Bulldogs Compete at Princeton-Farnsworth Invitational

Sept. 28, 2008

PRINCETON, NJ - The Bulldogs competed at the annual Princeton-Farnsworth Invitational this weekend at the University of Princeton. Senior Michael Caldwell and freshman Joel Samaha provided the highlight of the weekend for the Bulldogs by winning the "B" doubles flight.

The tournament was divided into two singles flights and two doubles flights as well as consolation matches for players who lost in the maindraw.

In the "A" singles flight, junior Connor Dawson, senior Jeff Dawson, and sophomore Calvin Bennett all won their first round matches to advance to the second round. Jeff Dawson then won his second round match before falling in the third round.

Jeff Dawson cruised to a 6-4, 6-3 win over Pavel Cerny of St. John's in the first round. Dawson then pulled out a 6-2, 4-6, (10-7) victory over Sven Vloegraven of Binghamton. Columbia's Bogden Borta then eliminated Dawson with a 6-4, 6-2 win the third round.

In the first round, Connor Dawson rolled to a 6-1, 6-4 win over Cornell's Kyle Doppelt before dropping a 6-2, 6-2 decision in the second round. Dawson dropped a consolation match he played against Cornell's Jonathan Jaklitsch 8-5. Bennett defeated Cornell's Josh Goldstein in the first round before losing to GW's Erik Hannah. Bennett defeated Princeton's Peter Capkovic in his consolation match.

Caldwell lost his first round match in the "A" singles flight before advancing to the semifinals of the consolation draw. Caldwell dropped a 6-4, 6-4 decision to Jeremy Feldman, but quickly bounced back in the consolation. Caldwell rolled to an 8-1 win over GW's Arya Vayghan and then an 8-6 win over St. John's Gustova Loza to advance to the consolation semifinals. He dropped his semifinals match 6-2, 2-6, (11-9) to Penn's Alex Vasin.

In the "B" singles flight, sophomore Ryan Berman, senior Tom Santoro, senior Josh Lederman, junior Matt Schimmel, and Samaha all won their first round matches. Samaha then advanced to the third round with a second round victory.

In the first round, Samaha defeated opponent Jon Chan of Columbia 6-2, 6-1. Samaha then rolled to a 6-3, 6-4 win over Charlie Brosens of Princeton before losing in the third round 6-3, 6-3 to Dan Urban of Columbia. Berman took care of Princeton's Yohei Shoji 6-3, 6-3 in the first round before dropping his second round match 6-2, 6-2 to Columbia's Haig Schneiderman. Santoro pulled out a 5-7, 7-5, (10-8) win over St. John's Milo Hauk in the first round before dropping his second round match 6-2, 6-3. Likewise, Lederman defeated GW's Alex Sohaili 6-3, 6-2 before dropping his second match 6-1, 6-4 to Michael Bohnen.

Sophomore Jordan Abergel dropped his first match in the "B" singles flight before advancing to the semifinals in the consolation draw. Abergel lost first round 7-6 (3), 6-4 to Columbia's Rajeev Deb Sen. Abergel bounced back to win his two consolation matches 8-4 and 8-6 before dropping the semifinals match 6-3, 6-4.

Freshman Erik Blumenkranz also lost his first round match, but bounced back with an 8-4 win the first round of the consolation before dropping his next consolation match 8-2.

In the "A" doubles flight, Jeff Dawson and Blumenkranz rolled to an 8-4 first round victory before dropping their second round match 8-3. Likewise, Bennett and Connor Dawson won their first round match 8-6 before falling in the second round 8-3.

Caldwell and Samaha won the "B" doubles flight. They pulled out a 9-7 win in the first round of the "B" doubles flight and then cruised to an 8-2 victory in the second round. The duo then recorded their third consecutive victory in the semifinals of the draw with an 8-5 win over GW's Yan Levinski and Chris Kushma. Caldwell and Samaha finished off their run with an 8-5 win in the finals over Jeremy Feldman and Andy Gauthier of Cornell.

The doubles team of Lederman and Abergel and the doubles team of Berman and Santoro did not fare as well in the "B" doubles flight as both teams dropped their first round match.

