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No. 66 Yale Narrowly Defeated By No. 69 Harvard

No. 66 Yale Narrowly Defeated By No. 69 Harvard

April 21, 2006

Cambridge, MA -

The Yale men's tennis team put up a valiant effort against Harvard today, but finally lost the match to the Crimson 4-3. Today's match puts the Bulldogs at 10-8 on the season and 3-2 in the Ancient Eight. Harvard is now 7-11 on the season and is also 3-2 in the Ancient Eight.

Harvard swept the doubles matches.

In singles action, No. 5 seed Rory Green '08 defeated Shantanu Dhaka in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1. Jeff Dawson '09 captured the No. 3 spot, going 7-6, 6-4 against Dan Nguyen. Brandon Wai '07 struggled in the first set, but claimed the No. 1 spot against Ashwin Kumar, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5.

The Bulldogs will face off against Dartmouth at home, in New Haven, on Sunday, Apr. 23, at 2 pm.

Report filed by Christie Yang '06, Yale Sports Publicity.

Doubles

No. 1. (36) Ashwin Kumar/Sasha Ermakov (H) def. Rory Green/Rowan Reynolds (Y), 8-6

No. 2. Scott Denenberg/Gideon Valkin (H) def. Brandon Wai/Michael Caldwell (Y), 8-4

No. 3. Brandon Chiu/Nick Savage (H) def. Milosz Gudzowski/Chris Lawler (Y), 8-3

Singles

No. 1. Brandon Wai (Y) def. Ashwin Kumar (H), 4-6, 6-1, 7-5

No. 2. Chris Clayton (H) def. Milosz Gudzowski (Y), 6-1, 5-7, 6-3

No. 3. Jeff Dawson (Y) def. Dan Nguyen (H), 7-6, 6-4

No. 4. Sasha Ermakov (H) def. Michael Caldwell (Y), 6-4, 7-6

No. 5. Rory Green (Y) def. Shantanu Dhaka (H), 6-0, 6-1

No. 6. Brian Wan (H) def. Rowan Reynolds (Y), 6-1, 6-1