Yale Completes Day One at ITA National Indoors

Marc Powers

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Freshman Marc Powers (Stamford, Conn.) and freshman John Huang (Irvine, Calif.) lost first round singles matches Thursday afternoon at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center at Yale University.   Earlier in the day, the doubles team of junior Calvin Bennett (Sandy, Utah) and sophomore Joel Samaha (Tampa, Fla.) lost a first round match as well. 

The 16 best doubles teams and 32 best singles players in the nation competed in the tournament, and Yale held its own. 

Powers lost 6-4, 6-1 to North Carolina’s Clay Donato.  Huang dropped a 6-2, 6-3 decision to Clint Bowles of Florida State.  Powers and Huang will play in the consolation singles draw Friday at 3:30 p.m. 

The duo of Bennett and Samaha fell 8-2 to Tennessee’s Boris Conkic and Rhyne Williams.  Bennett and Samaha will play in the consolation doubles draw Friday at 9 a.m. 

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Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10, Yale Sports Publicity