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 Green ’08 said, “but the guys played as tough as they could. Everyone is pretty beat up after the season. … I think we are all ready to relax.”
For the second year in a row, the Bulldogs finish with a season record of 3-4, placing them tied at fourth in the Ivy League, behind Harvard (14-6, 7-0), Columbia (10-6, 5-2) and Brown, respectively.
The Elis tallied a loss after each of their three Ivy League wins.
“A tennis match is essentially a wave,” Bennett said of his first college-tennis season. “You just have to ride along it till it till the tide shifts in your favor. I don’t get worried about the score, and I just tell myself to keep focused and enjoy the ride.”