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) Buy Now
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 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), 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