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.
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