2018-19 Yale Men's Tennis News

  • Men's Tennis to Kick Off Spring Season
    January 19, 2019
    The Yale men’s tennis team will kick off their 2019 spring campaign against a trio of non-conference foes this weekend at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The Bulldogs begin Friday evening against West Coast visitor Cal Poly, followed by a Saturday doubleheader featuring Army and Michigan State of the Big Ten.
  • Yale beats Army, Falls to Michigan State in Hard-Fought Matches
    January 19, 2019
    Yale concluded the East Coast Challenge Tournament at West Point, New York this past Saturday with a confident victory over Army before being edged out by the experienced Michigan State. The Bulldogs’ spring campaign will continue this coming Saturday against Quinnipiac at 1:00 p.m. at the Cullman Heyman Tennis Center. The No. 3 doubles duo comprised of junior Andrew Heller and First year Arnav Dhingra broke out of the gates early against Army, taking down the Army team of Quiros and Huttepain 6-4. After Dylan King and Michael Sun fell to the No. 44 nationally ranked doubles team in Army’s Conlin and Larichev in a closely contested 6-4, Junior Ryan Cheng and sophomore Cody Lin were able to seal the doubles point for the Bulldogs with an impressive 7-6 comeback victory at the No. 2 position. Dylan King quickly claimed the No. 2 singles match by a margin of 6-1, 6-3, building on the confidence still radiating from Cheng and Lin. Sun’s fall at the No. 1 singles spot to a veteran opponent in Army’s Conlin brought Army onto the scoreboard along with a loss from Dennis Wang at the No. 6 spot, but confident victories from Lin and Cheng brought the match to a grinding halt with the clinched team score of 4-2. Both Ryan Cheng and Cody Lin will continue to be centerpieces of the Yale lineup and massive team confidence boosters for the rest of the spring. That same afternoon the Bulldogs took the court against Michigan State and showed no signs of slowing down. King and Sun came away with a 6-2 victory followed closely by a 6-3 victory from Cheng and Lin to put Yale up 1-0 over the Spartans. King’s level of play also seemed to be on the rise, an ominous sign for Michigan State as he cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 win at the No. 2 singles position. However, with tight losses from Dhingra, Cheng, and Wang at their respective No. 4, 3, and 5 positions, the fate of the match was placed in the hands of sophomore Alan Sou and first year Michael Sun. Though many fans hearkened back to Sou’s debut match last spring with a closing win over ranked foe William and Mary, Sou would just barely fall short in this contest 7-6, 1-6, 4-6. There is no doubt that Sou and the rest of the Bulldog squad have a bright season ahead of them, which will pick back up this Saturday at home. Report by Andrew Heller '20, Yale Sports Publicity Full Results: Yale vs. Army Doubles: Conlin/Larichev (Army) def. King/Sun (Yale) – 6-4 Cheng/Lin (Yale) def. Mitchell/Gorshein (Army) – 7-6 Heller/Dhingra (Yale) def. Quiros/Huttepain (Army) – 6-4 Singles: Conlin (Army) def. Sun (Yale) – 6-3, 6-2 King (Yale) def. Mitchell (Army) – 6-1, 6-3 Cheng (Yale) def. Larichev (Army) – 6-2, 7-5 Huttepain (Army) vs. Dhingra (Yale) – DNF Lin (Yale) def. Quiros (Army) – 7-6, 6-4 Gorshein (Army) def. Wang (Yale) – 6-4, 6-3 Full Results: Yale vs. Michigan State Doubles: King/Sun (Yale) def. Winkler/Carlin (MSU) – 6-2 Cheng/Lin (Yale) def. Rakic/Pero (MSU) – 6-3 Heller/Dhingra (Yale) vs. Shisler/Williams (MSU) – DNF Singles: Sun (Yale) vs. Winkler (MSU) – DNF King (Yale) def. Carlin (MSU) – 6-2, 6-1 Rakic (MSU) def. Cheng (Yale) – 6-4, 6-4 Gates (MSU) def. Dhingra (Yale) – 6-3, 6-2 Williams (MSU) def. Lin (Yale) – 6-4, 7-5 Pero (MSU) def. Wang (Yale) – 6-7, 6-1, 6-4
  • Bulldogs Take Down Cal Poly at East Coast Challenge
    January 18, 2019
