October 31, 2009

Yale Doubles Teams to Meet in Finals of Connecticut State Championships

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Two Yale singles players advanced to the semifinals of the singles draw, and two Yale doubles teams advanced to the finals of the doubles draw Saturday at the Connecticut State Championships at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center at Yale University. 

In singles play, freshman Daniel Hoffman won two more matches Saturday to advance to the semifinals.  In the round of 16, Hoffman cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Fairfield’s Erik Kremheller.  Hoffman then cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win over Sacred Heart’s Nick Mazzarese. 

Sophomore Erik Blumenkranz defeated UConn’s Jai Yoon in the round of 16 6-4, 6-4.  Blumenkranz then advanced to the semifinals with a 7-6, 6-2 win over Sacred Heart’s Chris Ujick. 

The doubles team of senior Matt Schimmel and junior Ryan Berman advanced to the finals of the doubles draw.  They will face the duo of Blumenkranz and Hoffman, who also advanced to the finals.  

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Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10, Yale Sports Publicity