Sept. 24, 2004
In the first day of competition at the Yale Invitational Tennis Tournament, several Bulldogs have advanced through the brackets.
In A singles, Brandon Wai moved into the semifinals with a first-round bye and a second round 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 victory over Cornell's Brett McKeon. He will face Akshay Rao for a chance to move into the finals. Milosz Gudzowski, also playing A singles, defeated Princeton's Ashwat Sarohia 6-4, 7-5 but fell to Columbia's Rajeev Emany 6-3, 6-2 in the quarterfinals.
Play has not yet begun in A doubles, but Yale's top team of Wai and Ryan Murphy are slated to play Columbia's team of Jimmy Moore and Marty Moore.
In the B singles ladder, Johnny Lu earned a first round bye but fell 6-3, 6-0 to Cornell's Tongle Yu in the second round. Andrew Arons and Matt Feldman were both eliminated in the first round, with Arons falling 6-4, 6-1 to Dartmouth's Jeff Schechtman and Feldmen being defeated in a tough 3-set match by the score of 1-6, 7-6, 6-4 to Cornell's Ray Wu.
In the B doubles flight, Yale's Gudzowski and Joe Vellanikaran will face West/Sahu from Dartmouth after receiving a first round bye. Arons and Chris Lawler are also slated to play Dartmouth's McGaughey/Waslen in the second round, and Lu and Feldman will take on Columbia's Emany/Clemente after defeating Plukas/Morales from Princeton in a 9-7 match.
In C singles, William Vidal was defeated 6-2, 6-4 by Andrew Husby from Princeton, and Vellanikarian suffered a similar fate with a 6-1, 6-3 loss to Cornell's Mike Delany.
Play will continue tomorrow at the Yale tennis courts.