No. 65 Men's Tennis Dominates Yale, 6-1
Feb. 4, 2005
New Haven, Conn. - On Friday, Feb. 4, the No. 65 NC State men's tennis team improved its record to 7-0 on the season with a dominating road win over Yale, 6-1. The victory, serving as the Wolfpack's first road trip of the young spring season, saw NC State collect the doubles point, as well as five singles matches.
At No. 1 doubles, freshman Nick Cavaday and junior Will Shaw got the Wolfpack off to a hot start, defeating the Bulldogs' duo of Ryan Murphy and Brandon Wai, 8-6. Sophomore's Dennis Myers and William Noblitt kept the red and white rolling at No. 2 doubles, cruising past Chris Lawler and Rowan Reynolds, 8-4. Completing the Wolfpack's clean sweep in dual action, freshman Mason Schermerhorn and senior Conor Taylor overpowered Matt Feldman and Johnny Lu, 8-3.
Taylor, currently ranked No. 84 nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, battled from behind at No. 1 singles after dropping the first set. Taylor recovered and dominated the remainder of his match, defeating Johnny Wu before the end of the third set, 1-6, 6-3, 2-0 ret. At No. 2 singles, Cavaday remained undefeated and collected his fifth singles win over Ryan Murphy, 6-1, 6-2.
Shaw, facing Milosz Gudzowski at No. 3 singles, suffered the Pack's lone loss of the evening, 6-3, 6-4. Sophomore Andre Iriarte defeated Rory Green in two swift sets at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 6-2. While the match served as Iriarte's first at the No. 4 spot this spring, the win solidified his record at 5-0.
Noblitt made a first appearance of his own at the No. 5 seed against Yale, drawing a match against Johnny Lu. Noblitt dominated the match in two straight sets, 6-1, 6-2. Schermerhorn quickly took advantage of Chris Lawler in the sixth singles match, earning the win, 6-3, 6-2.
With the match under its belt, the men's tennis team now stands at 7-0, while holding a 39-3 record in singles competition. Obviously dominant in singles, the red and white remain unbeaten in the bottom five solo seeds. In addition, six members of the men's roster remain undefeated while holding three or more victories. In doubles, the Wolfpack has amassed a 17-4 record, with six different dual combos boasting wins.
The NC State men's tennis team will resume action on Sunday, Feb. 6, at high noon against Brown in Providence, RI.