The Yale Bulldogs triumphed over Boston University Sunday afternoon with a convincing 6-1 victory to close out the weekend at home. Yale will continue competition Thursday at UC Davis looking to build on a four-match win streak.
The Elis took their lead early on, with senior captain Nathan Brown and junior Dylan King breaking away from their opponents early to cruise to a 6-3 win at the No. 2 spot. This is a doubles pairing that has had success in the past, and will now be reunited with the absence of first year Michael Sun from the lineup. Junior Ryan Cheng and sophomore Cody Lin also continued their dominance, now at the No. 1 spot, with a 6-4 victory to clinch the doubles point for the Bulldogs.
The Terriers took the singles court and went toe-to-toe with Yale on several courts before ultimately bowing out. Sophomore Alan Sou was able to lift Yale to a 2-0 lead with a smooth 6-2, 6-3 win at the No. 6 position, showcasing again the depth of Yale's singles lineup this season. Sou will continue to play a big part in the Bulldogs' success going into this postseason. King also toppled his opponent at the No. 1 spot by a similar margin of 6-3, 6-1, building on his dominance on court for the Bulldogs this spring season. First year Arnav Dhingra would suffer a hard-fought 6-3, 6-3 loss at the No. 3 position, but would soon be backed up by junior Ryan Cheng with a 6-4, 6-1 win at the No. 2 position. With a win from junior Andrew Heller at the No. 5 spot, Cody Lin found himself to be last on court with his teammates all cheering him on from the sidelines. Lin's poise and formidable groundstrokes would push him over the edge in a thrilling third set tiebreak win for the Bulldogs to conclude the evening on a high note. The match's full scores can be found below.
Report by Andrew Heller '20, Yale Sports Publicity
Cheng / Lin (Yale) def. Lu / Bogatin (BU) – 6-4
Brown / King (Yale) def. Hartenstein / Siozios (BU) – 6-3
Heller / Dhingra (Yale) vs. Stehling / Kolsky – 5-4 DNF
King (Yale) def. Lu (BU) – 6-3, 6-1
Cheng (Yale) def. Bogatin (BU) – 6-4, 6-1
Siozios (BU) def. Dhingra (Yale) – 6-3, 6-3
Lin (Yale) def. Hartenstein (BU) – 7-6(5), 5-7, 10-8
Heller (Yale) def. Gutierrez (BU) – 7-6(5), 7-5
Sou (Yale) def. Sable (BU) – 6-2, 6-3