Bulldogs Defeat Rochester and Bowdoin

Jan. 11, 2009

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bulldogs improved to 6-0 on the season with victories over Rochester and Bowdoin at home Sunday. After edging Rochester 5-4, Yale cruised to a 9-0 win over Bowdoin.

Sophomore John Fulham and senior Francis Johnson came up with key come-from-behind wins to help Yale secure the 5-4 win over Rochester. Fulham fell behind two games to none after losing the first games 9-4, 9-6, but he then battled back to win the next three game 9-6, 9-0, 9-5. Johnson found himself trailing two games to one with a 5-0 deficit in the fourth game before bouncing back to win the match 9-0, 7-9, 0-9, 9-5, 9-1.

Freshman John Roberts pulled out a 3-0 win for the Bulldogs at No. 5 with game scores of 9-2, 10-8, 10-8. Freshman Ryan Dowd won his match 9-0, 8-10, 9-2, 9-5 at No. 7. Playing No. 9, sophomore Christopher Plimpton cruised to a 9-1, 9-1, 9-4 win.

Yale only dropped one game in the 9-0 win over Bowdoin. Sophomore Michael Maruca rolled to a 9-2, 9-7, 9-5 win at No. 1. Freshman Robert Berner defeated his opponent 9-4, 9-6, 10-9 at No. 2. Seniors William Hatch and Ethan Oetter both cruised to 3-0 wins at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. Junior Russell Feldman battled to a 9-2, 3-9, 9-0, 9-4 win at No. 5. At No. 6, Junior Chris Reid blanked his opponent 9-0, 9-0, 9-0.

Yale Defeats Rochester 5-4
1. Bristow (R) def. Fuchs (Y) 9-5, 9-6, 9-5
2. Fulham (Y) def. Ahmed (R) 4-9, 6-9, 9-6, 9-0, 9-5
3. Fischer (R) def. Ruth (Y) 9-5, 9-4, 9-2
4. Reid (R) def. Lalwani (Y) 9-2, 9-4, 9-2
5. Roberts (Y) def. Newnham (R) 9-2, 10-8, 10-8
6. Johnson (Y) def. Domenick (R) 9-0, 7-9, 0-9, 9-5, 9-1
7. Dowd (Y) def. Perkiomaki (R) 9-0, 8-10, 9-2, 9-5
8. Wakabayashi (R) def. Campbell (Y) 10-9, 5-9, 9-6, 9-5
9. Plimpton (Y) def. Goncharuk (R) 9-1, 9-1, 9-4

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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