Yale Loses to Harvard

April 22, 2005

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New Haven, CT - The men's tennis team was ultimately unable to rally against a strong Harvard team on Friday afternoon on the Cullman courts. Harvard won the match 6-1. Today's match gives the Bulldogs a 5-13 overall record and a 1-4 record in Ivy play. Harvard bumps it record up to 12-10 on the season and 4-1 in conference play.

On the doubles court, Rowan Reynolds and Chris Lawler had an extremely close match in the No. 2 spot against Gideon Balkin and Scott Denenberg, narrowly losing 9-7. Although Yale came close to victory in all three matches, Harvard ended up sweeping doubles.

In singles play, Milosz Gudzowski claimed Yale's sole victory of the day, decisively defeating Shantanu Dhaka in straight sets. Gudzowski had an outstanding day, going 6-1, 6-2, for a virtually uncontested win against Dhaka.

The team honored seniors Andrew Arons, Johnny Lu and Murphy before the match.

Yale continues Ivy play on Sun., Apr. 24, when they travel to Hanover to play Dartmouth at noon.

Report filed by Christie Yang '06, Yale Sports Publicity.

Doubles

#1 #30 Chu/Kumar (Harvard) def. Murphy/Wai (Yale) 8-5

#2 Valkin/Denenberg (Harvard) def. Reynolds/Lawler (Yale) 9-7

#3 Beren/Chiu def. (Harvard) def. Gudzowski/Green (Yale) 8-6

Singles

#1 #42 Jonathan Chu (Harvard) def. Brandon Wai (Yale) 6-2,6-2

#2 Ashwin Kumar (Harvard) def. Ryan Murphy (Yale) 6-4,5-7,6-4

#3 Dan Nguyen (Harvard) def. Rowan Reynolds (Yale) 6-4,1-6,6-3

#4 Milosz Gudzowski (Yale) def. Shantanu Dhaka (Harvard) 6-1,6-2

#5 Brandon Chiu (Harvard) def. Rory Green (Yale) 6-2,7-6

#6 Gideon Valkin (Harvard) def. Chris Lawler (Yale)

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