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

Complete Results
"B" Singles (32 players)
First Round
Haig Schneiderman (Columbia) def. Jordan Talbot (St. John's), 6-0, 6-1

 Ryan Berman (Yale) def. Yohei Shoji (Princeton), 6-3, 6-3


 Rajeev Deb Sen (Columbia) def. Jordan Abergel (Yale), 7-6(3), 6-4


 Ravi Yegya-Raman (Princeton) def. Zach Gorn (Penn), 6-2, 7-5


 Tom Santoro (Yale) def. Milo Hauk (St. John's), 5-7, 7-5, (10-8)


 Chris Kushma (GW) def. Parker Preyer (Princeton), 6-3, 6-1


 Phil Law (Penn) def. Evan Algier (Binghamton), 6-1, 7-5


 Connor Sherwood (Cornell) def. Sho Matsumoto (Columbia), 6-2, 6-4


 Josh Lederman (Yale) def. Alex Sohaili (GW), 6-3, 6-2


 Michael Bohnen (Columbia) def. Dmitry Bury (Penn), 1-6, 6-4, (10-5)

 Matt Schimmel (Yale) def. Andy Gauthier (Cornell), 6-4, 6-3


 Alex Faust (Princeton) def. Derek Wallensteen (St. John's), 4-6, 7-6(4), (10-8)


 Dan Urban (Columbia) def. Erik Blumenkranz (Yale), 6-3, 7-5


 Andreas Danielsson (Binghamton) def. Ilya Trubov (Princeton, 6-3, 3-6, (10-5)


 Joel Samaha (Yale) def. Jon Chan (Columbia), 6-2, 6-1


 Charlie Brosens (Princeton) def. Jason Lin (Penn), 6-2, 7-6

Second Round

Haig Schneiderman (Columbia) def. Ryan Berman (Yale), 6-2, 6-2


 Rajeev Deb Sen (Columbia) def. Ravi Yegya-Raman (Princeton), 6-3, 6-0


 Chris Kushma (GW) def. Tom Santoro (Yale), 6-2, 6-3


 Phil Law (Penn) def. Connor Sherwood (Cornell), 6-3, 6-4


 Michael Bohnen (Columbia) def. Josh Lederman (Yale), 6-1, 6-4


 Alex Faust (Princeton) def. Matt Schimmel (Yale), 6-2, 6-4


 Dan Urban (Columbia) def. Andreas Danielsson (Binghamton), 6-2, 6-1


 Joel Samaha (Yale) def. Charlie Brosens (Princeton), 6-3, 6-4



Third Round


 Haig Schneiderman (Columbia) def. Rajeev Deb Sen (Columbia), 6-4, 7-5


 Phil Law (Penn) def. Chris Kushma (GW), 6-3, 6-4


 Alex Faust (Princeton) def. Michael Bohnen (Columbia), 7-5, 6-2


 Dan Urban (Columbia) def. Joel Samaha (Yale), 6-3, 6-3



Semifinals

Haig Schneiderman (Columbia) def. Phil Law (Penn), 7-6(3), 6-2


 Alex Faust (Princeton) def. Dan Urban (Columbia), 7-5, 3-0 ret.



Finals

 Alex Faust (Princeton) def. Haig Schneiderman (Columbia), 6-7, 6-4, 6-1



Consolation 
 Talbot (St. John's) def. Shoji (Princeton), 9-7


 Abergel (Yale) def. Gorn (Penn), 8-4


 Hauk (St. John's) def. Preyer (Princeton), 8-3


 Matsumoto (Columbia) def. Algier (Binghamton), 8-6


 Sohaili (GW) def. Bury (Penn), 8-5


 Gauthier (Cornell) def. Wallensteen (St. John's), 8-5


 Blumenkranz (Yale) def. Trubov (Princeton), 8-4


 Lin (Penn) def. Chan (Columbia), 8-5


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 Abergel (Yale) def. Talbot (St. John's), 8-6


 Hauk (St. John's) def. Matsumoto (Columbia), 8-6

 Gauthier (Cornell) def. Sohaili (GW), 8-6


 Lin (Penn) def. Blumenkranz (Yale), 8-2


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 Lin (Penn) def. Gauthier (Cornell), 6-4, 6-2


