Talented Junior Elected by Teammates
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's tennis team gathered Wednesday night to elect its captain for the 2014-15 season. Members of the squad elected junior Zachary Krumholz to lead them next year. Krumholz, who hails from Palm Beach, Fla., has proven a versatile player for the Elis, and has contributed both in singles and doubles during his Yale career.
"I have a tremendous amount of respect and trust for every member of the team so to be elected as captain makes me feel truly honored and humbled," Krumholz said. "I've always enjoyed tennis, but being a part of this team has taken my love for the sport to another level. I feel really lucky to be captain and I can't wait to spend another year competing along with my teammates."
Krumholz came to Yale after having a successful high school and junior tennis career. In his rookie season, he immediately earned a spot on Yale's singles lineup, and also had his fair share of doubles success, particularly in the fall portion of the season. In his sophomore year, he became a mainstay on the singles lineup and distinguished himself as a hardworking and passionate competitor.
This past season, Krumholz played in most of Yale's spring matches and notched eight singles wins. His victories came against some of the Bulldogs' toughest opponents, such as No. 70 St. John's, No. 67 Central Florida, No. 60 Princeton and No. 58 Cornell. In the fall season, Krumholz went undefeated at the Army Shootout and then finished as the singles runner-up at the 2013 Connecticut State Championships.
When asked about his outlook for the team next season, Krumholz was optimistic.
"Our team has a tremendous amount of talent and a strong sense of camaraderie so I believe that with the right leadership we have what it takes to win the Ivy League Title. This is setting the bar high, but I think that given our talent coming in next year and the amount that everyone has improved this season, we really can do it."
He added, "Kyle Dawson has done a great job leading the team this year and has really emphasized the point of competing and working as hard as possible. As captain, I will continue with that attitude and work my hardest along with my fellow classmates to push the team to perform at our highest level so that we can achieve our goals."
Krumholz is an economics major in Berkeley College and a three-year varsity letterman.
Report by Robert Batista '15, Yale Sports Publicity