Sports in Brief: Brown beats m. tennis in final match, 6-1

April 24, 2008 • 0
There was no blue streak for the men’s tennis team this year. Closing out its 2008 season, Yale (9-12, 3-4 Ivy) lost to Brown (13-14, 5-2), 6-1, yesterday afternoon on the road. Calvin Bennett ’11 came away with the team’s sole victory at No. 4 singles, winning 6-4, 6-2. “It was fairly disappointing,” captain Rory »

M. tennis loses to Crimson, beats Green

April 22, 2008 • 0
For the third time in a row, the men’s tennis team (9-11, 3-3 Ivy) avenged a Friday loss with a big win in the second match to close out the weekend up one and down one. After losing to No. 44 Harvard (13-6, 6-0) on the road Friday afternoon, 5-2, the Elis competed in a »

Yale Farm shares in CitySeed market

April 21, 2008 • 0
At the CitySeed farmers’ market in Wooster Square on Sunday, a table labeled with the “Yale Sustainable Food Project” logo was out of produce shortly after the market opened. “The spinach was gone in, what, two minutes?” said Nat Wilson ’09, who helps manage the Yale Farm’s stand. But although demand is high for organic »

W. tennis clinches Ivy title and NCAA berth

April 21, 2008 • 1
The Ivy League just got served. After thrashing Harvard (2-15, 2-3 Ivy), 7-0, on Friday at home, the women’s tennis team (11-8, 7-0) had guaranteed themselves at least a share of the conference title. And after a 4-3 victory over Dartmouth (15-3, 3-3) yesterday, the Elis proved themselves the only Ivy team deserving of the »

Green returns, and m. tennis splits two

April 15, 2008 • 0
Back at full strength, the Yale men’s tennis team (8-10, 2-2 Ivy) split two narrowly decided matches at home over the weekend, losing 4-3 to Columbia (6-6, 2-1) on Friday before beating Cornell (6-11, 1-4), 4-3, on Saturday. Captain Rory Green ’08 returned to the courts this weekend after getting a thumbs up from trainers »

Beinecke undergoes repair efforts

April 14, 2008 • 6
For the first time since a new roof was installed in the ’80s, a wall of metal scaffolding climbs up the High Street side of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscripts Library. Current construction on the building will not dramatically alter the structure of the building but rather repair existing maintenance problems, beginning with repairs »

Sushi on Chapel plans soft opening

April 14, 2008 • 3
Brian Graham, owner of Sushi on Chapel, has a simple business philosophy: “Have fun, make money and eat great sushi.” Surrounded by dark brown walls and square wooden tables at his Chapel Street location, Graham — who plans to open the doors to his new Japanese restaurant in the next day or so — said »

Women’s tennis closes in on first title since ’89

April 14, 2008 • 0
The Yale women’s tennis team (9-8, 5-0 Ivy) has not won the Ivy League in 19 years. But at 5-0 in the conference after wins on the road this weekend over Columbia (8-8, 1-2), 6-1, on Friday and Cornell (9-5, 2-3), 6-1, on Saturday, a championship is no more than one victory away. This coming »

Men’s tennis splits road Ivy openers

April 8, 2008 • 0
Every journey begins with a single step. The men’s tennis team (7-9, 1-1 Ivy) bounced back after a tough 6-1 loss to Penn (11-8, 2-1) on Friday to edge past Princeton (9-7, 1-2), 4-3, on Saturday in its Ivy League openers on the road. “Of course it would have been nice to be 2-0 at »

W. tennis sweeps doubles matches, upends UPenn

April 7, 2008 • 0
At 3-0 in the Ivies, the women’s tennis team had better be prepared for high-pressure situations. Over the weekend at home in the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, the Yale women’s tennis team (6-8, 3-0 Ivy) fought to victories over Penn (5-6. 2-1), 4-3, on Friday and Princeton (8-8, 1-2), 5-2, on Saturday, securing their fourth-straight win »

Catalyst to re-envision Yale T-shirt

April 7, 2008 • 0
A successful entrepreneur never takes no for an answer. After losing a competition for funding from the Yale Entrepreneurial Society in January, Robert Henehan ’10 and Vincent McPhillip ’10 did not give up on their dream of building a T-shirt design company. Instead, they took their business proposal to another group — the Yale Entrepreneurial »

Brief: Placke picked to be CEO of soon-to-open Elm City community bank First City

April 2, 2008 • 0
After a search that began last September, the city has chosen William Placke as the new CEO of the soon-to-launch New Haven community bank, First City Funding Corp., the New Haven Independent reported on Monday. He began his tenure as president of the bank last week. The First City Funding Corp. financed the creation of »