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Tough Outing for Yale Against No. 17 Columbia

Kyle Dawson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Kyle Dawson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Lions Record 4-0 Victory over Bulldogs

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – In its fourth Ivy League match of the season, the Yale men's tennis team fell in a 4-0 decision to No. 17 Columbia on Sunday at the Bulldogs' home courts.  The Lions secured the doubles point before clinching the win in singles play.

With the loss, Yale falls to seventh position in the overall Ivy League standings, with three matches left to play.  With the win, Columbia extends its winning streak to 16 matches.  The Lions remain undefeated in conference matches (5-0). 

The Lions gained the upper hand from the outset, capturing wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles spots.  They then carried their momentum into singles play, posting three straight-set wins.  All other matches were left unfinished.

Despite the defeat, Yale has a chance to get back on track when it takes on No. 40 Dartmouth on Friday, Apr. 18.  The match against the Big Green will be the Elis' final home match of the season.  On Sunday, Apr. 20, Yale will renew its rivalry against No. 31 Harvard.  The Bulldogs will aim to be in top form for these matches, both of which promise to be exciting encounters.

Report by Robert Batista '15, Yale Sports Publicity

 Position  Yale University  Columbia University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  Tyler Lu  #12 Winston Lin  Unfinished  
 #2 Singles  Martin Svenning  Dragos Ignat  Unfinished  
 #3 Singles  Daniel Faierman  Max Schnur  Columbia University  6-0, 6-3
 #4 Singles  Kyle Dawson  Ashok Narayana  Columbia University  6-1, 6-1
 #5 Singles  Photos Photiades  Bert Vancura  Unfinished  
 #6 Singles  Zach Krumholz  Mike Vermeer  Columbia University  6-1, 6-2
 #1 Doubles  Tyler Lu
 Martin Svenning
 #7 Ashok Narayana
 Max Schnur
 #2 Doubles  Patrick Chase
 Kyle Dawson
 Winston Lin
 Mike Vermeer
 Columbia University  8-1
 #3 Doubles  Daniel Faierman
 Alex Hagermoser
 Richard Pham
 Bert Vancura
 Columbia University  8-2