February 4, 2012

Sweep of Top Three Singles Matches Keys 5-2 Win at W&M

Bulldogs Improve to 3-0

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's tennis team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 5-2 win at William & Mary Saturday morning. After taking the doubles point, the Bulldogs won four of six singles matches -- including the top three -- in straight sets.

This was Yale's first meeting with William & Mary (4-4) since 2003, a 4-3 Tribe win. W&M was playing its second straight Ivy League opponent, having fallen to Dartmouth 4-0 last weekend at the Tribe Kickoff.

The Tribe got a win at No. 2 doubles, but victories for Yale at the No. 1 doubles spot (juniors Daniel Hoffman and Marc Powers, who are 11-3 as a team this year) and the No. 3 spot (junior John Huang and sophomore Patrick Chase) gave Yale the doubles point.

Yale's victories at No. 1 and No. 2 singles came by the identically decisive scores of 6-0, 6-1 from Powers, the No. 70 player in the country), and Huang. Hoffman, ranked No. 108 in the country, added a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 3 and freshman Zachary Krumholz won 7-6, 6-3 at No. 6.

Hoffman, Huang and Krumholz are all 3-0 now in singles.

Yale concludes its trip to Virginia with a match at Old Dominion Sunday morning.

Yale 5, William and Mary 2
Singles
No. 1 - #70 Marc Powers (Yale) def. Anton Andersson (W&M) - 6-0, 6-1
No. 2 - John Huang (Yale) def. Will Juggins (W&M) - 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 - #108 Daniel Hoffman (Yale) def. Adrian Vodislav (W&M) - 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 - Ben Guthrie (W&M) def. Erik Blumenkranz (Yale) - 6-2, 6-0
No. 5 - Ben Hoogland (W&M) def. Joel Samaha (Yale) - 6-0, 6-2
No. 6 - Zach Krumholz (Yale) def. John Banks (W&M) - 7-6, 6-2

Doubles
No. 1 - Powers/Hoffman (Yale) def. Whiteford/Vodislav (W&M) - 8-5
No. 2 - Banks/Guthrie (W&M) def. Blumenkranz/Samaha (Yale) - 8-5
No. 3 - Huang/Chase (Yale) def. Orre/Pietrucha (W&M) - 8-6

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

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