NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Freshman Marc Powers (Stamford, Conn.) and freshman John Huang (Irvine, Calif.) lost first round singles matches Thursday afternoon at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center at Yale University. Earlier in the day, the doubles team of junior Calvin Bennett (Sandy, Utah) and sophomore Joel Samaha (Tampa, Fla.) lost a first round match as well.
The 16 best doubles teams and 32 best singles players in the nation competed in the tournament, and Yale held its own.
Powers lost 6-4, 6-1 to North Carolina’s Clay Donato. Huang dropped a 6-2, 6-3 decision to Clint Bowles of Florida State. Powers and Huang will play in the consolation singles draw Friday at 3:30 p.m.
The duo of Bennett and Samaha fell 8-2 to Tennessee’s Boris Conkic and Rhyne Williams. Bennett and Samaha will play in the consolation doubles draw Friday at 9 a.m.
Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10, Yale Sports Publicity