New Haven, Conn. – Junior Joel Samaha won his first match in the Main Draw at the 2010 USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships Friday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center at Yale.
Samaha defeated St. Bonaventure's Elliot Fanshel, who advanced to the Main Draw by winning two matches in Qualifying play, 6-2, 6-4. Samaha will face Binghamton's Sven Vloedgraven, who had a first-round bye, in the second round on Saturday.
In doubles play, Yale's team of Abergel and Huang lost to Cornell's Jonathan Jaklitsch and Mirza Klis. Yale's two other doubles teams – Hoffman/Powers and Blumenkranz/Samaha – both had opening round byes.
The complete updated draws are available here.
The tentative schedule for Saturday's play can be found here.