Perfect Weekend at Army Tournament for Yale

John Huang. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity) Buy Now
John Huang. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bulldogs Go 3-0

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's tennis team finished with a 3-0 record at the Army Tournament over the weekend, following up Saturday's 7-0 victory over St. Bonaventure by finishing off Binghamton 5-2 and then beating Army 7-0 on Sunday.

The match with Binghamton was split over two days, as the Bulldogs won four of six singles matches on Saturday. A 2-1 win in doubles on Sunday morning at Lichtenberg Tennis Center made the final score 5-2 Yale.

The Bulldogs then notched their second 7-0 sweep of the weekend, beating host Army Sunday afternoon. Yale won doubles 2-1 again, improving to 8-1 in doubles points in the last nine matches. The Bulldogs' No. 1 doubles team of juniors Daniel Hoffman and Marc Powers went 3-0 for the weekend, outscoring their opponents 24-10. They are 11-2 overall. Yale also went 3-0 at No. 3 doubles behind sophomore Patrick Chase and junior John Huang, who have won seven of their last eight matches.

Yale (11-5) had four players go 3-0 in singles, including one (Huang) who did not drop a set all weekend. Hoffman, sophomore Kyle Dawson and freshman Zachary Krumholz were pushed to a third set just once each as they went 3-0. Dawson had to rally for a 0-6, 7-6, 6-3 win at No. 5 vs. Binghamton.

Hoffman has now won nine in a row, and Sunday's 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 win at No. 3 vs. Army's Alex Holland represented the first time since Feb. 19 that Hoffman had to play a third set. Krumholz is now 9-1, including seven straight wins when playing at the No. 6 spot.

Yale hosts St. John's Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., the Bulldogs' final non-league match of the regular season.

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

 

Position  Yale University  Binghamton University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  #92 Marc Powers  Alexandre Haggai  Binghamton University  6-4, 0-6, 6-0
 #2 Singles  Daniel Hoffman  Ruben Devos  Yale University  7-6, 6-3
 #3 Singles  John Huang  Robin Lesage  Yale University  7-5, 6-1
 #4 Singles  Erik Blumenkranz  Ismael Dinia  Binghamton University  3-6, 7-6, 6-3
 #5 Singles  Kyle Dawson  Ruben Haggai  Yale University  0-6, 7-6, 6-3
 #6 Singles  Zach Krumholz  Rafael Rodrigues  Yale University  6-2, 6-2
 #1 Doubles  Daniel Hoffman
 Marc Powers
 Bastian Bornkessel
 Ruben Devos
 Yale University  8-6
 #2 Doubles  Erik Blumenkranz
 Joel Samaha
 Ismael Dinia
 Alexandre Haggai
 Binghamton University  8-3
 #3 Doubles  John Huang
 Patrick Chase
 Robin Lesage
 Florian van Kann
 Yale University  8-2

 

Position  Yale University  U.S. Military Academy  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  #92 Marc Powers  Asika Isoh  Yale University  6-4, 6-3
 #2 Singles  John Huang  Alex Van Velzer  Yale University  6-2, 6-2
 #3 Singles  Daniel Hoffman  Alex Holland  Yale University  6-4, 4-6, 6-2
 #4 Singles  Erik Blumenkranz  Henry Jang-Milsten  Yale University  6-3, 6-4
 #5 Singles  Kyle Dawson  Peter Sienko  Yale University  7-6, 6-4
 #6 Singles  Zach Krumholz  Rashad Shelton  Yale University  6-2, 3-6, 6-3
 #1 Doubles  Daniel Hoffman
 Marc Powers
 Asika Isoh
 Henry Jang-Milsten
 Yale University  8-4
 #2 Doubles  Erik Blumenkranz
 Joel Samaha
 Alex Van Velzer
 Peter Sienko
 U.S. Military Academy  8-5
 #3 Doubles  John Huang
 Patrick Chase
 Alex Holland
 Rommel Verano
 Yale University  8-5