March 11, 2011

Yale Beats Quinnipiac 6-1

Bulldogs Sweep Doubles

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The 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.

Doubles play was highlighted by an 8-3 win at No. 1 from sophomores Daniel Hoffman and Marc Powers. That duo has won seven of its last nine matches.

After winning the doubles point, the Yale singles lineup quickly closed out the Bobcats. Senior Jordan Abergel, who moved up to No. 4 in the lineup after playing at No. 5 in the previous four matches, was the first off the court. He took a 6-1, 6-1 win.

Abergel was followed by sophomore John Huang, who won by the same 6-1, 6-1 scores at No. 1. Senior Ryan Berman, playing singles for just the second time this spring, clinched the match with a forehand winner that gave him a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 5.

The lone loss of the day for Yale came at No. 2 singles, where Andrew Weeden beat junior Erik Blumenkranz 10-6 in the third to claim a point for Quinnipiac (3-4, 0-0 NEC). After that the only match left on the courts was at No. 6 singles, where freshman Zachary Dean won the first set 6-3 and then rallied for a 6-4 win in the second set.

Yale (5-5, 0-0 Ivy League) has now won five of the last six matches at Cullman-Heyman. The Bulldogs host Binghamton on Saturday, then head to Wilmington, N.C., for the "Battle at the Beach".

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

 

Position  Yale University  Quinnipiac University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  John Huang  Brian Mikkelson  Yale University  6-1, 6-1
 #2 Singles  Erik Blumenkranz  Andrew Weeden  Quinnipiac University  6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (6)
 #3 Singles  Joel Samaha  James Kwei  Yale University  7-6, 6-2
 #4 Singles  Jordan Abergel  Chris Nelson  Yale University  6-1, 6-1
 #5 Singles  Ryan Berman  Alex Lazerowich  Yale University  6-3, 6-2
 #6 Singles  Zach Dean  Corey Morgenstern  Yale University  6-3, 6-4
 #1 Doubles  Daniel Hoffman
 Marc Powers
 Brian Mikkelson
 Andrew Weeden
 Yale University  8-3
 #2 Doubles  Joel Samaha
 John Huang
 James Kwei
 Alex Lazerowich
 Yale University  8-5
 #3 Doubles  Calvin Bennett
 Erik Blumenkranz
 Chris Nelson
 Corey Morgenstern
 Yale University  8-1