Yale Loses to UC Irvine 5-2

March 14, 2008

Irvine, CA - The Bulldogs (4-5) dropped a 5-2 decision to No. 57 UC Irvine (6-7) Friday. Freshman Calvin Bennett and junior Josh Lederman won for the Bulldogs in the loss.

Sophomore Connor Dawson and junior Jeff Dawson won at No. 2 doubles 8-4, but the Bulldogs came up short of the doubles point. Bennett and Lederman lost in a tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles.

Bennett cruised to a straight set 6-1, 6-3 victory over Khunpol Issara at No. 3 singles. Lederman won his match for the second straight day. At No. 6 singles, Lederman pulled out a 6-3, 4-6, 10-4 victory over Zac Tsai.

Yale will battle San Diego State Saturday at 1 p.m.

Results
Singles
No. 1 Alex Sundling (UCI) def. Jeff Dawson (YALE), 6-4, 6-4
No. 2 Victor Lamm (UCI) def. Connor Dawson (YALE), 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 Calvin Bennett (YALE) def. Khunpol Issara (UCI), 6-1, 6-3
No. 4 Trevor Dobson (UCI) def. Matt Schimmel (YALE), 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 Stephen Stege (UCI) def. Tom Santoro (YALE), 6-2, 1-6, 7-5
No. 6 Josh Lederman (YALE) def. Zac Tsai (UCI), 6-3, 4-6, 10-4
Singles Order of Finish: 4, 3, 2, 1, 6, 5

Doubles
No. 1 Sundling/Issara (UCI) def. Bennett/Lederman (YALE), 9-8
No. 2 Dawson/Dawson (YALE) def. Douglas Taylor/Dobson (UCI), 8-4
No. 3 Ajay Ahluwalia/Lamm (UCI) def. Rory Green/Jordan Abergel (YALE), 8-5
Doubles Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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