February 10, 2009

Bulldogs Announce Second Best Recruiting Class in Nation

Feb. 10, 2009

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bulldogs announced the addition of three new players as part of the second ranked recruiting class for the class of 2013.

The recruiting class includes two blue chippers. Ranked No. 22 nationally, Marc Powers of Stamford, Conn. is ranked No. 1 in all of New England and has been for the past seven straight years. Over Thanksgiving Day weekend he won both singles and doubles titles at the National Open in Albany, NY.

John Huang of Irvine, Calif. will also be joining Yale as part of the class of 2013. Huang is ranked No. 24 nationally and No. 7 in the state of California. In 2008 he won the Copper Bowl, reached the round of 16 at the Super National Clay Courts, and reached the round of 32 at the Super National Hard Courts in Kalamazoo.

In December, Huang and Powers teamed up and took the doubles title at the USTA Winter Super Nationals in Phoenix.

Five-star recruit Daniel Hoffman will also be joining the Bulldogs next year. A native of Atherton, Calif., Daniel Hoffman is ranked No. 44 nationally and No. 12 in the state of California. In 2007, Hoffman won the Northern California Sectional singles championship in the 16 & under division. In 2008, he reached the singles final in the 18 & under division and won the doubles title.

All three recruits have earned the reputation as outstanding sportsmen as evidenced by winning regional and/or national sportsmanship awards. Most recently, last week Marc Powers won the Colonel Bernard Gorfinkle Award, awarded to the USTA New England Boys 18-and-under player who exemplified outstanding sportsmanship on and off the court throughout his career.

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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