October 13, 2007

Bulldogs Complete Day One at Army Invite

Oct. 13, 2007

West Point, NY - Competing against Army, St. Bonaventure and Binghamton, Yale won 18 of the 20 matches they competed in Saturday at the Army Invite in West Point, NY.

The Bulldogs had eight players competing in eight levels of singles and four doubles teams competing in four levels of doubles. Junior Michael Caldwell, senior Rory Green, sophomore Connor Dawson, freshman Calvin Bennett, junior Tom Santoro and sophomore Matt Schimmel won both of their two singles matches on the day. Caldwell and Connor Dawson, Green and junior Jeff Dawson, Santoro and Schimmel, and Bennett and freshman Jordan Abergel all won their one double match of the day.

In the top flight, Caldwell triumphed over Army's Phil Muhawi and Binghamton's Sebastian Dietz. In the third flight, Green defeated both Sean Harris of Army and Moshe Levy of Binghamton. Connor Dawson defeated both Jordan Girdley of Army and Sven Vloedgraven and Binghamton.

In the fourth flight, Bennett cruised to two east straight set victories over Josh Krieter of Army and Jon Bonnet of Binghamton. Santoro also came away with two straight set victories in the sixth flight over Burno Lucivero of Army and Reina Kohtake of Binghamton. In the seventh flight, Schimmel rolled to two straight set victories as well over Johnny Lucero of Army and Evan Algier of Binghamton.

In the flight one doubles, Caldwell and Connor Dawson took care of Muhawi and Kang of Army 8-5. Green and Jeff Dawson defeated Girdley and Johnson of Army 8-3 in the flight two doubles. Santoro and Schimmel pulled off an 8-4 victory over Mullenger and Lucivero of Army in the flight three doubles. The freshmen team of Bennett and Abergel handed Magerkurth and Kuwamoto of Army an 8-5 loss in the flight four doubles bracket.

Tomorrow the Bulldogs will complete the Army Invite with one singles match in each flight and two doubles matches.

Complete Results
Singles

Flight 1
Phil Muhawi (Army) def. Leo Mochizuki (St. Bonaventure): 6-1, 6-1
Michael Caldwell (Yale) def. Phil Muhawi (Army): 3-6, 7-6, (1-0)
Michael Caldwell (Yale) def. Sebastian Dietz (Binghamton): 7-5, 2-6, (1-0)
Sebastian Dietz (Binghamton) def. Leo Mochizuki (St. Bonaventure): 6-1, 6-4

Flight 2
Eddie Kang (Army) def. Diego Valdenegro (St. Bonaventure): 3-6, 7-5, (10-0)
Jeff Dawson (Yale) def. Eddie Kang (Army): 6-3, 6-7, (8-2)
Jeff Dawson (Yale) def. Faisal Mohamed (Binghamton): 7-6, 6-4
Faisal Mohamed (Binghamton) def. Diego Valdenegro (St. Bonaventure): 4-6, 7-5, (10-8)

Flight 3
Sean Harris (Army) def. Victor Lecina (St. Bonaventure): 6-4, 6-1
Rory Green (Yale) def. Sean Harris (Army): 7-6, 6-0
Rory Green (Yale) def. Moshe Levy (Binghamton): 7-6, 2-6, (1-0)
Moshe Levy (Binghamton) def. Victor Lecina (St. Bonaventure): 6-0, 7-6

Flight 4
Jonathan Luce (St. Bonaventure) def. Jordan Girdley (Army): 7-5, 3-6, (10-3)
Connor Dawson (Yale) def. Jordan Girdley (Army): 6-3, 3-6, (10-3)
Connor Dawson (Yale) def. Sven Vloedgraven (Binghamton): 4-6, 6-4, (1-0)
Jonathan Luce (St. Bonaventure) def. Sven Vloedgraven (Binghamton): 4-6, 7-5 (10-8)

Flight 5
Mikhail Sudakov (St. Bonaventure) def. Charles Mullenger (Army): 7-5, 6-4
Calvin Bennett (Yale) def. Josh Krieter (Army): 6-0, 6-0
Calvin Bennett (Yale) def. Jon Bonnet (Binghamton): 6-3, 6-1
Mikhail Sudakov *St. Bonaventure) def. Jon Bonnet (Binghamton): 6-1, 6-2

Flight 6
Bruno Lucivero (Army) def. Chris Post (St. Bonaventure): 6-4, 3-6, (10-8)
Tom Santoro (Yale) def. Bruno Lucivero (Army): 7-6, 6-0
Tom Santoro (Yale) def. Reina Kohtake (Binghamton): 6-1, 6-1
Chris Post (St. Bonaventure) def. Reina Kohtake (Binghamton): 6-1, 4-6, (10-7)

Flight 7
Johnny Lucero (Army) def. Tyler Reppert (St. Bonaventure): 6-1, 6-3
Matt Schimmel (Yale) def. Johnny Lucero (Army): 6-2, 6-0
Matt Schimmel (Yale) def. Evan Algier (Binghamton): 6-3, 6-2
Evan Algier (Binghamton) def. Tyler Reppert (St. Bonaventure): 6-1, 6-2

Flight 8
Tripp Johnson (Army) def. Antonio Farias (St. Bonaventure): 6-4, 6-3
Ryan Berman (Yale) def. Tripp Johnson (Army): 6-1, 6-2
Andreas Danielsson (Binghamton) def. Ryan Berman (Yale): 6-4, 6-1
Andreas Danielsson (Binghamton) def. Antonio Farias (St. Bonaventure): 6-1, 6-2

Doubles

Flight 1 Caldwell / C.Dawson (Yale) def. Muhawi / Kang (Army): 8-5
Pietz/ Muhamed (Binghamton) def Luce/Lecina (St. Bonaventure): 8-3

Flight 2
Green / J.Dawson (Yale) def. Girdley / Johnson (Army): 8-3
Levy/Vloedgraven (Binghamton) def Mochizuki/Post (St. Bonaventure): 8-2

Flight 3
Santoro/ Schimmel (Yale) def Mullenger/ Lucivero (Army) 8-4
Valdenegro/Sudakov (St. Bonaventure) def Algier/Kohtake (Binghamton) 8-6

Flight 4
Bennett/ Jordan Abergel (Yale) def Magerkurth/ Kuwamoto (Army) 8-5
Danielsson/Bonnet (Binghamton) def Reppert/Farias (St. Bonaventure) 8-6

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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