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Trip to California Ends on High Note; Yale Beats San Francisco 5-2

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

Hoffman Goes 3-0 in Singles

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – 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.

Yale (8-5) won the doubles point for the fifth time in six matches, sweeping the three doubles matches. At No. 1, juniors Daniel Hoffman and Marc Powers improved to 8-2 in the spring with an 8-3 win. At No. 2, senior captain Erik Blumenkranz teamed with classmate Joel Samaha for an 8-5 win, evening their spring record at 4-4. At No. 3, sophomore Patrick Chase and junior John Huang rebounded nicely after their three-match winning streak was snapped with a loss at No. 10 Stanford Saturday. Their 8-2 win represented their biggest margin of victory yet this season.

Hoffman continued to shine in his home state with a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles. He went 3-0 on the trip, and is now riding a six-match winning streak. Huang and Blumenkranz won in straight sets at No. 3 and No. 4 respectively. Freshman Zachary Krumholz improved to 6-1 in the spring with a come-from-behind 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (4) win at No. 6.

San Francisco (2-8) got three-set wins at the No. 1 spot from No. 110-ranked Thai Tu and at the No. 5 spot from Bernardo Saraiva.

Yale is now off until Mar. 24, when the Bulldogs play in the Army Tournament.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity

Position  Univ. of San Francisco  Yale University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  #110 Thai Tu  #78 Marc Powers  Univ. of San Francisco  4-6, 7-6, 1-0 (3)
 #2 Singles  Germain Bahri  Daniel Hoffman  Yale University  6-4, 6-2
 #3 Singles  William Schumacher  John Huang  Yale University  6-1, 6-2
 #4 Singles  Richard Bucalem  Erik Blumenkranz  Yale University  6-3, 7-6
 #5 Singles  Bernardo Saraiva  Kyle Dawson  Univ. of San Francisco  6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (2)
 #6 Singles  Jacob Hartwig  Zach Krumholz  Yale University  4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (4)
 #1 Doubles  Jonathon Knowlman
 William Schumacher
 Daniel Hoffman
 Marc Powers
 Yale University  8-3
 #2 Doubles  Bernardo Saraiva
 Richard Bucalem
 Erik Blumenkranz
 Joel Samaha
 Yale University  8-5
 #3 Doubles  Germain Bahri
 Jacob Hartwig
 John Huang
 Patrick Chase
 Yale University  8-2