November 7, 2009

Bulldogs Complete Play at ITA Nationals

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale complete play Saturday at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center at Yale University. 

Freshman John Huang (Irvine, Calif.) lost to No. 4 seed Jordan Rux of Baylor 6-1, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the consolation singles draw. 

The loss came one day after Huang battled his way to a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 win over UCLA’s Amit Inbar. 

Huang, freshman Marc Powers, sophomore Joel Samaha, and junior Calvin Bennett all represented Yale in the tournament, which included the 32 best singles players and 16 best doubles teams in the country.  The Bulldogs held their own against the nation’s best and made a name for themselves in the process. 

For Yale, the tournament also served as a chance to showcase the phenomenal Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center the best in collegiate tennis.  The Center includes eight Decoturf II courts, with state-of-the-art lighting and superior match viewing.  The magnificent lobby is spacious and provides comfortable lounging and ample viewing of most of the courts.  The new tennis center also includes team locker rooms, a modern team room, and coaches’ offices. 

For complete coverage of the tournament, click here.  For live stats, click here. 

Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10, Yale Sports Publicity