbia University to continue Ivy play on Friday, Apr. 15.
Report filed by Christie Yang '06, Yale Sports Publicity.
#1: No. 78 Brandon Wai (Yale) def. Josh Burman (Princeton) 6-4, 6-4
#2: Ryan Murphy (Yale) def. Darius Craton (Princeton) 6-4, 6-2
#3: Sratha Saengsuwarn (Princeton) def. Rowan Reynolds (Yale) 6-0, 4-6, 7-5
#4: Milosz Gudzowski (Yale) def. Hans Plukas (Princeton) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6
#5: Andrew Lieu (Princeton) def. Rory Green (Yale) 6-1, 7-5
#6: David Gopstein (Princeton) def. Chris Lawler (Yale) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
#1: Lieu/Plukas (Princeton) def. Murphy/Wai (Yale) 9-8
#2: Burman/ Saengsuwarn (Princeton) def. Reynolds/Lawler (Yale) 9-7
#3: Gudzowski/Green (Yale) def. Craton/Mabrey (Princeton) 9-8