 Hauk (St. John's) def. Abergel (Yale), 6-3, 6-4


 --


 Hauk (St. John's) def. Lin (Penn), 4-6, 6-0, (10-6)


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 Yegya-Raman (Princeton) def. Berman (Yale), 9-7


 Sherwood (Cornell) def. Santoro (Yale), 8-5


 Lederman (Yale) def. Schimmel (Yale), 8-6


 Brosens (Princeton) def. Danielsson (Binghamton), 8-6

"A" Singles (32 players)
First Round

Mihai Nichifor (Columbia) def. Hicham Laalej (Penn), 6-4, 6-4


 Connor Dawson (Yale) def. Kyle Doppelt (Cornell), 6-1, 6-4


 Jonathan Jaklitsch (Cornell) def. Martin Kosut (St. John's), 6-1, 6-4


 George Carpeni (Princeton) def. Yan Levinski (GW), 6-2, 6-2


 Bodgen Borta (Columbia) def. Ugur Atalay (GW), 6-2, 6-2


 Marc Asch (Cornell) def. Asaf Honig (St. John's), 6-2, 6-3


 Sven Vloedgraven (Binghamton) def. Ryan Kim (Princeton), 7-5, 6-0


 Jeff Dawson (Yale) def. Pavel Cerny (St. John's), 6-4, 6-3


 Jonathan Wong (Columbia) def. Gustova Loza (St. John's), 7-5, 6-1


 Adam Schwartz (Penn) def. Gilbert Wong (Binghamton), 6-1, 6-2


 Alex Vuckovic (Princeton) def. Arya Vayghan (GW), 6-3, 5-7, (11-9)


 Jeremy Feldman (Cornell) def. Michael Caldwell (Yale), 6-4, 6-4


 Calvin Bennett (Yale) def. Josh Goldstein (Cornell)


 Erik Hannah (GW) def. Sasha Svetlakov (St. John's), 6-4, 4-6, (10-5)


 Jonathan Fife (Cornell) def. Alex Vasin (Penn), 6-3, 6-1


 Peter Capkovic (Princeton) def. Ekin Sezgen (Columbia), 6-4, 7-5



Second Round
Mihai Nichifor (Columbia) def. Connor Dawson (Yale), 6-2, 6-2


 George Carpeni (Princeton) def. Jonathan Jaklitsch (Cornell), 6-2, 6-4


 Bogden Borta (Columbia) def. Marc Asch (Cornell), 6-4, 6-4


 Jeff Dawson (Yale) def. Sven Vloedgraven (Binghamton), 6-2, 4-6, (10-7)


 Jonathan Wong (Columbia) def. Adam Schwartz (Penn), 6-4, 6-4


 Jeremy Feldman (Cornell) def. Alex Vuckovic (Princeton), 7-5, 6-2


 Erik Hannah (GW) def. Calvin Bennett (Yale), 6-3, 6-0


 Jonathan Fife (Cornell) def. Peter Capkovic (Princeton), 6-4, 2-6, (11-9)



Third Round

Mihai Nichifor (Columbia) def. George Carpeni (Princeton), 6-2, 6-3


 Bogden Borta (Columbia) def. Jeff Dawson (Yale), 6-4, 6-2


 Jonathan Wong (Columbia) def. Jeremy Feldman (Cornell), 6-0, 6-3


 Jonathan Fife (Cornell) def. Erik Hannah (GW), 6-7(3), 7-6(1),ret.



