September 26, 2004

Wai Wins Championship in A Singles at Yale Invitational

Sept. 26, 2004

New Haven, CT - A week after becoming the first Yale player ever to win Princeton's Farnsworth Invitational, Brandon Wai added another tournament championship by winning in A singles at the Yale Invitational Sunday. Wai beat Dartmouth's David Webb in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, and lost only one set in three matches en route to the title.

Yale's Milosz Gudzowski was also in the A singles draw, losing in the second round and then falling to Cornell's Brett McKeon in the quarter-final consolation bracket.

In B singles, Matt Feldman won a hard-fought match to take the round of 16 consolation bracket, beating Dartmouth's Priya Sahu 4-6, 6-4, 7-6. In that same bracket, Sahu had beaten Yale's Andrew Arons; Arons then fell to Columbia's Ilia Shatashvili. Johnny Lu came out on top of the quarter-final consolation bracket, beating Princeton's Hans Plukas by default.

In B doubles, Feldman and Lu lost in the semifinals but rebounded to win the consolation match. Gudzowski and Joe Vellanikaran won the quarter-final consolation bracket by default, while in that same bracket Arons and Chris Lawler lost to teams from Columbia and Cornell.

In C singles, Vellanikaran and William Vidal both lost in the semi-finals of the round of 16 consolation bracket, and thus faced each other in a consolation match. Vellanikaran took a 6-2, 6-4 decision.

The Bulldogs return to action at the ECAC Championship October 1-4 in Flushing, NY.

report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity Department

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