Yale Falls to No. 46 Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. –The 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 matches. 

The Yale sophomores swept the first three singles positions; John Huang played No. 1 singles for the first time this season, and won his match in three sets (6-1, 6-7, 7-5). Marc Powers, one of Yale's most decorated players, won his match at No. 2 in straight sets against Jonathan Jaklitsch (7-5, 6-2). Daniel Hoffman won at No. 3 singles (6-3, 6-4), extending his winning streak to five straight matches.

In a rare test for Yale's doubles teams, the Big Red managed to sweep all three spots and claim the doubles point. Juniors Joel Samaha and Erik Blumenkranz, who had won their past five matches, saw their winning streak end with an 8-2 loss to Jeremy Feldman and Andy Gauthier at No. 2.

The Bulldogs will host Harvard on Friday at 2 p.m., and then travel to Hanover to play Dartmouth at 1 p.m. on Sunday. After next weekend, the Bulldogs have only one regular season match left, in which they will face Brown.

 

Report by Courtney Kaplan '13, Yale Sports Publicity

 
 
 

 Position

 Cornell University

 Yale University

 Winner

 Score

 #1 Singles

 Andy Gauthier

 John Huang

 Yale University

 6-1,6-7,7-5

 #2 Singles

 Jonathan Jaklitsch

 Marc Powers

 Yale University

 7-5,6-2

 #3 Singles

 Mirza Klis

 Daniel Hoffman

 Yale University

 6-3,6-4

 #4 Singles

 Jeremy Feldman

 Erik Blumenkranz

 Cornell University

 6-4,6-4

 #5 Singles

 Evan Bernstein

 Joel Samaha

 Cornell University

 6-2,6-3

 #6 Singles

 Venkat Iyer

 Jordan Abergel

 Cornell University

 6-2,6-2

 #1 Doubles

 Jonathan Jaklitsch

 Evan Bernstein

 Daniel Hoffman

 Marc Powers

 Cornell University

 8-5

 #2 Doubles

 Jeremy Feldman

 Andy Gauthier

 Erik Blumenkranz

 Joel Samaha

 Cornell University

 8-2

 #3 Doubles

 Mirza Klis

 Evan McElwain

 Calvin Bennett

 John Huang

 Cornell University

 7-6(2)