No. 74 Bulldogs Defeat Brown 6-1

Marc Powers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – No. 74 Yale wrapped up its regular season with a 6-1 victory over Brown Saturday at Brown University.  The Bulldogs concluded the season with a 16-8 overall record and a 5-2 record in the Ivy League.  Yale's 5-2 Ivy League record was good for a second place Ivy League finish.

The Elis began the day by winning the doubles point.  At No. 1 doubles, the doubles team of freshman Marc Powers and sophomore Erik Blumenkranz won 8-6 over Kendrick Au and Tom Deighton.  The duo of senior captain Connor Dawson and junior Calvin Bennett defeated Tim Klanke and Mike Hill 8-5. 

Yale won five of six singles matches as well.  Powers wrapped up an incredible freshman year for the Bulldogs with another straight set victory.  Powers won 7-5, 6-3 over Skate Gorham to conclude his freshman year with a perfect 7-0 Ivy League record at No. 1 singles.

Freshman John Huang also concluded an impressive freshman year by rolling to a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Au at No. 2 singles.  Playing No. 4 singles, freshman Daniel Hoffman won 7-6, 6-1 over Hill. 

Dawson, a four-year starter for the Bulldogs who overcame several injuries this season, concluded his Yale career with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Klanke at No. 5 singles. 

At the No. 6 singles slot, Blumenkranz battled to a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win over Charlie Posner. 

Complete Results

Singles
1.  Marc Powers (Y) def. Skate Gorham (B), 7-5, 6-3
2.  John Huang (Y) def. Kendrick Au (B), 6-2, 6-4
3.  Tom Deighton (B) def. Calvin Bennett (Y), 6-1, 6-2
4.  Daniel Hoffman (Y) def. Mike Hill (B), 7-6, 6-1
5.  Connor Dawson (Y) def. Tim Klanke (B), 7-5, 6-1
6.  Erik Blumenkranz (Y) def. Charlie Posner (B), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Doubles
1.  Powers / Blumenkranz (Y) def. Au / Deighton (B), 8-6
2.  Dawson / Bennett (Y) def. Klanke / Hill (B), 8-5
3.  Hoffman/ Jordan Abergel (Y) def. Posner / Gerham (B), 8-3

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity