Tough Day for Bulldogs at All-American

Erik Blumenkranz. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Erik Blumenkranz. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

TULSA, Okla. – After a successful first day at the ITA All-American Qualifier, in which four members of the Yale men's tennis team advanced to the second round, the Bulldogs were unable to keep the momentum going. All four Bulldogs were knocked out of the tournament on Tuesday. However, their performance in this year's tournament represents a sharp improvement over last year, which bodes well for the rest of the season. Last year, no Bulldog managed to survive the first day of tournament play.

Junior John Huang faced off against Tulane's Idan Mark, the No. 1 seed in the tournament. After an exciting first set that went to a tiebreak, Huang dropped the second set 6-2. Junior Marc Powers took Georgy Batrakov from BYU to three sets, but Batrakov edged Powers out for the win.

In doubles, senior captain Erik Blumenkranz and classmate Joel Samaha fell to Texas A & M's Colin Hoover and Alexis Klegou in the second round.

Complete results can be found here.

Report issued by Courtney Kaplan '13, Yale Sports Publicity