September 19, 2009

Bulldogs Complete Day Two of the Farnsworth Invitational

Huang Advances to Finals of ‘B’ Singles Draw 

 

PRINCETON, N.J. - Yale completed day two of the Farnsworth Invitational Saturday in Princeton, N.J. 

In the ‘B’ Singles Draw, freshman John Huang advanced to the finals with two victories Saturday.  In the quarterfinals, Huang rolled to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Penn State’s Taylor Cohen.  Huang then ousted the No. 1 seed Jonathan Fife of Cornel 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals. 

In the ‘A’ Singles Draw, senior captain Connor Dawson lost his second round match to No. 3 seed Eugen Brazdil of Penn 6-4, 6-2. 

Junior Calvin Bennett advanced to the finals of the ‘A’ Consolation Draw with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Matija Pecotic of Princeton. 

In the ‘B’ Consolation Draw, freshman Marc Powers defeated Alex Faust of Princeton 6-4, 6-1 to advance to the semifinals.  In the semifinals, Powers defeated Haig Schneiderman of Columbia 7-5, 6-4. 

The Bulldogs had a pair of losses in the second round of the ‘C’ Singles Draw.  Sophomore Joel Samaha lost 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-1 to Princeton’s Matt Spindler.  Sophomore Erik Blumenkranz also lost in three sets.  Princeton’s Charlie Brosens defeated Blumenkranz 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. 

In the ‘D’ Singles Draw, No. 2 seed freshman Daniel Hoffman advanced to the finals with two victories Saturday.  He defeated Princeton’s Michael Lin 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 in the quarterfinals before defeating No. 3 seed Nathaniel Gery of Columbia 6-1, 6-3. 

Senior Matt Schimmel advanced to the finals of the ‘E’ Singles Draw with two victories Saturday.  Schimmel defeated Jared Karson of Cornell 7-5, 6-3 before defeating Matt Siow of Princeton in the semifinals 6-4, 6-2. 

Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10, Yale Sports Publicity

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