March 2019 TIB Newsletter
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From: Tel Aviv-Jaffa, ISRAEL
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2018-19 - JUNIOR
DUAL MEET RECAP
- Logged three personal best times, four individual wins, and two NCAA B Cut times in six meets
- Top times of the regu.ar season included: 200 freestyle (1:36.97), 500 free (4:21.91- B Cut), 100 butterfly (47.79), and 200 fly (1:44.59- B Cut)
UMN OPENS OUTDOOR TRACK SEASON WITH STRONG PERFORMANCES
Adva Cohen, University of New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— March 30, 2019
The outdoor track and field season officially got underway on Friday with two different meets in Northern California.
The Stanford Invitational had the star power competition with some of the top runners in the country, including UNM, and the Lobos proved they were among them. Adva Cohen (Jerusalem, ISRAEL) ran in the 1500-meter run invite section, securing a time of 4:23.01 to finish ninth overall and seventh among collegiate runners.
Yannai Barkai, NC State University
RALEIGH, N.C. March 29, 2019 – The 23rd-ranked NC State men's tennis team extended its winning streak to four matches and picked up its first win over Florida State since 2013 as it defeated the No. 26 Seminoles, 4-1, Friday evening at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center.
With the win, NC State improves to 14-7 (5-2 ACC) while the Seminoles drop to 14-6 (4-3 ACC). It marks the Pack's best start to ACC action since the 2013 season, when it also picked up five wins in its first seven conference matches. The victory was the Pack's second in a row over a ranked ACC opponent.
Yannai Barkai (Kiryat Ono, ISRAEL) put NC State a match away from the clinch with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Richard Thongoana.
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Bar Botzer, Wake Forest University
No. 3 Deacs Take Down No. 49 Yellow Jackets, 4-1
Ga. – March 29, 2019 The
third-ranked Wake Forest men's tennis team extended its winning streak to eight
on Friday (March 29) evening, as the Demon Deacons defeated No. 49 Georgia
Tech, 4-1, at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
The Demon Deacons now sit at 23-3 overall and 9-0 in ACC play, two games ahead
of second-place Virginia and Miami (6-2).
The Deacs opened action Friday by quickly taking the doubles point over the
Yellow Jackets (8-9, 3-5 ACC). Borna Gojo and Alan Gadjiev secured
a 6-2 victory in the top spot before the duo of Petros Chrysochos and
Bar Botzer (Tel Aviv, ISRAEL) clinched the point with a 6-1 decision at the No. 2.
Chrysochos quickly pushed the lead to 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles.
Gojo followed shortly thereafter, as the 50th-ranked Gojo defeated No. 30
Carlos Divar, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 1 singles.
After Georgia Tech picked up a victory at No. 6 singles, Botzer clinched things
for the second consecutive match, coming from a set down to defeat Andrew Li,
3-6, 6-2, 6-3.
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Maayan Sela, University of Hawaii
HONOLULU—March 28, 2019 The University of Hawai'i women's tennis team (4-9, 2-2 Big West) snapped its eighth-match losing streak with a 6-1 over Santa Clara. In the win, 100th-ranked Petra Melounova upset No. 86 Maddie Pothoff in three sets.
The Rainbow Wahine captured the doubles point to start the match. Santa Clara's No. 1 Pothoff and Elvena Gevargiz defeating Melounova and Nikola Dolakova. But UH's Michelle Pits and Roxanne Resma then evened things with a 6-3 win over Katya Tabachnik and Caitlyn Frankel on the No. 2 court. Hawai'i's No. 3 Alzbeta Houbova and Maayan Sela (Misgav, ISRAEL) secured the doubles point with a 6-3 win over Jamie Schroer and Nadine Del Carmen.
In singles, the Bronco's No. 5 Del Carmen leveled the match at 1-1 with a straight set win over Roxanne Resma, 6-2, 6-2. But from there, UH won the next five matches. No. 4 Pits then defeated Tabachnik, 6-3, 6-2. It marked Pits' third win in the last five matches. Houbova followed with a 6-1, 7-5 win over SCU's Lindssey Pesqueira, 6-2, 7-5 to win her second match of her last three.
UH's No. 3, Dolakova then came back and finished strong after dropping the first set to clinch the match in three sets over Gevargiz, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1. Sela, UH's No. 2 held off Schoroer by a break in each set, 6-4, 6-4.
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Yorai Shaoul, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
the Triple Jump Title to Lead No. 6 Men's Track and Field to Seventh-Place
Mar 09, 2019
- Location: Reggie Lewis Athletic Center (Roxbury, Mass.)
