February 9, 2008

St. John's Defeats Yale 5-2

Feb. 9, 2008

Woodbridge, CT - St. John's defeated Yale 5-2 Friday at Tennis Central in Woodbridge. Junior Jeff Dawson and senior Rory Green came away with victories for the Bulldogs in the loss.

Playing No. 2 singles, Dawson cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Alex Svetlakov. Green battled back from a one set deficit to defeat Asaf Honig 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Both sophomore Matt Schimmel and freshman Ryan Berman lost hard fought three set matches at No. 4 and No. 6 singles, respectively.

At No. 1 doubles, Green and freshman Calvin Bennett took care of Svetlakov and Artem Vlaenko 8-3. The Bulldogs dropped the other two doubles matches and the doubles point.

Complete Results
Singles
1. Artem Vlasenko (S) def. Michael Caldwell (Y), 6-2, 6-4
2. Jeff Dawson (Y) def Alex Svetlakov (S), 6-1, 6-0
3. Rory Green (Y) def. Asaf Honig (S), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
4. Martin Kosut (S) def. Matt Schimmel (Y), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
5. Pavel Cerny (S) def. Tom Santoro (Y), 6-0, 6-2
6. Jordan Talbot (S) def. Ryan Berman (Y), 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (2)

Doubles
1. Green / Calvin Bennett (Y) def. Svetlakov / Vlasenko (S), 8-3
2. Kosut / Gustafo Loza (S) def. Jeff Dawson / Josh Lederman (Y), 8-3
3. Derek Wallensteen / Cerny (S) def. Caldwell / Jordan Abergel (Y), 8-6

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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