Bulldogs Finish Princeton-Farnsworth Tournament, Powers and Hoffman Win Doubles Draw

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Marc Powers. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Yale men's tennis team finished the Princeton-Farnsworth Invitational in style on Sunday afternoon, bringing home two awards in the top draw of the tournament. Junior Marc Powers started off his season with two excellent results by winning the finals of the "A" doubles draw and placing second in the "A" singles draw in the same afternoon.

The No. 1 seeded pair of Powers and classmate Daniel Hoffman won the finals of the "A" Doubles draw. After tying the pro-set at 7-7, Powers and Hoffman won by 2 to secure the win (9-7), which marked their closest match of the tournament. Powers lost in the finals of the "A" singles draw against St. John's Vasco Mladenov 6-4, 6-1 to place second. Hoffman, who lost to Columbia's Haig Schneiderman in the quarterfinals on Friday, came back to win his match in the consolation draw of the "A" singles bracket.

In a testament to the Bulldogs resilience, two other doubles teams won the consolation draws in their respective brackets. Freshmen Daniel Faierman and Zachary Krumholz won in the finals of the "B" doubles draw against Penn State's Cohen and Hassen. Sophomores Patrick Chase and Kyle Dawson defeated Binghampton's Rodrigues/Haggai pair (9-8, (3)) to win the finals of the "C" doubles consolation draw.

On Friday, the Bulldogs will again take to the road to compete in the USTA Invitational in Flushing, N.Y.

Report issued by Courtney Kaplan '13, Yale Sports Publicity