2017-18 Yale Men's Tennis News

  • Nathan Brown Elected Captain for 2018-19 Season
    May 20, 2018
    Earlier this May, the Yale men’s tennis team voted on its captain for the 2018-19 season. They elected Nathan Brown, a rising senior from El Paso, Texas, to lead them next year. Brown has made an impact on and off the court since arriving at Yale from Coronado High School. He recently received the Stuart D. Ludlum Jr. ’62 Memorial Award, which is given to the player who exhibits the qualities of enthusiasm, perseverance, and team spirit. As captain, he will look to further harness these qualities to lead the Bulldogs to a successful season next year as the young team hopes to make an impact in the Ivy League.
  • Team Awards Announced at End-of-Year Banquet
    May 18, 2018
    During the Yale men’s tennis team’s recent end-of-year banquet, four members were honored through the annual team awards. Senior and captain Stefan Doehler, junior Nathan Brown, sophomore Andrew Heller, and first-year Cody Lin received awards.
  • Dorato Honored With Elm And Ivy Award
    May 03, 2018
    Individuals and initiatives that have helped strengthen and expand town-gown ties were honored at the annual Seton Elm and Ivy Awards reception on April 25, and Alex Dorato, who recently completed his 26th year as the Cary Leeds Head Coach of Men’s Tennis, was one of the honorees.
  • Bulldogs Edged 4-3 By Brown in Season Finale
    April 28, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team battled hard in a heartbreaking 4-3 away loss to the Brown Bears in its final match of the season. Although Yale was eventually topped by the Bears, it had a strong effort across the board, with the match coming down to the thrilling third set of Bulldog Fedor Andrienko’s match against Brown’s Ching Lam at No. 5 singles.
  • Bulldogs to Face Brown in Final Conference Match
    April 26, 2018
    Yale will head to Providence, R.I. for its final match of the conference and regular season against Brown in a 1:00 p.m. start on Saturday. Coming off a difficult weekend against two top-ranked teams, the Bulldogs will look to revive the momentum their new doubles lineup gained after topping No. 45 Cornell’s doubles pairs. The Elis will also need success in singles play, converting the strong performances from this past weekend into wins against Brown. 
  • Yale Topped by No. 16 Columbia in Final Home Match
    April 22, 2018
    Playing against one of the top teams in the country, Yale suffered a difficult 4-0 loss in its final home match of the season. The Bulldogs faced stiff competition in No. 16 Columbia, which sports the No. 22 and No. 56-ranked singles players in the nation in Victor Pham and Jackie Tang and the No. 42-ranked doubles duo in Jack Lin and William Matheson. Given the strength of the opponent, the Bulldogs put up a strong effort which presented many positive signs.
  • Yale Drops Close Match to No. 47 Cornell
    April 21, 2018
    Facing tough competition, the Yale men’s tennis team battled hard, falling to No. 47 Cornell 4-2 in a tight home match at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. Despite the strength of Cornell’s roster and its success this season, the Bulldogs played well, keeping the match close throughout. After a strong start, they unfortunately lost some steam, however, with Cornell gaining momentum during singles play.
  • Bulldogs Return Home in Matchups Against No. 47 Cornell, No. 16 Columbia
    April 18, 2018
    After two difficult away matches this past weekend, Yale men’s tennis returns home this Saturday and Sunday for conference play against No. 47 Cornell and No. 16 Columbia. The team will face Cornell on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and Columbia on Sunday at 1:00 p.m., with both matches taking place at home in the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.
  • Bulldogs Topped by Penn
    April 15, 2018
    Closing out a difficult weekend of away matches, the Yale men’s tennis team lost to Penn 5-2 in its match at Hecht Tennis Center. This match was the third straight away match for the Bulldogs, whose loss brings them to 0-4 in league play and 10-10 overall. While they seemed to be on their game earlier in the match, unfortunately Princeton gained control late and did not look back.
  • Yale Drops Tough Away Match Against Princeton
    April 14, 2018
    In a difficult away match against Princeton, Yale men’s tennis was defeated 4-0. The Tigers have been dominant at home this season, as this win improved their home record to a perfect 9-0. Although the Bulldogs struggled, the matches remained tight.
  • Yale Looks to Rebound in Big Weekend Against Princeton, Penn
    April 11, 2018
    After a difficult start to league play against talented opponents in No. 33 Dartmouth and No. 28 Harvard, the Yale men’s tennis team will look to rebound this weekend with important conference matches against Princeton and Penn. The Bulldogs will be traveling this weekend for both matches. They will face off against Princeton on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. before heading to Penn for another 1:00 p.m. start on Sunday. Given the strength of the Ivy League, and Yale’s tough slate of matches against No. 15 Columbia and previously No. 47 Cornell in the near future, this weekend’s matches will be key in turning Yale’s conference season in a positive direction.
