April 13, 2007
New York, NY - For the third straight match, the Bulldogs (6-10, 0-3 Ivy) came up just short against an Ivy League opponent. This time it was the Columbia Lions (12-4, 3-1 Ivy) who edged Yale 4-3 Friday in New York.
Yale won matches at No. 1, 2, and 3 singles in the loss. Playing at No. 1 singles, senior Brandon Wai bounced back after his first Ivy League loss since an April 22, 2005 loss to Harvard. Last week, Wai fell in three sets to Princeton's No. 1 Peter Capkovic. Wai, the reigning Ivy League Player of the Year, pulled off a victory Friday against Columbia's No. 1.
Sophomore Michael Caldwell also bounced back from a heartbreaking loss against Princeton last week to come away with a victory at No. 2 singles. Playing at No. 3 singles, sophomore Jeff Dawson also recovered from a disappointing loss last week against Princeton to win Friday.
Despite winning matches at No. 1, 2 and 3 singles, the Bulldogs could not find any other points in the match. Caldwell and freshman Connor Dawson won at No. 3 doubles, but Yale dropped the other two doubles matches and the doubles point.
The Bulldogs travel to Cornell to battle the Big Red Saturday.
Report filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity