January 30, 2011

No. 73 Yale Falls to Boston College

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – In 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 and could not compete at No. 1 singles.

Sophomores John Huang and Daniel Hoffman had success at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively. Huang won in two sets to Alex Skinner (6-2,6-2), while Hoffman defeated Erik Kreutzer in three sets (2-6,6-3,6-3). At No. 6 singles, senior Jordan Abergel defeated Klaus Puestow in three sets as well (6-3, 5-7, 6-1).

Boston College captured the doubles point, winning the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles matches. Bulldogs junior Joel Samaha and Huang defeated Akash Muppidi and Billy Grokenberger at No. 2 doubles (9-7).

The Bulldogs will play again on Sunday at 10p.m. against Purdue at the Cullman-Heyman tennis center at Yale.

Report issued by Courtney Kaplan '13, Yale Sports Publicity

 

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