October 18, 2011

Powers and Hoffman Still Alive in USTA Regionals

ITHACA, N.Y. - As the USTA Regional Tournament draws to a close on Tuesday, two Bulldogs remain in the draw: juniors Marc Powers and Daniel Hoffman. Powers will represent Yale in both singles and doubles. Powers won both of his matches in three-sets on Monday.

In the morning, Powers defeated Quoc-Daniel Nguyen (7-6(3); 2-6; 6-4). Next, Powers took on the Matija Pecotic, the No. 2 seed, whom he had never defeated before, and bested him as well (6-3; 3-6; 6-1). Powers will play No. 5 seeded St. John's Vasko Mladenov. When the two last met at the Princeton-Farnsworth Invitational three weeks ago, Mladenov edged out a win. In his past three years, Powers has always perfomed well at the Regional tournament: taking second place his freshman year and making it to the semifinals his sophomore year.

In doubles, Powers and Hoffman defeated Harvard twins Denis and Andy Nguyen.

Report issued by Courtney Kaplan '13, Yale Sports Publicity