  • Yale Edged by No. 28 Harvard in Heartbreaking 4-3 Loss
    April 08, 2018
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In an unbelievable effort, Yale fell to No. 28 Harvard 4-3 today in an away match, marking its second conference defeat. While the loss sets the Bulldogs off to a difficult 0-2 start in league play, the match showed the tremendous potential of the team, as it showed grit and skill competing with the second highest-ranked team in the Ivy League Conference and the frontrunner to win the conference.
  • Bulldogs Fall to Highly-Ranked Dartmouth in Hard-Fought Conference Opener
    April 06, 2018
    Despite a tough 5-2 loss to No. 33 Dartmouth in its first match of the Ivy League season, Yale showed encouraging signs. With many of the matchups proving to be competitive, this match showed that the Bulldogs can hold their own against top-ranked opponents, offering hope for the rest of the season. Yale suffered difficult losses early, with No. 1 doubles Fedor Andrienko and Stefan Doehler falling 6-1 to Dartmouth’s Charlie Broom and David Horneffer and No. 2 doubles Dylan King and Ryan Cheng losing 6-3 to Casey Ross and Roko Glasnovic. These matches displayed promise for future matches, however, as Broom and Horneffer are the 49th highest-ranked doubles pair in the nation. Moreover, King and Cheng stayed with Ross and Glasnovic for much of the match, with the score tied at 3-3 at one point. After Dartmouth clinched the doubles point, Andrew Heller and Ziqi Wang had their close 3-4 match at the No. 3 spot cut short.
  • Yale to Open Ivy League Season Against Dartmouth, Harvard
    April 05, 2018
    After snapping a two-game losing streak with a hard-fought comeback 4-3 win over St. John’s this past Saturday, the Yale men’s tennis team will open its Ivy League season this weekend. The Bulldogs will face stiff competition in No. 33 Dartmouth and No. 28 Harvard. On Friday, Yale will host Dartmouth in its home opener at 1:00 pm before traveling to Boston to battle Harvard away on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. With the Ivy League very competitive this year, the Elis enter league play well-rested and with an opportunity to establish themselves as title contenders against the two highest-ranked teams in the conference.
  • Bulldogs Edge St. John’s in Marathon Finish
    March 31, 2018
    In its final match before the start of the Ivy League season next weekend, the Yale men’s tennis team hosted regional opponent St. John’s on Saturday. The Elis came into the match knowing that St. John’s would be tough to beat across the board, given the Red Storm’s 11-4 overall record and quality lineup. Still, in what turned out to be a marathon finish, the Bulldogs came back from an early deficit to edge St. John’s 4-3 and thrill the home crowd. Among several other top performers, Yale’s Ryan Cheng and Ziqi Wang pushed the team across the finish line with a pair of clutch three-set singles victories.
  • Bulldogs Hang Tough in Loss to Gonzaga
    March 17, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team played the second match of its California trip on Saturday in a hard-fought clash with Gonzaga. Although the Bulldogs competed well in a match that featured multiple three-set singles matches, the opposition ultimately emerged with a 5-2 victory. Among the Elis’ top performers on Saturday was senior captain Stefan Doehler, who helped Yale clinch the doubles point and earned a straight-set win in doubles; Nathan Brown and Dylan King also excelled by winning at No. 2 doubles.
  • Yale’s Win Streak Ends at Seven
    March 16, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team saw its seven-match win streak come to an end on Friday in a tough away defeat to UC Irvine. Contrary to what the final score of 4-1 might suggest, Friday’s clash was competitive across the board; however, an unfortunate break in doubles and a default in singles proved to be too much for the Bulldogs to overcome. Among the many positives on the day, Yale’s Fedor Andrienko won in straight sets at No. 5 singles to improve his record to an astounding 11-1 in his last twelve matches.
  • Bulldogs Sweep Weekend, Extend Win Streak to Seven
    March 10, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team put on a show at home this past weekend, notching three comprehensive wins over regional opponents Fairfield, Marist and NJIT. The Elis played some of their best tennis of the spring, winning by a combined score of 20-1 across all three matches. This weekend’s dominant results extended Yale’s current win streak to seven matches and improved the team’s dual match record to 9-4. The following contains the highlights of each player’s weekend:
  • Yale Beats Elon in Thriller
    February 25, 2018
    After a thrilling 4-2 win over No. 45 William & Mary on Saturday, the Yale men’s tennis team traveled to North Carolina on Sunday to take on Elon. In one of the closest matches in recent memory – the result could have been decided by a single point either way – the Elis emerged with a clutch 4-3 victory. Among Sunday’s top performers were Stefan Doehler and Dylan King, with the former fighting off several match points in singles to clinch the win for Yale, and the latter securing crucial victories in both doubles and singles.
  • Bulldogs Win Third Straight
    February 24, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team kicked off its weekend road trip on Saturday with an away match against William & Mary. With the opposition coming into Saturday’s clash with an impressive 6-2 record and a No. 45 national ranking, the Bulldogs knew they would need to bring their best; in a match that came down to the wire, it was this determination that ultimately made the difference and earned Yale a 4-2 victory. Among Yale’s top performers on Saturday were Fedor Andrienko and Dylan King, who secured victories in both singles and doubles; first-year player Alan Sou also played a key role in clinching the match in his first singles action of the spring.
