Weekend Sweep at Round Robin for Yale

John Huang. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
John Huang. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Four Players Go 3-0 in Singles

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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.

Yale (7-3) is now 5-0 at home this season.

The Bulldogs went 8-1 overall in doubles at the Round Robin, with the only loss coming at the No. 1 doubles spot against Marist. Juniors Daniel Hoffman and Marc Powers combined to go 2-0 at No. 1. They are 6-1 in the spring and 15-4 overall.

Four Bulldogs went 3-0 in singles, three winning in straight sets. That group was led by junior John Huang, who had a pair of straight-set wins at No. 2 and another at No. 3. Hoffman also won in straight sets three times, twice at No. 3 and once at No. 2. Sophomore Kyle Dawson and senior Joel Samaha rounded out the 3-0 group.

Yale resumes play Thursday at Santa Clara, part of a three-match swing through California.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

 Position  Yale University  Fairleigh Dickinson University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  #78 Marc Powers  Ibrahim Shams  Yale University  6-4, 6-2
 #2 Singles  John Huang  Arvis Berzins  Yale University  7-5, 6-2
 #3 Singles  Daniel Hoffman  Yuri Gricheno  Yale University  6-1, 6-0
 #4 Singles  Erik Blumenkranz  Mark Hemy  Fairleigh Dickinson University  6-4,4-6, 1-0(6)
 #5 Singles  Kyle Dawson  Dominic Hemy  Yale University  6-2, 6-1
 #6 Singles  Joel Samaha  Peter Skvarka  Yale University  6-4, 6-2
 #1 Doubles  Daniel Hoffman
 Marc Powers
 Ibrahim Shams
 Marco Jemersic
 Yale University  8-5
 #2 Doubles  Erik Blumenkranz
 Joel Samaha
 Dominic Hemy
 Yuri Gricheno
 Yale University  8-4
 #3 Doubles  John Huang
 Patrick Chase
 Mark Hemy
 Peter Skvarka
 Yale University  8-5


Position  Yale University  Marist College  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  #78 Marc Powers  Joris Van Eck  Yale University  6-2, 6-3
 #2 Singles  Daniel Hoffman  Lorenzo Rossi  Yale University  6-1, 6-3
 #3 Singles  John Huang  Matt Himmelsbach  Yale University  6-1, 6-2
 #4 Singles  Erik Blumenkranz  Will Reznek  Marist College  7-6, 4-6, 1-0(8)
 #5 Singles  Kyle Dawson  Dalen Klassen  Yale University  6-1, 7-5
 #6 Singles  Joel Samaha  Joseph Dube  Yale University  6-4, 6-1
 #1 Doubles  Patrick Chase
 Zach Dean
 Billy Bishop
 Dalen Klassen
 Marist College  8-6
 #2 Doubles  Daniel Faierman
 Tommy Ratchford
 Matt Himmelsbach
 Joris Van Eck
 Yale University  8-3
 #3 Doubles  Erik Blumenkranz
 Matt Saiontz
 Lorenzo Rossi
 Will Reznek
 Yale University  8-5


Position  Yale University  Stony Brook University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  #78 Marc Powers  Nikita Fomin  Stony Brook University  6-3, 6-2
 #2 Singles  John Huang  Francis Bertrand  Yale University  6-4, 6-0
 #3 Singles  Daniel Hoffman  Stefan Ilic  Yale University  6-4, 6-4
 #4 Singles  Kyle Dawson  Max Sztabholz  Yale University  6-1, 6-2
 #5 Singles  Joel Samaha  Ryan Schmitz  Yale University  6-3, 2-6, 6-2
 #6 Singles  Zach Dean  Francesco Arciuli  Yale University  6-4, 6-4
 #1 Doubles  Daniel Hoffman
 Marc Powers
 Nikita Fomin
 Francis Bertrand
 Yale University  8-1
 #2 Doubles  Erik Blumenkranz
 Joel Samaha
 Max Sztabholz
 Stefan Ilic
 Yale University  8-5
 #3 Doubles  John Huang
 Patrick Chase
 Francesco Arciuli
 Ryan Schmitz
 Yale University  8-3