February 20, 2011

Bulldogs Fall to St. John's

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Coming off a 4-3 loss against No. 59 Binghamton in the first round of the ECAC Men's Tournament on Saturday, the Bulldogs (2-5) lost 5-2 to St. John's on Sunday morning.

The Bulldogs' two victories of the day came at No. 1 and No. 2 singles. Sophomore Marc Powers won a two set match (6-4, 6-3) at the No. 1 spot. Classmate Daniel Hoffman won his match in a 10-7 tie-breaker, overcoming a first-set deficit for the win (4-6, 6-4, 10-7). At No. 6 singles, senior captain Calvin Bennett came back to win the second set after a 6-1 loss in the first. However, Bennett came up just short, losing in a close third set (6-1, 4-6, 6-3).

At No. 2 doubles, Hoffman and junior Erik Blumenkranz won by an 8-3 margin.

The Bulldogs will host Stony Brook, Fairleigh Dickinson and Marist on Saturday.

report by Courtney Kaplan '13, Yale Sports Publicity

Singles
No. 1: Powers, Yale def. Honig, St. John's University : 6-4, 6-3
No. 2: Hoffman, Yale def. Lampa, St. John's University : 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7)
No. 3: Kallen, St. John's University def. Samaha, Yale: 6-2, 6-4
No. 4: Najfeld, St. John's University def. Blumenkranz, Yale: 6-4, 7-6
No. 5: Cerny, St. John's University def. Abergel, Yale: 6-3, 7-5
No. 6: Koran, St. John's University def. Bennett, Yale: 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Doubles
No. 1 Honig/Najfeld, St. John's University def. Powers/Samaha: 8-6
No. 2 Hoffman/Blumenkranz , Yale def. Kallen/Koran, St. John's University: 8-3
No. 3 Cerny/Lampa, St. John's University def. Bennett/Abergel, Yale: 8-2