September 18, 2009

Bulldogs Complete Day One at Farnsworth Invitational

Connor Dawson Advances in ‘A’ Singles Draw 

 

PRINCETON, N.J. - The Bulldogs completed day one at the Farnsworth Invitational Friday in Princeton, NJ. 

Senior captain Connor Dawson defeated Moshe Levy of Binghamton in the first round of the ‘A’ singles draw 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 to advance to the second round where he will face No. 3 seed Eugene Brazdil of Penn.  Junior Calvin Bennett dropped his first round match to Eddie Bourchier of Penn State 6-4, 6-3.

In the ‘B’ Singles draw, freshman John Huang rolled to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Penn’s Jayson Lin.  Huang will face Taylor Cohen of Penn State Saturday.  Freshman Marc Powers dropped his first round match to Penn State’s Brian Weinetz, but he will play in the ‘B’ consolation draw Saturday. 

In the ‘C’ Singles draw, sophomore Joel Samaha received a bye as the No. 1 seed and will face Matt Spindler of Princeton Saturday.  Sophomore Erik Blumenkranz pulled out a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 win over Columbia’s Kevin Kung.  Blumenkranz will play No. 3 seed Charlie Brosens of Princeton Saturday. 

Freshman Daniel Hoffman, seeded No. 2 in the ‘D’ singles draw, received a bye and will take on Michael Lin of Princeton Saturday.  In the ‘E’ singles draw, senior Matt Schimmel also received a bye and will face Jared Karson of Cornell Saturday. 

In doubles action, the No. 2 seeded team of Bennett and Dawson lost their first round match 8-6 in the ‘A’ doubles draw.  The doubles team of Blumenkranz and Samaha won 8-4 in the first round before dropping an 8-6 decision to the No. 1 seeded team in the second round. 

In the ‘B’ doubles draw, the duo of Huang and Powers lost 9-8.  The doubles team of Hoffman and Schimmel lost 8-2 in the first round. 

Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10, Yale Sports Publicity

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