- The Lead: Led by a national championship in the triple jump by sophomore Yorai
Shaoul (Raanana, Israel), the No. 6 ranked MIT men's track and field
team placed seventh overall at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field National
Championship. Over the two days, the Engineers had seven All-American
performances and finished with a total of 22 points.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Shaoul took control in the triple jump right
away as he leapt 49 feet, 11.25 inches on his first attempt, marking his
season-best. He surpassed the 15-meter mark three times in the event, but his
mark stood for the victory by nearly nine inches. Shaoul is the ninth MIT men's
indoor track and field student-athlete to capture an individual national
championship and the first for an MIT student-athlete student overall since
2015-16. He is also the first men's indoor student-athlete to claim a title
since Uzoma Orji in the shot put in 2005-06.
No. 12 USC Men Exact Revenge With 4-2 Win Over Cal In Berkeley
Mor Bulis clinches again for the Trojans.
Daniel Cukierman, University of Southern California
Men's Tennis | March 29, 2019
BERKELEY, CALIF. — The No. 12 USC men's tennis team avenged last
month's loss to California with a 4-2 road win today in Berkeley that keeps the
Trojans perfect in Pac-12 play. USC drummed up the doubles point and then
turned a 2-2 tie into victory when Logan
Smith and Mor Bulis (Petach Tikva, ISRAEL) pulled out singles wins. It
was Bulis' second straight clincher for the Trojans, who improve to 12-6
overall and 3-0 in Pac-12 play.
USC came to play in doubles, ripping through to a
1-0 lead after Daniel Cukierman (Tel Aviv, ISRAEL) and Tanner Smith kickstarted things with a 6-3 win over
Draper/Kikuchi on court three. At the No. 2 spot, Jack
Jaede and Laurens Verboven hit the finish line next with a 6-4 win over
Molloy/Zincirli to buckle the Trojans in with a 1-0 advantage.
Singles play would see the Trojans snag first sets
on four courts, with #10 Cukierman cleaning up a 6-2, 6-2 win on court two to
take USC to a 2-0 advantage. Cal responded with Paul Barretto's 6-3, 6-4
decision over USC's Riley Smith on court three to get a point on the board for
the hosts. Cal would follow that with an equalizer as Ben Draper topped USC
freshman Jake Sands 7-6 (4), 6-4 on court five to make it 2-2. USC
would fire back with a 6-4, 6-4 win from #71 Logan
Smith over Cal's Bjorn Hoffman on
court four to set the table for either #17 Brandon
Holt on court one or Mor Bulis
on court six to clinch it. Both Trojans were battling in third sets, but it was
Bulis who silenced his opponent in the third, beating Meet Zincirli with a 6-1,
3-6, 6-0 decider to get USC the 4-2 win.
Yuval Barak, Franklin Pierce University
LAKE WALES, Fla. (March 21, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University men's tennis team wrapped up its three-match Florida swing in style on Friday, as the Ravens posted a 7-2 win on the road at Warner in non-conference play.
With the win, Franklin Pierce improves to 6-3, while Warner falls to 7-10.
Franklin Pierce took two of the three doubles matches to open play with a 2-1 lead. At second doubles, freshman Preston Gordon (Essex Junction, Vt.) and junior Yuval Barak (Zicron Ya'akov, Israel) squeaked past Warner junior Julian Cuartas and sophomore Bruno Carvalho, 8-6. At third doubles, it was an 8-1 romp for seniors James Bisazza (West Barnstable, Mass.) and Andrew Schadt (Tolland, Conn.) over freshman Henrique Dias and sophomore Antonio Santos.
The Ravens proceeded to take care of business in singles play as well, as they took five of the six matches to finish off the 7-2 victory. The only three-set contest of the six singles matches came at second singles, where Bisazza and Cuartas locked horns, with the former ultimately prevailing in a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory. Though it went in straight sets, fifth singles was rather competitive as well, as Barak notched a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win over Dias.
Yahav Shahaf, Pacific University
STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific swimming and diving team earned 31 All-MPSF awards following their conference championship event in La Mirada, Calif. at the end of February. The Tigers would earn six All-MPSF First Team awards and 20 Second-Team awards to wrap up their time at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship in southern California.
The men's swim team had a record weekend at MPSF's breaking five
school records during the four-day event. Senior Angel
Alcala would account for two of those program marks in the 100 backstroke
(47.52) and 200 fly (1:45.31) events earning him All-MPSF First-Team honors. Mason
Miller's first place finish in the men's 100 fly (46.24) would also be the
fastest time set by any Tiger. The four-some of Alcala, Miller, Yahav Shahaf (Modiin, ISRAEL),
Toy would set program-marks in the men's 200 medley 1:25.34) and 400 medley
relay (3:10.18) events for UOP. This also helped the senior group to two
All-MPSF Second Team mentions.
Shahaf, and Alcala each took home an All-MPSF First-Team award following their
respective events in the 100 fly, 100 breast, and 200 fly. Shahaf led the pack
with a team-high five All-Conference selections at the MPSF meet (100 Breast,
200 medley relay, 50 free, 400 medley relay, 200 breast). Alcala matched Shahaf
with five All-MPSF nominations (200 fly, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400
medley relay, 100 back).