January 10, 2009

Yale Defeats Amherst, Williams

Jan. 10, 2009

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Yale defeated both Amherst and Williams 9-0 Friday in away matches.

The Bulldogs did not drop a single game in the win over Amherst. Junior Aaron Fuchs led the way with a 9-5, 9-7, 9-6 win at No. 1.

It was freshmen and sophomores that led the way for the Bulldogs though by winning seven of the nine matches. Sophomore John Fulham rolled to 9-2, 9-4, 9-0 win at No. 2. At No. 3, sophomore Naishadh Lalwani cruised to a 9-1, 9-2, 9-0 win. Freshman John Roberts handled his opponent at No. 4 9-0, 9-2, 9-1. Playing No. 5, freshman Ryan Dowd defeated his opponent 9-0, 9-1, 9-4. At No. 6 , sophomore Christopher Plimpton won 9-2, 9-1, 9-0. Sophomore Michael Maruca won at No. 7 9-3, 9-2, 9-0. At No. 8, freshman Robert Berner won his match 9-0, 9-1, 9-6.

In the match against, Williams, Yale also came away with a 9-0 win. Fuchs battled to a 9-6, 9-6, 3-9, 9-2 win at No. 1. Fellow junior Todd Ruth bounced back after dropping the first game 9-4, to win the next three 9-2, 9-0, 10-8 at No. 2.

Lalwani and Roberts won their matches at No. 3 and No. 4. Senior Francis Johnson stepped up at No. 5 and came away with a 9-3, 9-2, 9-3 win. Dowd, Plimpton, Maruca, and Berner won at No. 6, 7, 8, and 9 respectively.

Yale is back in action Saturday in Hanover against Dartmouth.

Yale Defeats Amherst 9-0
1. Fuchs def. Blacker 9-5, 9-7, 9-6
2. Fulham def. Giovinazzo 9-2, 9-4, 9-0
3. Lalwani def. Severson 9-1, 9-2, 9-0
4. Roberts def. Cecala 9-0, 9-2, 9-1
5. Dowd def. Rapisarda 9-0, 9-1, 9-4
6. Plimpton def. Lavine 9-2, 9-1, 9-0
7. Maruca def. Arnold 9-3, 9-2, 9-0
8. Berner def. Glass 9-0, 9-1, 9-6
9. Hatch def. Banta 9-0, 9-3, 9-1
10. Oetter def. Corbin 9-1, 9-2, 9-7
11. Feldman def. Sud 9-2, 9-0, 9-4
12. Reid def. Forges 9-5, 6-9, 9-6, 9-1
13. Clayman def. Kramer 9-5, 9-2, 9-7
14. Azioz def. Glanton 9-0, 9-1, 9-1

Yale Defeats Williams 9-0
1. Fuchs def. Buchsbaum 9-6, 9-6, 3-9, 9-2
2. Ruth def. Morris 4-9, 9-2, 9-0, 10-8
3. Lalwani def. Miller 9-5, 9-4, 9-6
4. Roberts def. Grner 9-10, 9-6, 7-9, 9-5, 9-3
5. Johnson def. Henze 9-3, 9-2, 9-3
6. Dowd def. Taros 9-5, 9-2, 9-3
7. Plimpton def. Herrmann 9-1, 9-1, 7-9, 9-0
8. Maruca def. Henry 7-9, 9-2, 9-4 , 9-0, 9-2
9. Berner def. Marshalr 9-1, 9-4, 9-5
10. Hatch def. Zuckerman 9-1, 9-3, 9-1

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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