Perfect Weekend at Army Tournament for Yale

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

Bulldogs Go 3-0

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's tennis team finished with a 3-0 record at the Army Tournament over the weekend, following up Saturday's 7-0 victory over St. Bonaventure by finishing off Binghamton 5-2 and then beating Army 7-0 on Sunday.

The match with Binghamton was split over two days, as the Bulldogs won four of six singles matches on Saturday. A 2-1 win in doubles on Sunday morning at Lichtenberg Tennis Center made the final score 5-2 Yale.

The Bulldogs then notched their second 7-0 sweep of the weekend, beating host Army Sunday afternoon. Yale won doubles 2-1 again, improving to 8-1 in doubles points in the last nine matches. The Bulldogs' No. 1 doubles team of juniors Daniel Hoffman and Marc Powers went 3-0 for the weekend, outscoring their opponents 24-10. They are 11-2 overall. Yale also went 3-0 at No. 3 doubles behind sophomore Patrick Chase and junior John Huang, who have won seven of their last eight matches.

Yale (11-5) had four players go 3-0 in singles, including one (Huang) who did not drop a set all weekend. Hoffman, sophomore Kyle Dawson and freshman Zachary Krumholz were pushed to a third set just once each as they went 3-0. Dawson had to rally for a 0-6, 7-6, 6-3 win at No. 5 vs. Binghamton.

Hoffman has now won nine in a row, and Sunday's 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 win at No. 3 vs. Army's Alex Holland represented the first time since Feb. 19 that Hoffman had to play a third set. Krumholz is now 9-1, including seven straight wins when playing at the No. 6 spot.

Yale hosts St. John's Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., the Bulldogs' final non-league match of the regular season.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity


Position  Yale University  Binghamton University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  #92 Marc Powers  Alexandre Haggai  Binghamton University  6-4, 0-6, 6-0
 #2 Singles  Daniel Hoffman  Ruben Devos  Yale University  7-6, 6-3
 #3 Singles  John Huang  Robin Lesage  Yale University  7-5, 6-1
 #4 Singles  Erik Blumenkranz  Ismael Dinia  Binghamton University  3-6, 7-6, 6-3
 #5 Singles  Kyle Dawson  Ruben Haggai  Yale University  0-6, 7-6, 6-3
 #6 Singles  Zach Krumholz  Rafael Rodrigues  Yale University  6-2, 6-2
 #1 Doubles  Daniel Hoffman
 Marc Powers
 Bastian Bornkessel
 Ruben Devos
 Yale University  8-6
 #2 Doubles  Erik Blumenkranz
 Joel Samaha
 Ismael Dinia
 Alexandre Haggai
 Binghamton University  8-3
 #3 Doubles  John Huang
 Patrick Chase
 Robin Lesage
 Florian van Kann
 Yale University  8-2


Position  Yale University  U.S. Military Academy  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  #92 Marc Powers  Asika Isoh  Yale University  6-4, 6-3
 #2 Singles  John Huang  Alex Van Velzer  Yale University  6-2, 6-2
 #3 Singles  Daniel Hoffman  Alex Holland  Yale University  6-4, 4-6, 6-2
 #4 Singles  Erik Blumenkranz  Henry Jang-Milsten  Yale University  6-3, 6-4
 #5 Singles  Kyle Dawson  Peter Sienko  Yale University  7-6, 6-4
 #6 Singles  Zach Krumholz  Rashad Shelton  Yale University  6-2, 3-6, 6-3
 #1 Doubles  Daniel Hoffman
 Marc Powers
 Asika Isoh
 Henry Jang-Milsten
 Yale University  8-4
 #2 Doubles  Erik Blumenkranz
 Joel Samaha
 Alex Van Velzer
 Peter Sienko
 U.S. Military Academy  8-5
 #3 Doubles  John Huang
 Patrick Chase
 Alex Holland
 Rommel Verano
 Yale University  8-5