NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale started the day with a 9-0 victory in Philadelphia against the University of Pennsylvania before traveling west to Lancaster, Pa., where the Bulldogs defeated the Diplomats 9-0.
The Bulldogs (3-0, 1-0 Ivy) played a solid match against the Penn (1-3, 0-2 Ivy), a team that has now lost three of four games to open the season. Yale earned 3-0 victories from Todd Ruth and Aaron Fuchs at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions, as well as from the No. 8 and No. 9 positions, represented by Ryan Dowd and Christopher Plimpton. No. 1 Kenneth Chan pulled out a 3-2 victory after dropping his first two games to Penn's Mark Froot.
In the evening match, the Bulldogs controlled the Diplomats, dropping only two total games as a team. Junior Christopher Plimpton carried over his success from the Penn match, winning at the No. 9 position against Frederick Struse 11-0, 11-2, 11-2.
The Bulldogs will try to carry their current momentum into the New Year, when they next return to action on Jan. 9 at home against Dartmouth. Yale looks to have a very strong team this season, and continued success could set up a monumental battle on Jan. 20 at the Brady Squash Center against perennial squash superpower Trinity.
|U Penn||Yale University||Winner's Score||Winner|
|F&M||Yale University||Winner's Score||Winner|
|1S||Gabriel de Melo||Chan,Kenneth||12-10,11-7,5-11,11-7||Yale University|
|2S||Guillamo de Melo||Ruth,Todd||11-3,12-10,16-14||Yale University|
|10S||Nehrbas||Clayman, Samuel||11-6,12-10,11-9||Yale University|
|12S||Cavanagh||Aziz, Sharyar||11-7,11-4,11-7||Yale University|
report filed by Alex Milvae '12, Yale Sports Publicity