NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bulldogs completed a successful first day at the Yale Invitational that went to all hours of the night as a result of inclement weather that forced the tournament indoors.
In the ‘A' Singles Draw, both senior Connor Dawson and junior Calvin Bennett won their first round matches in straight sets. Bennett rolled to a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Diego Valdenegro. Dawson defeated Army's Tripp Johnson 6-2, 6-2.
Sophomores Erik Blumenkranz and Joel Samaha won first round matches in the ‘B' Singles Draw. Blumenkranz cruised to a 6-1, 6-4 win over Maryland's Sergio Wyss. Samaha won 6-1, 6-1 over Army's Alex Holland.
In the ‘C' Singles Draw, Ryan Berman, Jordan Abergel, and Matt Schimmel all won their first round matches. Schimmel won 6-1, 6-3 over Juan Garcia. Abergel defeated Luis Guevara in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. Berman squeaked by 6-7 (5), 6-3, 10-4 against Army's Rashad Shelton.
In doubles play, Bennett and Samaha won 8-3 in the ‘A' Doubles Flight. The doubles team of Dawson and freshman Marc Powers rolled to an 8-1 victory in the ‘B' Doubles Flight. Also in the ‘B' Doubles Flight, the duo of Blumenkranz and freshman Daniel Hoffman won 8-4. Schimmel and Berman rolled to an 8-6 victory in the ‘C' Doubles Flight. Also in the ‘C' Doubles Flight, freshman John Huang and Abergel rolled to an 8-2 win.
For day one results, click here.
Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity