Bulldogs Complete Play at the Yale Invitational
The Bulldogs completed play at the Yale Invitational Sunday. Despite a rain shortened weekend, Yale had great success in the tournament overall.
After losing first round matches in the ‘A’ Singles Draw Saturday, freshmen Marc Powers and John Huang cruised through their competition in the ‘A’ Singles Consolation Draw. Powers defeated Army’s Gary Kushnirovich 6-3, 6-1 before winning 7-5, 6-2 over Diego Valdenegro. Huang rolled to a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Maryland’s Mattias Sarrazin and then won 6-3, 6-2 over Chris Post.
In the ‘B’ Singles Draw, Erik Blumenkranz won his quarterfinals match 6-4, 6-4, before falling in the semifinals.
Freshman Daniel Hoffman won a consolation match Sunday 6-2, 6-3. Sophomore Joel Samaha won a consolation match as well 6-3, 6-2 Sunday.
Senior Matt Schimmel continued his fall success in this tournament going a perfect 3-0. Sunday, Schimmel rolled to a 6-2, 6-3 victroy over Cornell’s Ashish Bhandari before defeating Princeton’s Yohei Shoji 6-0, 6-1.
In the ‘A’ Doubles Draw, the doubles team of Bennett and Samaha won its Sunday match 8-4.
The duo of Dawson and Powers won 8-5 in the ‘B’ Doubles Draw.
Yale doubles teams went undefeated in the ‘C’ Doubles Draw. The team of Schimmel and Berman won its Sunday match 8-5. The duo of Huang and Abergel defeated their opponents 8-2.
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Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10, Yale Sports Publicity