    The Yale Men’s Tennis Team defeated Cal Poly in a hard-fought duel Friday night in West point, New York. Among the top performers of the day were juniors Ryan Cheng and Dylan King. The Bulldogs will continue play on Saturday against Army and Michigan State. The sensational doubles duo of freshman Michael Sun and junior carried over their success from the fall with a 6-4 victory at the No. 1 singles position to start the day. Junior veteran Ryan Cheng and sophomore Cody Lin were sure to build on the momentum of King and Sun, taking the No. 2 doubles match in a tight 7-6 battle to secure the doubles point for the Bulldogs. Lin has really showcased his skills of late, being the first to come off the court with an ensuing 6-3, 6-4 singles win at the No. 6 position over Cal Poly’s Nakayama. King followed with a similarly impressive display of confidence, taking down his opponent at the No. 2 singles spot 6-3, 7-5 to put Yale up 3-0. Despite a loss at the No. 5 position from junior Andrew Heller, Cheng was able to seal the match for the Bulldogs at the No. 3 singles spot with a convincing 6-1, 7-5 victory. Report by Andrew Heller '20, Yale Sports Publicity Full Results: Doubles: King/Sun (Yale) def Ortlip/Shenkiryk (CP) – 6-4 Cheng/Lin (Yale) def Noel/Meinert (CP) – 7-6 Heller/Dhingra vs Bechard/Nakayama (CP) – DNF Singles: Ortlip (CP) def Sun (Yale) – 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 King (Yale) def Bechard (CP) – 6-3, 7-5 Cheng (Yale) def Noel (CP) – 6-1, 7-5 Vardanyan (CP) def Dhingra (Yale) – 6-7, 7-6, 1-0 Stater (CP) def Heller (Yale) – 6-3, 6-3 Lin (Yale) def Nakayama (CP) – 6-3, 6-4
  • Sun Lights the Way for Bulldogs at Connecticut State Championship
    November 05, 2018
    Yale wrapped up the fall season Sunday with the conclusion of the Connecticut State Championship and looks very strong heading into the spring season. Several Yale players put up stellar performances, with Michael Sun and Dylan King taking home the doubles title and Sun wining his respective singles bracket as well. Sunday’s full results can be found at the bottom of this page.
  • Bulldogs Advance Through Second Day of Connecticut State Championship
    November 04, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team had quite a successful day Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center and looks to be rounding out into peak physical form as the fall season nears a close. The Bulldogs broke out of the gates early, taking three out of four doubles matches to start the day. Junior sensation Dylan King and first-year standout Michael Sun won two straight doubles matches against St. John’s University and Boston College, respectively. Sun carried this momentum into singles with a hard-earned 7-5, 7-6 victory over Quinnipiac’s Zaretsky. Sophomore duo Alan Sou and Cody Lin triumphed over UCONN and Sou then came out firing against Dartmouth’s Pritzker to eventually take the match 6-2, 6-4. Although senior Nathan Brown and junior Camille Kima fell in a tough doubles match against UCONN, they were able to bounce back quickly in singles. Brown took down Marist’s Oxner 7-6, 6-2, while Kima was edged out by Boston College’s Flanagan before downing Sacred Heart’s Del Valle in two competitive matches. Singles and doubles match play will resume Sunday to conclude the Connecticut State Championship.
  • Elis Enter Second Day of Connecticut State Championship
    November 03, 2018
    The Yale Bulldogs will resume tournament play Saturday morning in New Haven, with doubles play beginning at 10:00 a.m. Results will be posted throughout the day at the bottom of this page. The Elis saw success early on Friday as Dylan King and Michael Sun outclassed their opponents, cruising to an 8-3 victory. Meanwhile, Cody Lin and Alan Sou fought hard but eventually fell in an epic 9-7 battle. Although the Bulldogs put up a strong fight in singles play, many close matches fell the other way, with Sun being the bright spot of the day with a blazing 6-1, 6-1 win. However, these challenging matches will provide invaluable experience to a young Bulldog squad when they find themselves deep in the spring season.
  • Bulldogs Gear Up for Connecticut State Championship
    November 01, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team will face tough opposition this weekend, with teams journeying to New Haven from all over the Northeast for the Connecticut State Championship. After a promising showing at the Dartmouth Invitational, the Yale Bulldogs will look to finish out their fall season on a high note. Match play will begin Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.
