November 1, 2009

Hoffman Wins Connecticut State Championships Singles Draw

Freshman Also Combines With Blumenkranz to Win Doubles Draw

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Freshman Daniel Hoffman won the main singles draw and combined with sophomore Erik Blumenkranz to win the main doubles draw at the Connecticut State Championships Sunday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center at Yale University.

Blumenkranz also won the tournament's sportsmanship award as decided on by the referees of the tournament. 

In the semifinals of the singles draw, Hoffman defeated Sacred Heart University's Kirill Kasayanov 6-3, 6-2.  Hoffman then defeated Blumenkranz in the finals 6-0, 6-4.  Blumenkranz had advanced to the finals himself with a 7-6, 6-2 victory in the semifinals over Quinnipiac's Andrew Weeden.  

The doubles team of Blumenkranz and Hoffman won the doubles draw by defeating the Yale team of Matt Schimmel and Ryan Berman 8-6 in the finals.  

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Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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