Sept. 21, 2003
Two Yale doubles teams advanced to the semifinals of the 35th annual Farnsworth/Princeton Invitational this weekend while the Bulldogs also made showings in the singles bracket.
The doubles teams of Ryan Murphy and Brandon Wai and Andrew Rosenfeld and Rowan Reynolds both fell in the semifinals, while Murphy, Rosenfeld, and Reynolds won several matches in singles before being eliminated.
In the A Singles Bracket, Murphy and Rosenfeld both made it to the quarterfinals before losing. No. 5 seed Murphy defeated Columbia's Jimmy Moore in the second round, 6-2, 6-3, while Rosenfeld beat Yoku Kiuchi of Columbia by the same score.
In the third round, Murphy fell to Cornell's No. 4 seed Scott Paltrowitz in a close game after winning the first set, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. Meanwhile, Rosenfeld lost to No. 3 seed Scott Doerner from Pepperdine in a 7-6 (1), 6-1 game.
In the consolation singles bracket, Reynolds reached the semifinals before losing to Columbia's Rohan Saikia 6-4, 6-3.
In doubles action, Murphy and Wai advanced to the semifinals off the strength of an 8-6 upset victory over Pepperdine's Doerner and Kevin Borzenski, while Rosenfeld and Reynolds defeated Penn's Justin Lavner and Mikhael Bekker by a close score of 9-8 (1).
But both teams were stymied in the semifinals, with Murphy and Wai falling 8-5 to Moore and Akshay Rao from Columbia and Rosenfeld and Reynolds dropping the game by the same score to eventual doubles champions Calle Hanson and Pedro Rico. Hanson was also the winner of the A singles tournament.
The Bulldogs return home to host the two-day Yale Invitational next weekend.