  • Sun Rises for Second Day of Matches at Dartmouth
    October 21, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team rounded off the second day of competition at the Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday, with several Elis scoring victories over strong opponents. Play continues Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. with results being posted throughout the day.
  • King, Sou Triumph on Last Day of Dartmouth Invite
    October 21, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team finished strong at the Dartmouth Invitational on Sunday, with all four remaining Yale singles matches coming down to the wire.
  • Bulldogs Excel at Dartmouth Invite
    October 19, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team shined during the first day of competition at Dartmouth, with several Yale players advancing in their respective draws. Play will continue Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m., with results being posted throughout the day.
  • Bulldogs Head to Dartmouth Invitational
    October 18, 2018
    The Yale men's tennis team will look to hold its own amongst a tough pool of Ivy League teams this weekend, travelling to Hanover for the Dartmouth Invitational. Several Yale players will seek to build on a successful fall campaign, especially after a strong showing at the ITA Regional Championship last weekend.
  • Bulldog Advances in ITA Regionals
    October 13, 2018
    Four Bulldogs competed in the round of 16 of the ITA Northeast Regional tournament for the Yale men’s tennis team on Saturday, with one other player competing in a consolation match. Although the team faced difficult competition across the board, junior stud Ryan Cheng advanced past his opponent and into the quarterfinals of his draw. All matches took place at Princeton University once again, with all matches except Cheng’s, which took place at 2:30 p.m., occurring at 1:00 p.m.
  • Yale Starts Strong in ITA Regionals
    October 12, 2018
    Yale men’s tennis had strong showings in singles play in their first matches in the ITA Northeast Regionals tournament earlier today. While the team has endured a few injuries recently, the Bulldogs bounced back well, with four players advancing in singles play. All matches took place at Princeton University. The day began with doubles play, where junior pair Dylan King and Ryan Cheng and first-year duo Arnav Dhingra and Michael started at 10:00 a.m. Senior Dennis Wang and first-years Dhingra and Sun began their singles matches at 11 a.m., while King and Cheng began singles play at 12:30 p.m.
  • Yale Concludes Ivy Plus Championships
    September 23, 2018
    Yale men’s tennis concluded the Ivy Plus Championships on Sunday with matches at both Yale and Princeton University. At Yale, the team played three singles matches while at the Princeton location, sophomore Alan Sou and first-year Michael Sun battled in the final of their doubles draw.
  • Yale Advances to Finals of Doubles Draw in Second Day of Ivy Plus Championships
    September 22, 2018
    Yale competed in the second day of the Ivy Plus Championships earlier today, with matches in both Princeton, New Jersey at Princeton University and New Haven, Connecticut at Yale University. The same eight players as yesterday competed, with four at Yale and four at Princeton University – with the same breakdown in terms of locations as yesterday.
  • Youth Find Success in First Day of Ivy Plus
    September 21, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team competed in the first day of the Ivy Plus championships today. The tournament is taking place both in New Haven, Connecticut at Yale as well as in Princeton, NJ at Princeton University, with Yale players competing at both locations. At Yale, Cody Lin, Dennis Wang, Nathan Brown and Arnav Dhingra competed. At Princeton, Michael Sun, Dylan King, Ryan Cheng and Alan Sou competed.
  • Yale Begins Season with Promising Performance at Penn Invitational
    September 16, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team kicked off the 2018-19 season at the Penn Invitational this past weekend, where they battled against Middle Tennessee State University, Georgetown, William & Mary and Denver. Arnav Dhingra and Michael Sun, the two youngest additions to the team, flourished with promising performances in both singles and doubles, where the duo plays together. Both players were five-star recruits and offer a bright future for the team, with Sun ranking No. 1 in New Jersey and No. 31 nationally and Dhingra ranking No. 2 in Maryland and No. 36 nationally prior to coming to Yale.
  • Strong Yale Presence In Opening Night Festivities At Connecticut Open
    August 20, 2018
    Two members of the Yale tennis family had a special night at the Connecticut Open. Newcomers Caroline Dunleavy of the women’s team and Michael Sun of the men’s team teamed up with former professionals Lindsay Davenport and James Blake for a friendly mixed doubles match as part of the third annual Opening Night Presented by Yale.
  • Dorato Announces Retirement After 2018-19 Season
    August 03, 2018
    The Yale University Department of Athletics announced today that Alex Dorato, the Cary Leeds Head Coach of Men’s Tennis, will retire at the end of the 2018-19 season.