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