Yale Completes Day One at Connecticut State Championships

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale won all six matches it competed in on the first day of the Connecticut State Championships at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center at Yale University.

In singles play, four Yale singles players won matches to advance to the round of 16.  Sophomore Erik Blumenkranz defeated Fairfield’s Mike Lessing 6-2, 7-6.  Senior Matt Schimmell cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 win over Jinal Shah of Sacred Heart. 

Freshman Daniel Hoffman rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 win over Sacred Heart’s Mike Syer.  Junior Ryan Berman won 6-1, 6-4 against Hartford’s Marco Neves to advance as well. 

In doubles play, Schimmel and Berman defeated UConn’s Cardona and Burns 8-6 in the round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinals.  The doubles team of Blumenkranz and Hoffman defeated Ujick and Shah of Sacred Heart University 8-2 to also advance to the quarterfinals. 

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Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10, Yale Sports Publicity  

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