February 27, 2010

Yale Defeats Fairleigh Dickinson 6-1

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale improved to 5-3 with a 6-1 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.  The Bulldogs swept all three doubles matches to win the doubles point in the victory. 

At No. 1 doubles, junior Calvin Bennett and freshman Marc Powers defeated Marco Jemrsic and Peter Skvara 8-5.  The doubles team of senior Connor Dawson and sophomore Joel Samaha rolled to an 8-3 win over Ibrahim Shams and Sven Sjoerds at No. 2 doubles.  Playing No. 3 doubles, freshman John Huang and freshman Daniel Hoffman won 8-3 over Andrew Denny and Domini Herny. 

The Bulldogs also won five of six singles matches in the victory.  At No. 1 singles, Powers cruised to a 6-1, 6-4 win over Herny.  Huang defeated Skvarka in straight sets 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.  Bennett pulled out a 6-2, 4-6, 2-1 (4) win at No. 3 singles over Sjoerds.  Playing No. 4 singles, Hoffman rolled to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Mark Herny.  At the No. 5 singles slot, Samaha battled to a 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Denny. 

Complete Results

Singles
1.     Marc Powers (Y) def. Dominic Herny (F), 6-1, 6-4
2.     John Huang (Y) def. Peter Skvarka (F), 6-1, 6-2
3.     Calvin Bennett (Y) def. Sven Sjoerds (F), 6-2, 4-6, 2-1 (4)
4.     Daniel Hoffman (Y) def. Mark Herny (F), 6-3, 6-2
5.     Joel Samaha (Y) def. Andrew Denny (F), 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
6.     Ted Segerfors (F) def. Matthew Schimmel (Y), 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10)

Doubles
1.     Bennett / Powers (Y) def. Jemersic / Skvarka (F), 8-5
2.     Connor Dawson / Samaha (Y) def. Shams / Sjoerds (F), 8-3
3.     Huang / Hoffman (Y) def. Denny / D. Herny (F), 8-3

Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10, Yale Sports Publicity