Elis Named ITA All-Academic Team Again; Seven Honored as ITA Scholar-AthletesThe Yale men's tennis team earned ITA All-Academic Team recognition and had seven individuals named ITA Scholar-Athletes for 2010-11: Jordan Abergel (Pacific Palisades, Calif.), Ryan Berman (Armonk, N.Y.), Erik Blumenkranz (Portola Valley, Calif.), Patrick Chase (Portola Valley, Calif.), Zachary Dean (Commack, N.Y.), Daniel Hoffman (Atherton, Calif.) and Joel Samaha (Tampa, Fla.). The seven honorees tie Yale for second among Ivy League teams.
Bulldogs Prominent in Final ITA Northeast Region RankingsThe Yale men’s tennis team is featured prominently in the final Northeast Region rankings, released Wednesday by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The Bulldogs finished No. 9 in the region as a team, and had three singles players -- rising juniors Daniel Hoffman (Atherton, Calif.), John Huang (Irvine, Calif.) and Marc Powers (Stamford, Conn.) -- ranked in the regional top 20, making Yale the only school with that many players ranked in the top 20. Additionally, the Yale doubles team of Hoffman and Powers was ranked No. 2 regionally. As the top returning doubles team in the region, Hoffman and Powers will represent the Northeast in the main draw of the All-American Championships this fall.
Bulldogs Elect Blumenkranz as Next CaptainErik Blumenkranz, a rising senior from Portola Valley, Calif., was elected captain for the Yale men's tennis team for the 2011-12 season by his teammates. Blumenkranz will succeed Calvin Bennett as captain next year.
Powers, Hoffman, Huang Named All IvySophomore Marc Powers (Stamford, Conn.) was voted to the First Team All-Ivy in singles for the second year in a row. Powers was also unanimously named First Team All-Ivy in doubles. Two other Bulldogs were also honored, including sophomore Daniel Hoffman (Atherton, Calif.) for the First Team All-Ivy in doubles. Hoffman and classmate John Huang (Irvine, Calif.) both were named Second Team All-Ivy in singles.
Yale Falls 6-1 to BrownThe Yale men's tennis team (9-12, 1-6 Ivy) lost 6-1 to the Brown Bears (15-6, 2-4 Ivy) in its last match of the season on Saturday. Sophomore Marc Powers delivered the sole point for the Bulldogs at No. 1, with a straight-set win against Brown freshman Sam Fife (6-3, 7-6).
Yale to Play Brown on Senior DayAfter a year of ups and downs, the Yale men’s tennis team will play its final match of the season on Saturday against the Brown Bears. Weather permitting, the match will be held outdoors at Yale at 2p.m. Before the match, the Bulldogs will honor their three seniors for Senior Day: captain Calvin Bennett, Jordan Abergel, and Ryan Berman.
Dartmouth Tops Yale 4-3Following a 5-2 loss against Harvard on Friday, the Yale men's tennis team (9-12, 1-5 Ivy) lost 4-3 to the Dartmouth Big Green (13-6, 4-2 Ivy) on Sunday.
Yale Falls to No. 65 HarvardThe Yale men's tennis team lost to the No. 65 Harvard Crimson (14-9) on Friday outdoors at Yale by a 5-2 score. Harvard improves to 3-2 in the Ivy league, while Yale drops to 1-4 (9-11 overall).
Yale to Play No. 65 Harvard, DartmouthThe Yale men’s tennis team (9-10, 1-3 Ivy) has only three matches left in the season; two will be decided this weekend. First, Yale will host the No. 65 Harvard Crimson (13-9, 2-2 Ivy League) outdoors, weather permitting, on Friday at 2p.m. This will be Yale’s first home match to be played outdoors.
Columbia Bests Yale 4-3The Yale men's tennis team (9-9, 1-2 Ivy) lost 4-3 to the Columbia Lions (7-12, 1-2 Ivy) yesterday. The Bulldogs captured the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2, but were just edged out by the Lions in the singles matches.
Yale Falls to No. 46 CornellThe No. 46 Cornell Big Red (21-4, 4-0 Ivy) defeated the Yale men’s tennis team (9-10, 1-3 Ivy) on Sunday afternoon 4-3. Cornell’s home winning streak is now 17 match
Yale to Play Columbia, CornellAfter opening its Ivy Season with a win over Penn and loss against Princeton, the Yale men’s tennis team (9-8, 1-1 Ivy) will travel to both Columbia and Cornell this weekend. The Bulldogs will first play the Lions (6-12, 9-2 Ivy) on Saturday at 2p.m., followed by a trip to Ithaca to play the Big Red (19-4, 2-0 Ivy) on Sunday at 2p.m.
Yale Falls 4-3 to No. 58 PrincetonAfter opening its Ivy Season with a 5-2 win over No. 61 Penn on Friday, the Yale men's tennis team came up just short against the No. 58 Princeton Tigers. Princeton managed to slide past the Bulldogs with a 4-3 victory.
Yale Kicks Off Ivy Season With Win Over No. 61 PennThe Yale men’s tennis team (9-7, 1-0 Ivy) opens its spring season with a 5-2 win over the No. 61 Penn Quakers (10-3, 0-2 Ivy) on Friday. The Bulldogs started off strong, capturing the doubles point with wins at all three positions.
Yale to Open Ivy Season Against Penn, PrincetonThe Yale men’s tennis team (8-7) has had its share of ups and downs this season, but none as important as its next step: Ivy competition. The Bulldogs begin their Ivy season this Friday, hosting No. 61 Penn at 2p.m. followed by No. 58 Princeton at 2p.m. on Saturday at the Cullman – Heyman Tennis Center. Last year, Yale finished second in the Ivy League behind Columbia, who has won the title for two consecutive years.
Yale Tops Sacred Heart 5-2In the Yale Men's Tennis Team's last match before starting the Ivy League Season, the Bulldogs showed that they are ready for competition by defeating the Sacred Heart Pioneers by a 5-2 score. Tuesday's win moves the Bulldogs record to 8-7 for the spring season, and highlights great performances by many Elis.
St. John’s Rallies to Edge Yale 4-3The last time the Yale men’s tennis team played St. John’s, in the ECAC Indoor Team Championship in February, St. John’s won 5-2. That included a win in doubles, and three of the Red Storm’s four wins in singles came in straight sets. Yale made things much closer the second time around Sunday afternoon at Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, but St. John’s won three three-set singles matches to rally for a 4-3 victory.
Yale Edges Old Dominion 4-3The Yale men’s tennis team has been proving that it can win the close ones recently, and Friday’s neutral-site match with Old Dominion in North Carolina provided another example. The Monarchs had won 13 of their last 15 matches, including five by 7-0 scores. But the Bulldogs started the day by winning the doubles point, and a split in singles play -- where four of the six matches went to a third set -- gave Yale the 4-3 win.
No. 63 UNC-Wilmington Beats YaleYale dropped the opening match of its trip to North Carolina on Wednesday, falling to No. 63 UNC-Wilmington 7-0 as part of the “Battle at the Beach”. The loss snaps the Bulldogs’ three-match winning streak.
Upcoming Week Includes “Battle at the Beach”A busy end to spring break for the Yale men’s tennis team takes the Bulldogs to North Carolina for matches in the “Battle at the Beach” on Wednesday and Friday, then back to New Haven for a match with No. 64 St. John’s on Sunday and Sacred Heart on Tuesday.
Abergel’s Win at No. 6 Clinches 4-3 Victory Over BinghamtonSenior Jordan Abergel’s three-set win at No. 6 singles gave the Yale men’s tennis team a thrilling 4-3 victory over three-time reigning America East champion Binghamton Saturday afternoon at Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. With all other singles matches finishing in two sets, Abergel and Binghamton’s Ruben Devos were the last two on the courts. After dropping the first set 6-3, Abergel won the last two to clinch the win for the Bulldogs. Devos rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the third to tie the set at five, but Abergel won the last two games.
Yale Beats Quinnipiac 6-1The Yale men’s tennis team beat Quinnipiac 6-1 Friday afternoon at Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, giving the Bulldogs three wins in their last four matches. Yale swept doubles and won five of six singles matches to knock off the defending NEC Champions.
Yale Hosts Quinnipiac, BinghamtonFollowing its first weekend off this spring, the Yale men’s tennis team (4-5) will play two matches this weekend. The Bulldogs will host the Quinnipiac Bobcats (3-3) on Friday at 2 p.m. and the Binghamton Bearcats (2-8) on Saturday at 2 p.m. as well. The Bulldogs have won two of their past three matches, defeating Fairleigh Dickinson and Stony Brook at home.
Yale Falls 5-2 to MaristComing off a 7-0 victory against Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday morning, the Yale Bulldogs fell 5-2 to Marist in the second of three matches scheduled for this weekend. The Bulldogs played the singles matches against Marist on Saturday afternoon, and concluded the doubles matches on Sunday morning to round out the match. The Bulldogs will play Stony Brook on Sunday as well.
Bulldogs Defeat Stony Brook 4-3In the final match of the weekend, the Bulldogs pulled off a 4-3 win against Stony Brook. Sophomore Daniel Hoffman, junior Erik Blumenkranz, and senior Jordan Abergel all delivered singles victories for the Bulldogs, at No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5, respectively. All the matches that the Bulldogs lost against Stony Brook made it to a third set, signifying high level of play and competition.
Yale Tops Fairleigh Dickinson 7-0Recovering from two tough losses at the ECAC Division I Team Championship, the Yale Men's Tennis Team bounced back to a 7-0 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday morning. The Bulldogs swept all six singles matches without dropping a single set, and captured the doubles point as well with a perfect 3-0 doubles record.
Yale to Play Fairleigh Dickinson, Marist, Stony BrookThe Yale Bulldogs will host a round-robin tournament at the Cullman-Heyman tennis center this weekend, competing against Fairleigh Dickinson University, Marist, and Stony Brook. The complete schedule can be found below.
Bulldogs Fall to St. John'sComing off a 4-3 loss against No. 59 Binghamton in the first round of the ECAC Men's Tournament on Saturday, the Bulldogs (2-5) lost 5-2 to St. John's on Sunday morning.
Yale Falls to No. 59 BinghamtonThe Yale Bulldogs fell to No. 59 Binghamton in the first round of the ECAC Men’s Indoor Tennis Championships on Saturday morning by a 4-3 score. The Bulldogs were seeded No. 6 in the tournament, while Binghamton ranked third.
Yale to Compete in the ECAC Team ChampionshipComing off back-to-back wins over Army (6-1) and Middle Tennessee (4-3), the Yale Bulldogs (2-2) will compete in the ECAC Division I Indoor Team Championship held in Cambridge, Mass., on Saturday. The Bulldogs’ first match pits them against the No. 67 Binghamton Bearcats at 8 a.m. The Bulldogs are seeded No. 6 in the tournament, while Binghamton has received a No. 3 seeding. Cornell received the top overall seed in the tournament
Yale Beats Middle Tennessee State 4-3After posting a 6-1 score against Army last weekend, the Yale men's tennis team played another strong match, beating the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders 4-3 Saturday night at Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.
Yale to Play Middle TennesseeComing off a strong 6-1 win over Army on Sunday, the Bulldogs look to build on their momentum against Middle Tennessee this weekend. The Bulldogs will host the Blue Raiders on Saturday at 6p.m. at the Cullman-Heyman tennis facility.
No. 73 Bulldogs Defeat Army 6-1The No. 73 Yale Bulldogs bounced back from two tough 4-3 losses earlier in the season, and won their first match of the spring season this Sunday. Yale handily defeated Army by a 6-1 score at the Cullman-Heyman tennis center.
No. 73 Yale Will Host ArmyFor the third match of its spring season, Yale will take on Army at the Cullman-Heyman tennis facility this Sunday at 2p.m. Yale’s match against No. 75 William & Mary on Thursday was cancelled for inclement weather, so the Bulldogs will contest only one match this week. The Bulldogs (0-2) began their spring season last Saturday, dropping two 4-3 matches to Boston College and Purdue.
Purdue Sneaks Past Yale 4-3Coming off a tough loss against Boston College on Saturday, the Yale men fell to Purdue on Sunday 4-3 at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center at Yale.
No. 73 Yale Falls to Boston CollegeIn No. 73 Yale’s first match of the spring season, the Bulldogs fell 4-3 to the Boston College Eagles on Saturday. Yale was without its No. 1 player sophomore Marc Powers, who was injured during his doubles match. Powers did not play at No. 1 singles on Saturday.
No. 73 Yale to Kick Off Season Against Boston College, PurdueComing off an successful fall season, the No. 73 Yale men’s tennis team is set to resume competition after a three-month hiatus from formal matches. The Bulldogs will host the Boston College Eagles at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center at Yale at 2p.m, and Purdue at 10a.m. on Sunday.
Yale Coaches Win Regional Outreach AwardHead coach of men's tennis Alex Dorato and head coach of women's tennis Danielle McNamara have been named as recipients of the 2010 USTA/ITA Campus and Community Outreach Award for the New England region.
Abergel, Samaha to Face Off in State SemisYale senior Jordan Abergel and junior Joel Samaha are set to face each other in semifinals of the 2010 Connecticut State Championships Sunday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.