October 7, 2012

Bulldogs Post Stellar 28-1 Record on First Day of Yale Shootout

Brown Extends Undefeated Streak to 10 Matches; 11 Bulldogs Pull Double Duty in Singles

NEW HAVEN, C.T. – The Yale men's tennis team had a banner day playing at its home courts for the first time this season.  The Elis hosted Army and St. Bonaventure for the Yale Shootout Saturday, with the Bulldogs displaying excellent form all around.  Yale went undefeated in 22 singles matches and only lost one of seven doubles matches for an overall 28-1 win-loss mark on the day. 

Freshman Jason Brown has yet to lose a singles match in his rookie season, as he extended his winning streak to 10 matches Saturday with a solid 6-4, 6-2 win over St. Bonaventure's Luis Guevara followed up by a convincing victory over Army's Caison Best, 6-2, 6-2.  Brown was also successful in doubles, teaming up with junior Kyle Dawson to defeat St. Bonaventure's pairing of Trevor Haskell and Javier Ortiz 8-2.

Senior captain Daniel Hoffman and classmate John Huang got back to their winning ways after returning home from their trip to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Men's All-American Championships.  Hoffman rolled in a 6-3, 6-0 win over Army's Harrison McCormick and a 6-0, 6-1 win over St. Bonaventure's Celso de Vera Rehberger, while Huang first defeated St. Bonaventure's Elliot Fanshel 6-4, 6-3, and then followed up with a dominant display to beat Army's Asiko Isoh 6-2, 6-1.  Huang also partnered with junior Patrick Chase to post two doubles victories for the Elis, one of which was a thrilling 9-8(1) win over St. Bonaventure's team of de Vera Rehberger and Fanshel.  Hoffman and classmate Marc Powers form the No. 54 doubles team in the nation, and lived up to their ranking by giving the Bulldogs two more doubles wins.  Powers was playing for the first time since the Princeton-Farnsworth Invitational.  He enjoyed a successful return to singles play as well, winning both of his matches with the loss of only six games between the two. 

Other Bulldogs who won both of their singles matches on the familiar Yale courts were senior Zachary Dean, juniors Chase, Dawson and Tommy Ratchford, as well as the sophomore trio of Daniel Faierman, Zachary Krumholz and Matt Saiontz.  Dean and Saiontz teamed up to post a sixth doubles victory for the Elis.  Faierman and Ratchford lost the closest affair of the day to the St. Bonaventure tandem of de Vera Rehberger and Fanshel, 9-8(3).

Plenty of action is in store for the second day of the Yale Shootout on Sunday, as singles and doubles competition between the three squads will continue.  Full results of the Bulldogs' Saturday matches are posted below.

Report by Robert Batista '15, Yale Sports Publicity

Singles

Zachary Dean (Yale) def. Gabriel Cardenas (SBU), 6-0, 6-1

Daniel Faierman (Yale) def. Javier Ortiz (SBU), 6-0, 6-3

Zachary Krumholz (Yale) def. Trevor Haskell (SBU), 6-2, 6-3

John Huang (Yale) def. Elliot Fanshel (SBU), 6-4, 6-3

Marc Powers (Yale) def. Alex Holland (Army), 6-2, 6-1

Kyle Dawson (Yale) def. Henry Jang-Milsten (Army), 6-0, 6-4

Daniel Hoffman (Yale) def. Harrison McCormick (Army), 6-3, 6-0

Jason Brown (Yale) def. Luis Guevara (SBU), 6-4, 6-2

Patrick Chase (Yale) def. Caison Best (Army), 6-1, 6-4

Matt Saiontz (Yale) def. Ron Verano (Army), 6-2, 6-0

Tommy Ratchford (Yale) def. Cardenas (SBU), 6-3, 6-0

Huang (Yale) def. Asiko Isoh (Army), 6-2, 6-1

Powers (Yale) def. Oscar Yanez (SBU), 6-1, 6-2

Hoffman (Yale) def. Celso de Vera Rehberger (SBU), 6-0, 6-1

Dawson (Yale) def. Guevara (SBU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Brown (Yale) def. Best (Army), 6-2, 6-2

Dean (Yale) def. Jang-Milsten (Army), 6-4, 6-2

Faierman (Yale) def. McCormick (Army), 7-6, 6-1

Krumholz (Yale) def. Ben Davies (Army), 6-4, 6-3

Chase (Yale) def. Ortiz (SBU), 6-4, 6-1

Saiontz (Yale) def. Haskell (SBU), 6-2, 6-3

Ratchford (Yale) def. Verano (Army), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Doubles

Hoffman/Powers (Yale) def. Guevara/Yanez (SBU), 8-6

Chase/Huang (Yale) def. de Vera Rehberger/Fanshel (SBU), 9-8(1)

Brown/Dawson (Yale) def. Haskell/Ortiz (SBU), 8-2

Hoffman/Powers (Yale) def. Isoh/McCormick (Army), 8-1

Chase/Huang (Yale) def. Guevara/Yanez (SBU), 8-1

Dean/Saiontz (Yale) def. Jang-Milsten/Verano (Army), 8-3

de Vera Rehberger/Fanshel (SBU) def. Faierman/Ratchford (Yale), 9-8(3)

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