Calvin Bennett, a rising senior from Sandy, Utah, was named captain for the Yale mens tennis team for the 2010-11 season. Bennett was elected by his teammates to succeed Connor Dawson as captain next year.
Freshman Marc Powers (Stamford, Conn.) was named the Ivy League Player of the Year after a stellar season that included a 7-0 Ivy League record. Powers also won Ivy League Rookie of the Year and became the first player to ever win both awards in the same year.
No. 74 Yale wrapped up its regular season with a 6-1 victory over Brown Saturday at Brown University. The Bulldogs concluded the season with a 16-8 overall record and a 5-2 record in the Ivy League. Yales 5-2 Ivy League record was good for a second place Ivy League finish.
The No. 67 Bulldogs (15-8) will conclude their regular season when they travel to Providence to take on Brown Saturday. Yale will look to improve upon its 4-2 Ivy League record as it pursues an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament.
No. 64 Harvard ended No. 67 Yales hopes of an Ivy League Title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament Sunday by defeating the Bulldogs 4-3 at Harvard University. The loss dropped Yale to 15-8 overall and 4-2 in the Ivy League.
The No. 67 Bulldogs (14-7) will host Dartmouth Friday before traveling to Cambridge to take on No. 64 Harvard Sunday. Yale will look to improve upon its 3-1 Ivy League record as it pursues an Ivy League Title and an NCAA Tournament berth.
Strong play by freshmen led Yale to a 5-2 victory over Penn Saturday as the Bulldogs improved to 12-7 on the season and 1-1 in the Ivy League. The Bulldogs won all three doubles matches to clinch the doubles point in the victory.
Yale lost 4-3 to Princeton in its Ivy League Opener Friday at Princeton University to fall to 11-7 on the season and 0-1 in the Ivy League. The Tigers improved to 6-10 overall and 2-0 in the Ivy League with the victory.
Yale improved to 11-5 on the season with a 4-3 victory over St. Johns Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The Bulldogs won two of three doubles matches to claim the doubles point in the victory.
The Yale mens tennis team hung tough with USC Upstate in every match on Tuesday, taking every singles match to a deciding third set and pushing all three doubles contests to an 8-6 final tally. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, it was the host Spartans would came up on the winning side of all but one of those matches en route to a 6-1 victory. Sophomore Joel Samaha won his singles match at the No. 6 slot for Yale.
The Yale mens tennis team swept the doubles point to open its match at Furman on Monday afternoon, but could not overcome a strong showing by the Paladins is singles play, as the home team snapped the Bulldogs seven-match winning streak with a 4-3 victory. No. 1 singles player Marc Powers and No. 5 Connor Dawson won their singles matches for Yale.
Nearly 900 miles away from the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center in New Haven, the Yale mens tennis team has established a suitable home away from home on the campus of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. The Bulldogs earned a victory on the courts of the Earle Tennis Center for the second consecutive day, besting Winthrop on Sunday afternoon by a score of 4-3. Yale, winner of its last seven matches, now owns a 9-3 record in the spring season.
After rain in South Carolina delayed the start of action on its spring trip, the Yale mens tennis began its slate of four matches in the Palmetto State this afternoon with a convincing 6-1 victory over Wofford. The Bulldogs won all three double matches in the win, and took five straight-set singles matches from the Terriers. The match was played in Charleston, S.C. on the campus of The Citadel.
Yale will travel to South Carolina to play Furman, Wofford, Winthrop and USC Upstate Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday, respectively. Coming off five consecutive victories, the Bulldogs will look to improve upon their 7-3 record during this years spring break trip to South Carolina.
The Bulldogs completed a three-match weekend sweep and extended their winning streak to five matches with a 4-3 victory over Stony Brook to improve to 7-3 on the season Sunday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. Senior captain Connor Dawson won a dramatic three-setter to clinch the victory for Yale.
Yale clinched victory over Marist by winning four of six singles matches to improve to 6-3 on the season Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The Bulldogs concluded their match by winning two of three doubles matches to win the doubles point Sunday.
Yale will play host to Fairleigh Dickinson, Marist, and Stony Brook Saturday and Sunday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The Bulldogs will look to improve upon their 3-2 record when they play three matches this weekend.
Yale men's tennis team won the doubles point and three of six singles matches to beat Maryland-Baltimote County Friday night at Navy. The Bulldogs won doubles 2-1 on the strength of an 8-4 win from the No. 2 team of Calvin Bennett and Marc Powers along with an 8-6 win from the No. 3 team of captain Connor Dawson and Daniel Hoffman. Singles wins came from Powers at No. 1 (6-1, 6-2), Hoffman at No. 3 (6-1, 7-6) and Joel Samaha at No. 5 (7-6, 6-2).