April 15, 2005
New York, NY - The Yale men's tennis team faced stiff competition against Columbia this Friday in the Dick Savitt Center. Today's match bumps Columbia's perfect Ivy play record to 4-0 and gives Columbia a 14-2 overall record. Yale's Ivy record falls to 1-2, and their overall record now stands at 5-11.
Although the consistently strong duo of Brendan Wai and Ryan Murphy won the No. 1 doubles position 8-3, Columbia swept the No. 2 and 3 doubles matches for the point.
In singles play, Columbia swept all the matches except the No. 1 spot. Chris Lawler (No. 6 singles), Milosz Gudzowski (No. 4 singles) and Ryan Murphy (No. 2 singles) all came back from first set losses to challenge Columbia in the second set. However, they were all unable to secure wins in the final round of action.
Brandon Wai secured Yale's only point of the day, winning a tiebreaker in an abbreviated match against Columbia's Akshay Rao. Wai, who has established himself as Yale's standout player, won the match 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8).
Yale will travel to Ithaca tomorrow, Apr. 16, to face Cornell at noon.
Report filed by Christie Yang '06, Yale Sports Publicity.
Doubles#1. Murphy/Wai (Yale) def. Rao/Robbin (Columbia), 8-3 #2. Moore/Moore (Columbia) def. Lawler/Reynolds (Yale), 8-6 #3. Bhamidipati/Drucker (Columbia) def. Green/Gudzowski (Yale), 8-1
Singles#1. Brandon Wai (Yale) def. Rao (Columbia), 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8) #2. J.Moore (Columbia) def. Ryan Murphy (Yale), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 #3. Emany (Columbia) def. Rowan Reynolds (Yale), 6-0, 6-4 #4. Clemente (Columbia) def. Milosz Gudzowski (Yale), 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 #5. M. Moore (Columbia) def. Rory Green (Yale), 6-2, 6-4 #6. M. Accordino (Columbia) def. Chris Lawler (Yale), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2