March 12, 2009
IRVINE, Calif. - Yale improved to 6-3 on the season with a 4-3 victory over UC Irvine in Irvine, Calif. Wednesday.
The Bulldogs won two of three doubles matches to win the doubles point. Playing No. 2 doubles, senior Jeff Dawson and freshman Erik Blumenkranz edged Zac Tsai and Jon Kazarian 9-8. At the No. 3 doubles spot, freshman Joel Samaha and junior Connor Dawson won 8-5 over Gautam Vaidyanathan and Steven Henderson.
Yale won matches at No. 3, 5 and 6 singles to secure the victory over UC Irvine. At No. 3 singles, Connor Dawson crised to a 6-4, 6-1 win over Khunpol Issara.
Both matches at No. 5 and No. 6 singles went three sets. At No. 5 singles, Samaha battled to a 4-6, 7-6, 7-5 win over Sam Gould. Blumenkranz pulled out a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Tsai at No. 6 singles.
No. 1 Steven Henderson (UCI) def. Jeff Dawson (YALE) 7-6, 6-1
No. 2 Wes Miller (UCI) def. Michael Caldwell (YALE) 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 Connor Dawson (YALE) def. Khunpol Issara (UCI) 6-4, 6-1
No. 4 Stephen Stege (UCI) def. Calvin Bennett (YALE) 5-7, 7-6, 6-3
No. 5 Joel Samaha (YALE) def. Sam Gould (UCI) 4-6, 7-6, 7-5
No. 6 Erik Blumenkranz (YALE) def. Zac Tsai (UCI) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
No. 1 Miller/Issara (UCI) def. Caldwell/Bennett (YALE) 8-6
No. 2 J. Dawson/Blumenkranz (YALE) def. Tsai/ Jon Kazarian (UCI) 9-8
No. 3 Samaha/C. Dawson (YALE) def. Gautam Vaidyanathan / Henderson (UCI) 8-5
Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity