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No. 70 Yale Defeats Army 6-1

Marc Powers. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Marc Powers. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The No. 70 Bulldogs rolled to a 6-1 victory over Army Sunday on the road to improve to 2-1 on the season.  Yale won the doubles point and five of six singles matches to secure the victory.  

Yale won all three doubles matches to win the doubles points.  At No. 1 doubles, sophomore Joel Samaha and freshman Marc Powers won 8-4.  Sophomore Erik Blumenkranz and junior Jordan Abergel won an 8-3 decision at No. 2 doubles.  At the No. 3 doubles slot, freshmen John Huang and Daneiel Hoffman defeated their opponents 8-4.  

In singles play, the Bulldogs won five matches in straight sets.  Playing No. 1 singles, Powers rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Lucero.  Huang cruised to a 6-2, 7-6 victory at No. 2 singles.  At the No. 4 singles slot, Hoffman defeated Holland 6-3, 6-4.  Blumenkranz won in straight sets 6-1, 6-3 at No. 5 singles.  Playing No. 6 singles, senior Matt Schimmel rolled to a 6-3, 6-1 win over Clark.  

Next weekend, Yale will host the ECAC Indoor Championships at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.  In this tournament, the Bulldogs will have the opportunity to see how they stack up against Ivy League competition.

Complete Results


1. Samaha/Powers (Y) def. Lucero/Albornoz (A); 8-4

2. Blumenkranz/Abergel (Y) def. Johnson/Holland (A); 8-3

3. Huang/Hoffman (Y) def. Clark/Shelton (A); 8-4



1. Powers (Y) def. Lucero (A); 6-1, 6-1

2. Huang (Y) def. Johnson (A); 6-2, 7-6

3. Albornoz (A) def. Samaha (Y); 4-6, 6-4, 10-6

4. Hoffman (Y) def. Holland (A); 6-3, 6-4

5. Blumenkranz (Y) def. Shelton (A); 6-1, 6-3

6. Schimmel (Y) def. Clark (A); 6-3, 6-1

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity