Bulldogs Fall to Tigers 4-3

John Huang. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
John Huang. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

PRINCETON, N.J. – Yale lost 4-3 to Princeton in its Ivy League Opener Friday at Princeton University to fall to 11-7 on the season and 0-1 in the Ivy League.  The Tigers improved to 6-10 overall and 2-0 in the Ivy League with the victory. 

The Bulldogs lost the doubles point despite winning at No. 1 doubles.  The duo of sophomore Eirk Blumenkranz and sophomore Joel Samaha defeated Yohei Shoji and Matt Slow 8-6.  Yale dropped its other two doubles matches though.

Yale won its top three singles matches.  At No. 1 singles, freshman Marc Powers rolled to a 6-4, 6-4 win over Charlie Brosens.  Freshman John Huang cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 win over Matija Pecotic at No. 2 singles.  Playing No. 3 singles, junior Calvin Bennett pulled out the victory when his opponent retired early. 

The Bulldogs will be back in action Saturday when they face Penn in Philadelphia.

Complete Results

1. Erik Blumenkranz/Samaha (Y) def. Yohei Shoji/Siow (P), 8-6

2. Michael Lin/Matt Spindler (P) def. Bennett/Powers (Y), 8-4
3. Faust/Pecotic (P) def. Hoffman/Huang (Y), 8-6

1. Marc Powers (Y) def. Charlie Brosens (P), 6-4, 6-4
2. John Huang (Y) def. Matija Pecotic (P), 6-0, 6-2
3. Calvin Bennett (Y) def. Matt Siow (P), 6-7(4), 2-3 ret.

4. Matt Spindler (P) def. Daniel Hoffman (Y), 6-3, 6-4

5. Alex Faust (P) def. Connor Dawson (Y), 6-3, 6-2

6. Coleman Crutchfield (P) def. Joel Samaha (Y), 6-2, 6-2

Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10, Yale Sports Publicity