February 5, 2007

Bulldogs Fall 4-3 to Golden Gophers

Feb. 5, 2007

Minneapolis, Minnesota - Yale dropped to 0-2 to start the season after losing to No. 32 ranked Minnesota (4-1) 4-3 yesterday in Minneapolis. Brandon Wai, Connor Dawson and Rory Green picked up victories at No. 1, 3 and 4 singles, but the Gophers edged the Bulldogs for the victory.

At No. 2 singles, sophomore Michael Caldwell dropped the first set 6-4 before taking the second set 6-3. However, Minnesota's Raoul Schwark, nationally ranked No. 58, was too much for Caldwell and took the third and final set 7-5.

Brandon Wai, nationally ranked No. 81, pulled off a big victory for Yale at No. 1 singles defeating Andrews Osorio, who holds a national ranking of 77. Wai teamed up with Green also took the top doubles slot with an 8-6 victory, but the Gophers took the other two doubles matches to get the doubles point and the victory.

Results:

Singles
No. 1 Brandon Wai (Y) def. Andrews Osorio (M), 6-4, 6-4
No. 2 Raoul Schwark (M) def. Michael Caldwell (Y), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
No. 3 Connor Dawson (Y) def. Mikey Kantar (M), 7-6, 6-3
No. 4 Rory Green (Y) def. Nich Edlefsen (M), 6-3, 7-5
No. 5 Dino Bilankov (M) def. Matt Schimmel (Y), 6-0, 6-3
No. 6 Sion Wilkins (M) def. Josh Lederman (Y), 6-2, 7-5

Doubles
No. 1 Green/Wai (Y) def. Kantar/Schwark (M), 8-6
No. 2 D.J. Geatz/Wilkins (M) def. Dawson/Lederman (Y), 8-2
No. 3 Osorio/ChiPham (M) def. Caldwell/Tom Santoro (Y), 8-5

Report filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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