Yale Falls to No. 44 Harvard 5-2

The Bulldogs (8-11, 2-3 Ivy) dropped a 5-2 decision Friday to No. 44 Harvard (13-6, 5-0 Ivy) in Cambridge. Junior Michael Caldwell and sophomore Connor Dawson came up with Yale's only victories in the match.

At No. 2 doubles, Caldwell and Connor Dawson pulled out an 8-6 victory over Michael Hayes and Alexei Chijoff-Evans. The Bulldogs dropped the doubles point with 8-4 losses at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles though.

At No. 1 singles, Caldwell defeated Ashwin Kumar in three sets 3-6, 7-6, 1-0 (8). Connor Dawson snapped opponent Dan Nguyen's nine match winning streak with a three set 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (8) victory.

The Bulldogs will host Dartmouth Sunday in their last home match of the year.

Results
Singles
1. Michael Caldwell (Y) def. Ashwin Kumar (H), 3-6, 7-6, 1-0 (8)
2. No. 105 Chris Clayton (H) def. Jeff Dawson (Y), 6-3, 7-5
3. Connor Dawson (Y) def. Dan Nguyen (H), 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (8)
4. Sasha Ermakov (H) def. Calvin Bennett (Y), 6-0, 6-2
5. Alexel Chijoff-Evans (H) def. Josh Lederman (Y), 6-0, 6-2
6. Aba Omodele-Lucien (H) def. Jordan Abergel (Y), 7-6, 6-1

Doubles
1. No. 37 Kumar/ Ermakov (H) def. Lederman / Bennett (Y), 8-4
2. Caldwell / C. Dawson (Y) def. Hayes / Chijoff-Evans (H), 8-6
3. Nguyen / Omodel-Lucien (H) def. Dawson / Abergel (Y), 8-4

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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