No. 73 Bulldogs Fall to No. 1 USC 7-0

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The No. 73 Bulldogs fell to 1-1 this season after losing to defending national champion No. 1 USC 7-0 Sunday at the ITA Division I Men's Kick-off Weekend hosted by USC.

The doubles team of sophomore Erik Blumenkranz and sophomore Joel Samaha came up with the lone victory for Yale in the loss.  Playing No. 1 doubles, the duo combined for an 8-5 win over McNaughton and Nguyen.  

Yale will be back in action next Sunday when they travel to West Point to face Army.  

Complete Results

DOUBLES
(1) Blumenkranz/Samaha (Yale) def. McNaughton/Nguyen (USC) - 8-5 
(2) Farah/Sundling (USC) vs. Huang/Powers (Yale) - 8-1
(3) Lucassen/Poldma (USC) vs. Bennett/Hoffman (Yale) - 8-5
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1

SINGLES
(1) #1 Steve Johnson (USC) def. Marc Powers (Yale) - 7-6 (2), 6-4
(2) #14 Robert Farah (USC) def. John Huang (Yale) - 6-2, 6-3
(3) #116 Jaak Poldma (USC) def. Calvin Bennett (Yale) - 4-1 ret. (inj)
(4) Peter Lucassen (USC) def. Joel Samaha (Yale) - 6-3, 6-1
(5) #78 Daniel Nguyen (USC) def. Daniel Hoffman (Yale) - 6-2, 6-1*
(6) #47 Matt Kecki (USC) def. Erik Blumenkranz (Yale) - 6-1, 6-1
Order of finish: 3, 6, 5*, 4, 2, 1

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity