2011-12 Yale Men's Tennis News

  • Elis Named ITA All-Academic Team for Record 17th Straight Year
    July 22, 2012
    Elis Named ITA All-Academic Team for Record 17th Straight Year The Yale men’s tennis team has once again been honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as an All-Academic Team. In addition, an impressive 10 members of the Bulldogs’ squad have been named ITA Scholar-Athletes for 2011-12.
  • Yale No. 8 in Final ITA Northeast Region Rankings
    June 21, 2012
    Yale No. 8 in Final ITA Northeast Region Rankings The Yale men’s tennis team finished the season ranked No. 8 in the ITA’s Northeast Region rankings, improving on last year’s final ranking by one spot. Yale also had three players ranked in the regional top 13 in singles -- more than any other Ivy League team -- plus the No. 3 doubles team in the region.
  • Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
    June 20, 2012
    Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011-12 Academic All-Ivy honors in its spring sports, and 10 Yale student athletes were recognized. The 10 men and women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each Ivy institution nominated five men and women from its eligible student-athletes.
  • Trio of Juniors Earn All-Ivy Honors
    May 03, 2012
    Trio of Juniors Earn All-Ivy Honors Three rising seniors on the Yale men’s tennis team gained recognition Thursday for their outstanding performance in conference play this season when the Ivy League announced its annual All-Ivy awards. Juniors Daniel Hoffman, John Huang and Marc Powers were all named to the First Team All-Ivy.
  • Daniel Hoffman Elected as 2012-13 Captain
    May 02, 2012
    Daniel Hoffman Elected as 2012-13 Captain The Yale men’s tennis team gathered Tuesday to elect its captain for the 2012-13 season, with the honor going to junior Daniel Hoffman (Atherton, Calif.). His election comes on the heels of a very successful individual season for the rising senior.
  • Quartet of Bulldogs Honored with Team Awards
    May 01, 2012
    Quartet of Bulldogs Honored with Team Awards The Yale men’s tennis team gathered Sunday night at its annual team awards banquet to honor those players who have displayed certain exceptional qualities during the 2011-12 season. The Bulldogs announced the winners of three team awards.
  • No. 58 Brown Drops Yale in Season Finale, 5-2
    April 28, 2012
    No. 58 Brown Drops Yale in Season Finale, 5-2 The Yale men’s tennis team battled hard but ultimately came up short in its final match of the season Saturday, falling to No. 58 Brown, 5-2. Playing at Brown, the Bulldogs managed to cap off a strong doubles season by winning the doubles point, but the Bears proved too strong in singles play and scored victories in five of the six positions.
  • Yale to Face No. 58 Brown in Season Finale
    April 25, 2012
    Yale to Face No. 58 Brown in Season Finale The Yale men’s tennis team will look to cap its winning season with an emphatic victory when it travels to play its season finale against No. 58 Brown on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Elis have not won a match since dramatically upsetting No. 42 Columbia, but they will have one more chance to snap their losing slide when they play Brown, a team currently tied with Yale at sixth place in the Ivy League standings.
  • No. 60 Dartmouth Upends No. 73 Yale, 5-2
    April 22, 2012
    No. 60 Dartmouth Upends No. 73 Yale, 5-2 The Yale men’s tennis team lost its final home match of the season Sunday, falling to No. 60 Dartmouth, 5-2. For the second straight match, No. 73 Yale narrowly lost the doubles point, while Dartmouth backed up its doubles performance with four wins in singles play.
  • No. 73 Yale Falls Short Against No. 24 Harvard, 5-2
    April 20, 2012
    No. 73 Yale Falls Short Against No. 24 Harvard, 5-2 The Yale men’s tennis team was unable to pull off an upset in the latest chapter of the Harvard-Yale rivalry as it lost to No. 24 Harvard 5-2 on Friday at the Beren Tennis Center. No. 73 Yale narrowly lost the doubles point, and the Crimson then stamped out any hopes of a Bulldog victory by swiftly winning three singles matches to clinch.
  • Important Weekend Ahead for No. 73 Yale
    April 19, 2012
    Important Weekend Ahead for No. 73 Yale The season is beginning to wind down for the Yale men’s tennis team, but the Bulldogs are about to enter their most important and difficult Ivy League stretch. After a weekend that saw No. 73 Yale take out No. 45 Columbia but then fall to Cornell the next day, the team will look to get its first back-to-back wins of the Ivy League season this upcoming weekend against two ranked opponents. The Elis travel to play No. 24 Harvard at 2 p.m. on Friday and then play their final home match of the season against No. 60 Dartmouth at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Cornell Rallies to Beat Yale, 4-3
    April 15, 2012
    Cornell Rallies to Beat Yale, 4-3 The Yale men’s tennis team was unable to make it a perfect weekend at home as they came up short against Cornell on Sunday in another match that lasted nearly five hours. The Bulldogs managed to sweep the doubles matches, but the Big Red came back to win four singles matches to take its first Ivy League victory this season, 4-3.
  • Yale Upsets No. 37 Columbia in Dramatic Fashion
    April 14, 2012
    Yale Upsets No. 37 Columbia in Dramatic Fashion The Yale men’s tennis team pulled off an upset against No. 37 Columbia playing at home on Saturday afternoon in an intense match that lasted nearly five hours. The Bulldogs saw their seven-match doubles point winning streak come to an end, but posted four singles wins to break Columbia’s 12-match winning streak by a final score of 4-3.
  • Yale to Face No. 37 Columbia, Cornell at Home
    April 12, 2012
    Yale to Face No. 37 Columbia, Cornell at Home After a weekend on the road with mixed results, the Yale men’s tennis team hopes to put in a strong performance at home this upcoming weekend in its next two Ivy League matches. The Bulldogs bring a 5-1 home record into their match against No. 37 Columbia on Saturday at 2 p.m. Yale then plays Cornell on Sunday at the same time.
  • Princeton Narrowly Overcomes Yale, 4-3
    April 08, 2012
    Princeton Narrowly Overcomes Yale, 4-3 On the heels of an exciting win over Penn on Saturday to start the Ivy League season, the Yale men’s tennis team was unable to upend Princeton Sunday afternoon at the Lenz Tennis Center. Though the Bulldogs secured the doubles point, the Tigers’ strong singles performance gave them the overall 4-3 victory.
  • Yale Victorious Over Penn in Ivy Opener, 5-2
    April 07, 2012
    Yale Victorious Over Penn in Ivy Opener, 5-2 The Yale men’s tennis team got its Ivy League season off to the best possible start Saturday afternoon as they defeated Penn 5-2 at the Hamlin Tennis Center. The match was a close affair, but the Bulldogs were able to back up their doubles point with wins in the top four singles spots.
  • Yale Begins Ivy League Play on the Road
    April 04, 2012
    Yale Begins Ivy League Play on the Road After nearly pulling off an upset against No. 58 St. John’s at home on Saturday, the Yale men’s tennis team hits the road to play its opening two matches of the Ivy League season this upcoming weekend. The Bulldogs will look to build on their recent success in away matches when they play at Penn at 2 p.m. on Saturday and then at Princeton at the same time on Sunday.
  • No. 58 St. John’s Ends Yale’s Winning Streak, 4-3
    March 31, 2012
    No. 58 St. John’s Ends Yale’s Winning Streak, 4-3 In its last match before the start of the Ivy League season, the Yale men’s tennis team nearly pulled off an upset against No. 58 St. John's Saturday afternoon at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The match came down to the No. 2 singles spot, where a three-set victory gave St. John's a 4-3 win.
  • Bulldogs Return to Cullman-Heyman on Four-Match Winning Streak
    March 30, 2012
    Bulldogs Return to Cullman-Heyman on Four-Match Winning Streak Six days after storming to a 3-0 record at the Army Tournament, the Yale men’s tennis team hosts No. 58 St. John’s at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Yale will look to extend its undefeated record at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center (5-0) as it plays its last non-league match of the regular season before Ivy League play commences a week from this Saturday.
  • Perfect Weekend at Army Tournament for Yale
    March 25, 2012
    Perfect Weekend at Army Tournament for Yale The Yale men’s tennis team finished with a 3-0 record at the Army Tournament over the weekend, following up Saturday’s 7-0 victory over St. Bonaventure by finishing off Binghamton 5-2 and then beating Army 7-0 on Sunday.
  • Decisive Sweep of St. Bonaventure for Yale at Army Tourney
    March 24, 2012
    Decisive Sweep of St. Bonaventure for Yale at Army Tourney The Yale men’s tennis team opened play at the Army Tournament Saturday afternoon outdoors at the Malek Tennis Center with a decisive 7-0 sweep of St. Bonaventure. The Bulldogs swept doubles and won every singles match in straight sets.
  • Trio of Opponents for Yale at West Point
    March 23, 2012
    Trio of Opponents for Yale at West Point After a weekend off following a three-match swing through California, the Yale men’s tennis team returns to the courts this weekend at Army, playing the Golden Knights along with Binghamton and St. Bonaventure.
  • Trip to California Ends on High Note; Yale Beats San Francisco 5-2
    March 12, 2012
    Trip to California Ends on High Note; Yale Beats San Francisco 5-2 The Yale men’s tennis team ended its three-match trip to California on a high note Monday morning, winning 5-2 at San Francisco. The Bulldogs have now won four of their last six matches.
  • No. 10 Stanford Beats Yale 5-2
    March 10, 2012
    No. 10 Stanford Beats Yale 5-2 No. 10 Stanford swept doubles and won four of six singles matches to beat the Yale men’s tennis team 5-2 Saturday afternoon at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
  • Upset Bid at No. 29 Santa Clara Falls Short, 4-3
    March 08, 2012
    Upset Bid at No. 29 Santa Clara Falls Short, 4-3 The Santa Clara men’s tennis team just reached an all-time high in the ITA rankings at No. 29 earlier this week, but the Yale Bulldogs nearly shortened that celebration Thursday afternoon at Degheri Tennis Center. After taking the doubles point 2-1, Yale pushed the Broncos to the limit with two wins in the top three singles spots, but ultimately Santa Clara avoided the upset with a 4-3 win.
  • Trip to Golden State Includes Three Matches
    March 07, 2012
    Trip to Golden State Includes Three Matches With a three-match winning streak from the Yale Round Robin at Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center last weekend, the Yale men’s tennis team now heads west for Spring Break. The Bulldogs play three matches on the Left Coast, starting Thursday with a visit to No. 29 Santa Clara. Yale also plays at No. 10 Stanford on Saturday and at San Francisco on Monday.
  • Weekend Sweep at Round Robin for Yale
    March 04, 2012
    Weekend Sweep at Round Robin for Yale The Yale men’s tennis team finished off a 3-0 weekend at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center in the Yale Round Robin Sunday, completing a 6-1 win over Marist in a match that started Saturday and then beating Stony Brook by the same score. Yale wound up winning all three matches in the tournament by the same score, as the Bulldogs opened play on Saturday with a 6-1 win over Fairleigh Dickinson.
  • Round Robin Begins with 6-1 Win Over FDU
    March 03, 2012
    Round Robin Begins with 6-1 Win Over FDU The Yale men’s tennis team returned home to Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center Saturday and snapped a three-match losing streak with a 6-1 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson in the opening match. Play continues Saturday afternoon with Yale hosting Marist, a match that will be completed Sunday morning.
  • Round Robin Brings Three Opponents to Cullman-Heyman
    February 27, 2012
    Round Robin Brings Three Opponents to Cullman-Heyman After a weekend off following the ECAC Indoor Championship tournament, the Yale men’s tennis team returns to action with a busy schedule this coming weekend. The Bulldogs will play three matches in two days, starting with a pair on the first day. Yale opens the weekend against Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday morning, then hosts Marist later in the day. The Round Robin concludes with a match vs. Stony Brook on Sunday morning.
  • Dorato Honored with USTA New England’s Joseph Deitz Bowl
    February 26, 2012
    Dorato Honored with USTA New England’s Joseph Deitz Bowl Alex Dorato, Yale’s Cary Leeds Coach of Men’s Tennis, has been selected as the winner of the 2011 USTA New England Joseph Deitz Bowl. The Deitz Bowl is given annually by USPTA-New England to the professional who has done the most for New England tennis. Dorato -- who recently became Yale’s all-time leader in coaching wins -- will be presented with the award at USTA New England's Annual Awards Luncheon on Saturday, Mar. 3.
  • Columbia Edges Yale 3-2 on Final Day of ECAC Indoor Championship
    February 19, 2012
    Columbia Edges Yale 3-2 on Final Day of ECAC Indoor Championship The final day of competition for the Yale men’s tennis team at the ECAC Indoor Championship saw the Bulldogs come up just short of victory in the 7th/8th place match vs. Columbia. Straight-set wins in singles by senior captain Erik Blumenkranz and sophomore Kyle Dawson put the Bulldogs just one point away from victory in the match’s 4/1 format (four singles matches, then one doubles match). But Columbia won the top two singles spots in three sets, then won the doubles point 8-4 to hand Yale a 3-2 loss.
  • No. 70 Princeton Tops Yale 4-1 in ECAC Indoor Tournament
    February 18, 2012
    No. 70 Princeton Tops Yale 4-1 in ECAC Indoor Tournament Yale once again found itself facing off against an Ancient Eight rival at the ECAC Indoor Championship Saturday afternoon at Dartmouth’s Boss Tennis Center. The Bulldogs had a late night Friday, falling to No. 60 Harvard in the last of four matches of the day. That put them up against Princeton, the No. 4 seed, on Saturday afternoon, as the No. 70-ranked Tigers had lost to host Dartmouth on Friday. Yale was unable to turn things around in the short time span, falling to the Tigers by the identical score that they fell to the Crimson -- 4-1.
  • No. 60 Harvard Tops Yale 4-1 in First Round of ECACs
    February 17, 2012
    No. 60 Harvard Tops Yale 4-1 in First Round of ECACs A long day ended in defeat for the Yale men’s tennis team Friday at Dartmouth’s Boss Tennis Center in the first round of the ECAC Indoor Championship. Facing No. 60 Harvard in the last of four matches of the day, the Bulldogs had to wait roughly two hours past the scheduled 6 p.m. start time as the other matches dragged on. They then battled through a grueling doubles point that went Harvard’s way thanks to a 9-8 win at No. 2 and an 8-6 win at No. 3. After all that, the Crimson claimed three singles matches to finish off the 4-1 win.
  • ECAC Championship Starts Friday; Bulldogs Open vs. No. 60 Harvard
    February 16, 2012
    ECAC Championship Starts Friday; Bulldogs Open vs. No. 60 Harvard Off to its best start in 11 years at 4-0, the Yale men’s tennis team takes aim at an ECAC Indoor Championship this weekend at Dartmouth’s Boss Tennis Center. The Bulldogs are the No. 8 seed, which pits them against their ancient rival Harvard -- the top seed -- in the opening round Friday at 6 p.m.
  • Win at ODU Puts Elis at 4-0; Best Start Since 2001
    February 05, 2012
    Win at ODU Puts Elis at 4-0; Best Start Since 2001 A 5-2 win at Old Dominion Sunday morning moved the Yale men’s tennis team to 4-0 for the spring season, the Bulldogs’ best start since 2001. After winning the doubles point 2-1, Yale got four wins in singles, including three in straight sets.
  • Sweep of Top Three Singles Matches Keys 5-2 Win at W&M
    February 04, 2012
    Sweep of Top Three Singles Matches Keys 5-2 Win at W&M The Yale men’s tennis team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 5-2 win at William & Mary Saturday morning. After taking the doubles point, the Bulldogs won four of six singles matches -- including the top three -- in straight sets.
  • Elis Head South Looking to Continue Winning Ways
    February 03, 2012
    Elis Head South Looking to Continue Winning Ways After opening the season with two wins in one day at Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center last Sunday, the Yale men’s tennis team heads south looking to continue its winning ways this weekend. The Bulldogs play a pair of matches in Virginia, visiting William & Mary Saturday and Old Dominion Sunday.
  • Elis Start Season with Sweep of Local Rivals
    January 29, 2012
    Elis Start Season with Sweep of Local Rivals After nearly three months without any official matches, the Yale men’s tennis team returned to the courts on Sunday with a busy schedule. The Bulldogs started their spring season with two matches in one day, as local rivals Sacred Heart and Quinnipiac paid visits to the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The extra workload was no trouble for the Elis, as they swept both of their opponents 7-0.
  • Bulldogs Open 2012 With SHU, QU
    January 27, 2012
    Bulldogs Open 2012 With SHU, QU The spring portion of the Yale men’s tennis team’s season begins this Sunday with the Bulldogs hosting a pair of local rivals, Sacred Heart and Quinnipiac, at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The Bulldogs play the Pioneers at 11 a.m. and the Bobcats at 3:30 p.m.
  • Hoffman Wins CT State Championships; Huang and Samaha Win Doubles
    October 31, 2011
    Hoffman Wins CT State Championships; Huang and Samaha Win Doubles Junior Daniel Hoffman won the final of the Connecticut State Championships after defeating fellow Bulldog freshman Kyle Dawson (3-6, 6-0, 10-2). Hoffman and Dawson advanced to the finals from an all Yale semifinal: Hoffman bested Zachary Krumholz (6-4, 6-1), while Daweson defeated senior captain Erik Blumenkranz (7-6, 6-4). In doubles, junior John Huang and senior Erik Samaha defeated Fairfield’s duo of Sauter and Ziobinsky (8-3).
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