  • Bulldogs Triumph Over Brown
    February 18, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team concluded its weekend as host of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Indoor Championships on Sunday, taking on Brown in a clash between conference rivals. The two sides came into the match as familiar opponents after playing a scrimmage earlier in the spring, in which Brown won the majority of matches; Sunday’s rematch, however, saw Bulldogs at their best as they clinched a 4-2 win at home. Among the day’s top performers were Fedor Andrienko, Stefan Doehler and Andrew Heller, all of whom won three-set singles matches.
  • Bulldogs Cruise Past Monmouth
    February 17, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team hosted the second day of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Indoor Championships on Saturday, taking on No. 8 seed Monmouth in a first-round consolation match. Despite the strength of the opposition, the Elis excelled across the board and cruised to a perfect 4-0 victory. Among Saturday’s top performers were seniors Fedor Andrienko and Stefan Doehler, who both earned straight-set singles wins; sophomore Dylan King notched impressive victories in singles and doubles.
  • Yale Falls to Princeton at ECAC Indoor Championships
    February 16, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team hosted the opening day of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Indoor Championships on Friday, taking on No. 4 seed Princeton in the event’s first round. The two sides had last met during the 2017 Ivy League season, when the Tigers edged out a 4-3 victory. Although the Elis showed resilience across the board – especially in doubles – the opposition took advantage of a strong start and ultimately ran away with a 4-0 victory.
  • Yale Falls to Tulsa in Nail-Biter
    January 28, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team played its second match of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend on Sunday, taking on Tulsa at Ohio State’s Varsity Tennis Center. In a hard-fought matchup that featured several marathon singles matches, the Bulldogs did many things well: in addition to sweeping the doubles round, two players – Fedor Andrienko and Dylan King – notched straight-set singles victories. However, it was ultimately the opposition who came away with a narrow 4-3 win after Tulsa’s Lucca Baptista edged Yale’s Ryan Cheng in a three-set battle.
  • No. 2 Ohio State Bests Yale
    January 27, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team played its first match of the annual Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Kick-Off Weekend on Saturday, taking on No. 2 Ohio State. Ranked the second-best team in the country behind Wake Forest, the Buckeyes lived up to their reputation and played well across the board; although the Bulldogs did well to fight and force a number of close matches, it was ultimately Ohio State who emerged with a 4-0 victory.
  • Many Positives in Narrow Loss to Florida Atlantic
    January 21, 2018
    Following impressive back-to-back victories over Army and Santa Clara on Saturday, the Yale men’s tennis team faced its final opponent of the weekend on Sunday in Florida Atlantic. Despite the considerable strength of the opposition, the Bulldogs played well and held their own throughout the match, with senior Fedor Andrienko and sophomore Dylan King leading the way with straight-set singles wins. It was ultimately the Owls who came away with the win, however, in a clutch 4-2 performance.
  • Bulldogs Notch Back-to-Back Wins at East Coast Challenge
    January 20, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team officially kicked off the spring dual match season on Saturday by competing in the East Coast Challenge. Despite the long break from competitive tennis, the Elis looked as sharp as ever, earning a 4-0 victory over Army and a 4-2 victory over Santa Clara. Yale’s Fedor Andrienko and Ryan Cheng were among the day’s top performers, as both players won two singles matches apiece; sophomore Dylan King also did well to pick up two doubles wins.
  • Bulldogs Prepare for East Coast Challenge
    January 18, 2018
    The Yale men’s tennis team will have a packed schedule this weekend, as they are set to play three separate dual matches as part of the Army-hosted East Coast Challenge. The annual West Point event will pit Yale against Army and Santa Clara on Saturday, followed by a match against Florida Atlantic on Sunday. These matches come off the heels of a successful scrimmage against Brown this past Tuesday, in which the Bulldogs recorded a number of wins in singles and doubles; sophomore Ryan Cheng, in particular, stood out with wins in both singles and doubles as part of his return from injury.
  • Doehler Wins Singles Draw at Connecticut Championships
    November 05, 2017
    After a positive first two days in the tournament, members of the Yale men’s tennis team competed in the final day of the Connecticut State Championships on Sunday. Although the Bulldogs played well across the board, senior captain Stefan Doehler stood out with a championship victory in the finals of singles draw 1B; junior Nathan Brown also did well to win a consolation singles match.
  • Seniors Win Doubles Draw at Connecticut Championships
    November 04, 2017
    After a strong first day hosting the Connecticut State Championships, the Yale men’s tennis headed into Saturday’s action with high hopes. Still, the Bulldogs managed to exceed expectations by notching a number of impressive victories in both singles and doubles. Senior duo Fedor Andrienko and Stefan Doehler stole the day’s headlines by claiming the championship in doubles, while three players won to advance in their respective singles draws.
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