February 15, 2009

Boston College Defeats Yale 4-3

Feb. 15, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Yale fell to 3-2 Sunday after losing to Boston College 4-3 in a consolation match at the ECAC Championships. The Bulldogs won the doubles point in the loss.

Playing No. 2 doubles, senior Jeff Dawson and freshman Erik Blumenkranz defeated Brian Garber and Alex Skinner 8-6. The doubles team of junior Connor Dawson and senior Josh Lederman came up with an 8-4 victory over Sam Wagner and Akash Muppidi of Boston College.

Yale managed to win singles matches at No. 2 and No. 6 singles. At the No. 2 singles spot, senior Michael Caldwell battled to a 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Akash Muppidi. Senior Tom Santoro rolled to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Brandon Wong at No. 6 singles.

Three of Yale's four losses came in three sets. Jeff Dawson made his match about as close as it could be as he lost to Thomas Nolan at No. 1 singles 7-5, 5-7, 7-6. His brother Connor Dawson also went three sets before losing 6-7, 6-1, 6-2 to Erik Kreutzer at No. 3 singles. The story was the same for Blumenkranz at No. 5 singles where he lost to Brian Locklear 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Complete Results
Singles

1. Thomas Nolan (BC) def. Jeff Dawson (Y), 7-5, 5-7, 7-6

2. Michael Caldwell (Y) def. Akash Muppidi (BC), 6-7, 6-3, 6-3

3. Erik Kreutzer (BC) def. Connor Dawson (Y), 6-7, 6-1, 6-2

4. Alex Skinner (BC) def. Calvin Bennett (Y), 7-5, 6-2

5. Brian Locklear (BC) def. Erik Blumenkranz (Y), 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

6. Tom Santoro (Y) def. Brandon Wong (BC), 6-3, 6-2



Doubles

1. Caldwell/Bennett (Y) vs. Nolan/Kreutzer (BC), 6-6 DNF

2. J. Dawson/Blumenkranz (Y) def. Brian Garber/Skinner (BC), 8-6

3. C. Dawson/Josh Lederman (Y) def. Sam Wagner/Muppidi (BC), 8-4

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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