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January 2019 TIB Newsletter

Dan Aronovic - Tuesday, February 05, 2019



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Ross Greenstein, Former Scholarship for Athletes President and Founder of The Israel Bridge

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         Yorai Shaoul, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Boston, MA  January 12, 2019 -   

In the season-opening tri-meet vs. Bates College and Colby College, the No. 4 ranked MIT 

men's track and field team picked up the victory with a total of 149 points. Bates was a close 

second with 140 points, followed by Colby with 24 points.  Sophomore Yorai Shaoul 

(Raanana, Israel) swept the long jump and triple jump with leaps of 22’7” and 48’4” for 

the #4 ranked MIT Engineers.  At this writing, Shaoul is the #1 ranked triple jump competitor 

among D3 NCAA schools.



        Oz Daniel, University of San Francisco

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. January 18, 2019 — The University of San Francisco's men's tennis team dominated 

in its first duel match of the season against Sonoma State, 6-1, Friday afternoon at Rohnert Park.

The Dons competed with high energy in singles play when all six Dons led with victories. 

The doubles duo Nitzan Ricklis and Oz Daniel were the only Dons to take down Somona's 

Igor Pissarenko and Josh Luu, 6-1.

It was the return of Ryan Marker, Paul Giraud, Ricklis, Phuc Huynh, Oz Daniel and David 

Woodland who comfortably took down their opponents in straight sets. Marker defeated 

Nate Oppenheim, 6-7, 7-6 (3), Giraud saw a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Max Nudell, Ricklis had a 

key victory over Santiago Sarudiansky 6-0, 6-4 as Huynh took down Josh Luu 6-4, 6-1. Daniel 

won his first singles match against Igor Pissarenko 6-4, 7-5 as Woodland defeated Harry 

Cohen 6-4, 7-5.


"Oz did a great job in his first college match in doubles and singles. He gets our team MVP 

for his fight winning both matches with great energy. Ryan got his first win after his injury 

against a really tough opponent and that's a great confidence builder for him."


                          Mor Bulis, University of Southern California

No. 5 USC Men Victorious On ITA Kick-Off Weekend With Win Over UC Santa Barbara

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. January 27, 2019 — The No. 5 USC men's tennis team punched an 11th consecutive ticket 

to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships with a 6-1 win over UC Santa Barbara in today's 

ITA Kick-Off Weekend capper at Marks Stadium. Highlighting the Trojan victory today was 

newcomer Mor Bulis' (Petach Tikva, ISRAEL) first career victory as a Trojan, as the freshman whipped up a straight-set 

win from court four to help put USC in position for the victory over the visiting Gauchos. 

USC improves to 3-0 with today's win.

USC made short work of doubles play with two swift wins. At the top spot, USC's Brandon Holt 

and Riley Smith churned out a 6-1 victory over Holm/Moreno de Alboran just ahead of a 6-2 win 

from Trojans Daniel Cukierman (Tel Aviv, ISRAEL) and Bradley Frye on court three over Gauchos Guillin/Soto.

That brought up singles play, where USC jumped ahead 3-0 only to see the Gauchos tangle 

things up soon after. USC's #8 Daniel Cukierman also rebounded from dropping the second set 

and fought off a 4-4 tie to beat UCSB's #22 Joseph Guillin 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 on court two, wrapping the 

day's action as a 6-1 USC victory.

                          Lee Or, Northwestern University

EVANSTON, Ill. January 27, 2019 – Northwestern rallied to top No. 17 Miami, 4-3, and earn a 

spot in the ITA National Indoor Team Championships for the first time since 2014.

The 'Cats got out to an early 1-0 lead after winning the doubles point. The teams split the 

first two matches, with Rheeya Doshi and Caroline Pozo coming out on top, 6-3, at No. 3, 

while Julie Byrne and Hannah McColgan were edged out, 6-4, in a tough battle at No. 2. 

That meant the doubles point would be decided at No. 1, where Clarissa Hand and Lee Or 

(Kfar Saba, ISRAEL) won three of the final four games to secure the point for Northwestern with a 6-4 win.












































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