Yale Defeats St. John’s 4-3

Erik Blumenkranz. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Erik Blumenkranz. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale improved to 11-5 on the season with a 4-3 victory over St. John’s Saturday at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. 

The Bulldogs won two of three doubles matches to claim the doubles point in the victory.  At No. 1 doubles, the doubles team of sophomore Erik Blumenkranz and sophomore Joel Samaha cruised to an 8-2 win over Asaf Honig and Derek Wallensteen.  Playing No. 3 doubles, freshman John Huang and freshman Daniel Hoffman pulled out an 8-5 win over Milo Hauk and Michael Lampa. 

Yale also won three singles matches in the victory.  At No. 1 singles, freshman Marc Powers cruised to a straight set 6-0, 6-2 win over Pavel Cerny.  Huang handled Hauk in straight sets 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. 

Blumenkranz clinched the victory for the Bulldogs in an exciting three set match at No. 6 singles.    After winning the first set 6-2, Blumenkranz dropped the second 7-5.  The sophomore then battled to a 7-5 third set victory to clinch the win for the Bulldogs. 

Yale takes on No. 74 Binghamton Sunday at home.


1.  Marc Powers (Y) def. Pavel Cerny (S), 6-0, 6-2
2.  John Huang (Y) def. Milo Hauk (S), 6-4, 6-1
3.  Asaf Honig (S) def. Calvin Bennett (Y), 6-7, 6-4, 2-2 (3)
4.  Michael Lampa (S) def. Daniel Hoffman (Y), 6-1, 6-4
5.  Stefan Bojic (S) def. Connor Dawson (Y), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
6.  Erik Blumenkranz (Y) def. Martin Kosut (S), 6-2, 5-7, 7-5

1.  Blumenkranz / Joel Samaha (Y) def. Honig / Wallensteen (S), 8-2
2.  Kosut / Cerny (S) def. Bennett / Powers (Y), 8-6
3.  Huang / Hoffman (Y) def. Hauk / Lampa (S), 8-5 

Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10, Yale Sports Publicity