Erik Blumenkranz
Erik Blumenkranz
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Portola Valley, Calif.
High School: Sacred Heart Preparatory School

2011-12 Season (Senior): Team Captain … ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Highlight of fall season was reaching the semifinals of the Connecticut State Championship in singles … Played twelve doubles matches in the fall … Posted a 13-10 doubles record in the spring … Went 4-3 in doubles during the Ivy League season alongside classmate Joel Samaha at the No. 3 position … Played mostly at No. 4 singles in the spring. 

 

 

2010-11 Season (Junior): ITA Scholar-Athlete … Finished the fall with a 6-4 singles record… Highlight of the fall season was winning the USTA Billy Jean King National Tennis Center Men’s College Invitational singles draw… Played nine doubles matches in the fall... Played No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles in the spring... 

 

 

2009-10 Season (Sophomore): ITA Scholar-Athlete … Second team All-Ivy League in doubles with Joel Samaha … Finished with a 16-13 singles record, 8-4 in the fall and 8-9 in the spring at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 positions … Highlight of the fall was reaching the semifinals in singles at the Yale Invitational and the finals in the Connecticut State Championships… Went 22-11 in doubles, 7-2 in the fall and 15-9 in the spring at No. 1 and No. 2 positions.

 

2008-09 Season (Freshman): ITA Scholar-Athlete … Finished with a 16-19 singles record, 5-8 in the fall and 11-11 in the spring at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 position … Finished with a 17-12 doubles record, 8-6 in the fall and 9-6 in the spring at No. 2 and No. 3 positions … Reached the semifinals at the Connecticut State Championships in doubles with teammate Jordan Abergel.

 

Before Yale: Made a major breakthrough on the national junior tennis scene in the summer of 2008 … In June 2008, playing in the 16 & Under division of the Northern California Sectional Championships, was unseeded and reached the finals in singles before losing in three sets … Won the doubles championships in the 16 & Under division of the Northern California Sectional Championships … Also won the 16 & Under division of the Northern California Sectional Championships Sportsmanship Award … Followed that up in July 2008 with another solid performance at the Super National Claycourt Championships, knocking  off two seeded players … Topped off summer 2008 run in August at the Super National Hardcourt Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich., again defeating two seeded players before succumbing in three sets to the country's No. 1 16 & Under player.


Singles:

 #1#2#3#4#5#6Dual Match TotalIVYOverall
2011-12  1-16-12  7-132-512-19
2010-11 0-1 6-111-1 7-132-513-17
2009-10   1-21-36-48-93-316-13
2008-09   0-14-37-711-113-417-19
Total 0-11-113-266-713-1133-4610-1758-68

 

Doubles:

 #1#2#3Dual Match TotalIVYOverall
2011-121-07-65-413-104-318-17
2010-112-09-42-413-183-415-15
2009-1013-81-0
 14-85-2
21-11
2008-09 4-4
5-2
9-61-218-12
Total 16-821-14
12-10
49-32
13-11
72-56