Semifinals


 Mihai Nichifor (Columbia) def. Bogden Borta (Columbia), 6-7(5), 6-2, (10-6)

 Jonathan Wong (Columbia) def. Jonathan Fife (Cornell), 7-6, 6-2



Finals Jonathan Wong (Columbia) def. Mihai Nichifor (Columbia), 6-3, 7-5


Consolation

 Doppelt (Cornell) def. Laalej (Penn)


 Levinski (GW) def. Kosut (St. John's), 9-7


 Atalay (GW) def. Honig (St. John's), 8-6


 Kim (Princeton) def. Cerny (St. John's), 8-3


 Loza (St. John's) def. Wong (Binghamton), 8-6


 Caldwell (Yale) def. Vayghan (GW), 8-1


 Goldstein (Cornell) def. Svetlakov (St. John's), 9-8(5)


 Vasin (Penn) def. Sezgen (Columbia), 9-7


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 Levinski (GW) def. Doppelt (Cornell), 8-4


 Atalay (GW) def. Kim (Princeton), 8-5


 Caldwell (Yale) def. Loza (St. John's), 8-6


 Vasin (Penn) def. Goldstein (Cornell), 8-3


 --


 Atalay (GW) def. Levinski (GW), 6-3, 6-2


 Vasin (Penn) def. Caldwell (Yale), 6-2, 2-6, (11-9)


 --


 Vasin (Penn) def. Atalay (GW), 7-5, 6-4


 --


 Jaklitsch (Cornell) def. C.Dawson (Yale), 8-5


 Vloedgraven (Binghamton) def. Asch (Cornell), 9-8


 Schwarz (Penn) def. Vuckovic (Princeton)


 Bennett (Yale) def. Capkovic (Princeton)




 "B" Doubles
First Round

Feldman/Gauthier (Cornell), bye

 Sezgen/Urban (Columbia) def. Shoji/Preyer (Princeton), 8-2


 Schwartz/Bury (Penn) def. Bohnen/Lee (Columbia), 8-1


 Honig/Talbot (St. John's) def. Lederman/Abergel (Yale), 8-6


 Levinski/Kushma (GW) def. Berman/Santoro (Yale), 9-7


 Deb Sen/Matsumoto (Columbia) def. Danielsson/Algier (Binghamton), 8-5

 Asch/Sherwood (Cornell) def. Faust/Yegya-Raman (Princeton), 8-5


 Caldwell/Samaha (Yale) def. Loza/Hauk (St. John's), 9-7



Second Round

Feldman/Gauthier (Cornell) def. Sezgen/Urban (Columbia), 8-6


 Honig/Talbot (St. John's) def. Schwartz/Bury (Penn)


 Levinski/Kushma (GW) def. Deb Sen/Matsumoto (Columbia), 8-6


 Caldwell/Samaha (Yale) def. Asch/Sherwood (Cornell), 8-2




Semifinals

 Caldwell/Samaha (Yale) def. Levinski/Kushma (GW), 8-5


 Feldman/Gauthier (Cornell) def. Honig/Talbot (St. John's), 8-2




Finals
Caldwell/Samaha (Yale) def. Feldman/Gauthier (Cornell), 8-5

"A" Doubles

First Round


 Borta/Wong (Columbia), bye


 Vloedgraven/Wong (Binghamton def. Fife/Jaklitsch (Cornell), 8-3

 J.Dawson/Blumenkranz (Yale) def. Hannah/Vayghan (GW), 8-4


 Kosut/Svetlakov (St. John's) def. Laalej/Law (Penn), 8-6


 Bennett/C.Dawson (Yale) def. Doppelt/Goldstein (Cornell), 8-6


 Kim/Trubov (Princeton) def. Vasin/Lin (Penn), 8-5


 Wallensteen/Cerny (St. John's) def. Atalay/Schlachter (GW), 9-7


 Nichifor/Schneiderman (Columbia), bye

Second Round

Borta/Wong (Columbia) def. Vloedgraven/Wong (Binghamton, 8-3


 Kosut/Svetkalov (St. John's) def. J.Dawson/Blumenkranz (Yale), 8-3


 Kim/Trubov (Princeton) def. Bennett/C.Dawson (Yale), 8-3


 Nichifor/Schneiderman (Columbia) def. Wallensteen/Cerny (St. John's), 9-7






Semifinals


 Borta/Wong (Columbia) def. Kosut/Svetlakov (St. John's), 8-2


 Kim/Trubov (Princeton) def. Nichifor/Schneiderman (Columbia), 8-6



 Finals

Borta/Wong (Columbia) def. Kim/Trubov (Princeton), 8-4

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