Wai Reaches A Singles Championship at Yale Invitational

Sept. 25, 2004

New Haven, CT - With a 6-2, 6-2 win over Columbia's Akshay Rao in the semifinals, Yale's Brandon Wai reached the finals of the A Singles flight at the Yale Invitational Saturday. Wai will face Dartmouth's Dave Webb, who beat Columbia's Rajeev Emany 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the semis. Emany had knocked out Yale's Milosz Gudzowski in the second round, 6-3, 6-2. Gudzowski fell to Cornell's Brett McKeon 6-2, 6-0 in the consolation bracket.

No Bulldog made it past the round of eight in the B flight. Matt Feldman beat Columbia's Ilia Shatshvili in the round of 16 consolation bracket, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. He next faces Dartmouth's Priya Sahu, who beat Yale's Andrew Arons 6-3, 6-3. In the quarterfinal consolation bracket, Johnny Lu won 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 over Cornell's Ray Wu, then won by default over Princeton's Hans Plukas.

In B doubles, Lu and Feldman advanced to the semifinals before falling to a team from Dartmouth. They will face another team from Dartmouth in the consolation bracket. The Yale team of Gudzowskia and Joe Vellanikaran topped a team from Cornell 9-7 in the quarterfinal consolation bracket.

In C singles, Vellanikaran and William Vidal were both knocked out in the first round, then lost in the semifinal round of the consolation bracket. They will face each other for third place.

report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity Department

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