Tough Outing for Yale Seniors at ITA Men's All-American Championships

John Huang. (Photo by Robert Batista '15, Yale Sports Publicity)
John Huang. (Photo by Robert Batista '15, Yale Sports Publicity)

Hoffman and Huang Fall in Singles Qualifying

TULSA, Okla. – Two senior standouts on the Yale men's tennis team were in action at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Men's All-American Championships on Monday.  Competing at the University of Tulsa's Michael D. Case Tennis Center, senior captain Daniel Hoffman and classmate John Huang were looking to advance in the singles qualifying draw.  Both Bulldogs, however, were knocked out in their opening matches.

Hoffman, ranked No. 114 in the country, came up against No. 25 seed Rok Bonin of Minnesota in the first round of qualifying.  Bonin, the No. 87 player in the nation, managed to overcome Hoffman's steady play, winning 6-2, 6-3.  Huang, ranked No. 113 in singles, was defeated by Tennessee's Jarryd Chaplin, 6-4, 6-2. 

Hoffman and Huang are not making the trip home just yet, however, as they are still slated to take part in the doubles competition at the ITA All-American Championships.  Their campaign to qualify for the main doubles draw will begin on Tuesday. 

Singles Qualifying

(25) Rok Bonin (Minnesota) def. Daniel Hoffman (Yale), 6-2, 6-3
Jarryd Chaplin (Tennessee) def. John Huang (Yale), 6-4, 6-2

Report by Robert Batista '15, Yale Sports Publicity