Yale Falls to No. 65 Harvard

Yale Falls to No. 65 Harvard

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale men's tennis team lost to the No. 65 Harvard Crimson (14-9) on Friday outdoors at Yale by a 5-2 score. Harvard improves to 3-2 in the Ivy league, while Yale drops to 1-4 (9-11 overall). 

The Crimson started off the match with the lead, capturing the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3.

Sophomore John Huang (4-1 Ivy) played No. 1 singles for his second consecutive match. Huang played Harvard junior Jonathan Pearlman, and came close to forcing the match to three sets with a long second set (7-5) after dropping the first set 6-1. Pearlman, who transferred from Brown this year, has consistently played No. 1 singles for the Crimson.

Yale's two points came from two sophomores; Marc Powers and Daniel Hoffman won their singles matches at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

The closest and toughest match of the day was played at No. 4 between Bulldog junior Erik Blumenkranz and Crimson junior Alistair Felton (7-6, 7-6). Felton edged out Blumenkranz for the win, but each point was long and hard fought, going to many deuces.

Yale will play the Dartmouth Big Green in Hanover on Sunday at 2p.m.

Report by Courtney Kaplan '13, Yale Sports Publicity 


 Position  Yale University  Harvard University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  John Huang  Jonathan Pearlman  Harvard University  6-1, 7-5
 #2 Singles  Marc Powers  Aba Omodele-Lucien  Yale University  6-3, 6-3
 #3 Singles  Daniel Hoffman  Casey MacMaster  Yale University  7-6, 6-3
 #4 Singles  Erik Blumenkranz  Alistair Felton  Harvard University  7-6, 7-6
 #5 Singles  Joel Samaha  Andy Nguyen  Harvard University  6-3, 6-4
 #6 Singles  Jordan Abergel  Joshua Tchan  Harvard University  6-3, 6-2
 #1 Doubles  Daniel Hoffman 
 Marc Powers
 Aba Omodele-Lucien 
 Casey MacMaster
 Yale University  9-8
 #2 Doubles  Erik Blumenkranz 
 Joel Samaha
 Jonathan Pearlman 
 Joshua Tchan
 Harvard University  8-5
 #3 Doubles  Calvin Bennett 
 John Huang
 Alistair Felton 
 Andy Nguyen
 Harvard University  8-3