Wai Battles Hard In Virginia

Wai Battles Hard In Virginia

Sept. 16, 2006

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Yale captain Brandon Wai fought hard in his match against Harvard's Ashwin Kumar today in the consolation quarterfinals of the University of Virginia's annual invitational, eventually falling to Kumar in three sets. Wai battled back from an opening set loss to thump Kumar in the second, only to fall to him in a tiebreaker in the third.

Kumar, ranked No. 92 in the nation, opened the match with a tight 7-6 win in the first set, but Wai retaliated with a 6-2 thrashing in the second. The senior could not continue the momentum, hoever, losing 10-8 in the third set superbreaker.

"The competition was very good," Cary Leeds Head Coach Alex Dorato said. "This was Brandon's first loss to a player from the northeast in quite some time."

Dorato said that Wai would skip next week's Princeton/Farnsworth Invitational in order to train for the ECAC team championships, which begin Fri., Sept. 29 in New York.

Report filed by David Sherfinski '08, Yale Sports Publicity