All-Ivy Teams Announced

May 1, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Four Bulldogs were honored by the Ivy League Thursday with All-Ivy selections. Junior Michael Caldwell (Encinitas, Calif.) earned a Second Team All-Ivy singles selection. Junior Josh Lederman (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) and freshman Calvin Bennett (Sandy, Utah) earned a Second Team All-Ivy doubles selection. Junior Jeff Dawson (St. Charles, Ill.), the newly elected team captain, earned All-Ivy honorable mention.

Caldwell split time between the No. 1 and No. 2 singles spots during the season and posted a 3-4 Ivy League record. The highlight of the season for Caldwell came against Harvard's Ashwin Kumar, when Caldwell pulled off the victory at No. 1 singles.

The doubles team of Lederman and Bennett earned Second Team All-Ivy doubles selection after posting a 2-3 Ivy League record at No. 1 doubles.

Like Caldwell, Dawson split time between the No. 1 and No. 2 singles spots during the season and posted a 3-4 Ivy League record. Dawson posted perfect 3-0 Ivy League record at No. 1 singles with victories against Princeton, Cornell, and Dartmouth. In addition to coming up with the decisive victory at No. 1 singles against Dartmouth, Dawson handed Ivy League Player of the Year Peter Capkovic of Princeton one of his only two Ivy League losses this season.

2008 All-Ivy Men's Tennis

FIRST TEAM
Singles
*Ashwin Kumar, Harvard (Sr., Round Rock, Texas)
*Jason Pinsky, Penn (Sr., Potomac, Md.)
*Peter Capkovic, Princeton (Jr., Bratislava, Slovakia)
Chris Clayton, Harvard (Jr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Mark Brodie, Dartmouth (Sr., Greensboro, N.C.)
Jonathan Wong, Columbia (Soph., Melville, N.Y.)

Doubles
*Harvard -- Ashwin Kumar (Sr., Round Rock, Texas) & Sasha Ermakov (Jr., Dallas, Texas)
Brown -- Saurabh Kohli (Sr., Colaba, Mumbai, India) & Basu Ratnam (Jr., Oyster Bay, N.Y.)
Dartmouth -- Mark Brodie (Sr., Greensboro, N.C.) & Jeff Schechtman (Sr., Highland Park, Ill.)

Player of the Year
Peter Capkovic, Princeton (Jr., Bratislava, Slovakia)

Rookie of the Year
Jeremy Feldman, Cornell (Fr., Armonk, N.Y.)

SECOND TEAM
Singles
Saurabh Kohli, Brown (Sr., Colaba, Mumbai, India)
Chris Lee, Brown (Jr., Sudbury, Mass.)
Mark Clemente, Columbia (Sr., Monroe Township, N.J.)
Michael Caldwell, Yale (Jr., Encinitas, Calif.)
Dan Nguyen, Harvard (Sr., Phoenix, Ariz.)
Bogdan Borta, Columbia (Jr., Bacau, Romania)

Doubles
Columbia -- Jonathan Wong (Soph., Melville, N.Y.) & Bogdan Borta (Jr., Bacau, Romania)
Brown -- Sam Garland (Jr., Bradenton, Fla.) & Noah Gardner (Jr., Cambridge, Mass.)
Yale -- Josh Lederman (Jr., Pacific Palisades, Calif.) & Calvin Bennett (Fr., Sandy, Utah)

HONORABLE MENTION
Singles
Joshua Goldstein, Cornell (Jr., St. Louis, Mo.)
George Carpeni, Princeton (Soph., Oxshott, England)
Jeff Dawson, Yale (Jr., St. Charles, Ill.)
Eric Riley, Penn (Sr., The Woodlands, Texas)
Aba Omodele-Lucien, Harvard (Fr., Berkeley, Calif.)

Doubles
Harvard -- Michael Hayes (Soph., Sydney, Australia) & Alexei Chijoff-Evans (Fr., Plano, Texas)
Cornell -- Josh Goldstein (Jr., St. Louis, Mo.) & Weston Nichols (Sr., Great Falls, Va.)
Harvard -- Dan Nguyen (Sr., Phoenix, Ariz.) & Aba Omodele-Lucien (Fr., Berkeley, Calif.)

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity