Huang Advances to Quarterfinals of Consolation Singles Draw

John Huang. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Freshman John Huang (Irvine, Calif.) pulled out a three-set victory in the round of 16 of the consolation singles draw Friday on the second day of the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. 

Huang advanced to the quarterfinals of the consolation singles draw by defeating UCLA’s Amit Inbar 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.  Huang will face the No. 4 seeded Jordan Rux of Baylor next. 

Freshman Marc Powers (Stamford, Conn.) dropped a 6-3, 6-4 match to Texas A&M’s Austin Kraijcek Friday. 

The doubles team of junior Calvin Bennett and sophomore Joel Samaha fell 8-1 against Illinois’s duo of Marek Czerwinski and Dennis Nevolo. 

With Huang’s victory and Yale’s continued impressive play at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, consisting of the 16 best collegiate doubles teams and 32 best collegiate singles players in the country, the Bulldogs continued to hold their own against the best in the country. 

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Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10, Yale Sports Publicity