Bulldogs Earn Victories On Road Over Penn, Franklin and Marshall

Christopher Plimpton.
Christopher Plimpton.

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
1S Froot,Mark Chan,Kenneth 11-13,9-11,11-6,11-2,11-8 Yale University
2S Greenberg,Danny Ruth,Todd 11-4,11-9,11-7 Yale University
3S Clark,James Fuchs,Aaron 11-8,11-6,11-6 Yale University
4S McGuinness,Trevor Roberts,John 10-12,12-10,11-7,9-11,11-6 Yale University
5S Drake,Porter Robinson,Hywel 6-11,11-7,11-1,11-4 Yale University
6S Nayak,Akhilesh Dodd,Richard 7-11,11-7,11-3,11-4 Yale University
7S Mohiuddin,Zuhaib Berner,Robert 11-5,11-6,10-12,10-12,11-6 Yale University
8S Thompson,Christopher Dowd,Ryan 11-5,11-6,11-9 Yale University
9S Russell,Brooks Plimpton,Christopher 11-5,11-2,11-3 Yale University
10S Hoffman,Alex Feldman,Russell 11-8,11-8,11-7

Yale University




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
3S Lopez Fuchs,Aaron 9-11,11-9,11-7,12-10 Yale University
4S Madraswala Roberts,John 11-7,11-6,11-6 Yale University
5S Aibara Robinson,Hywel 11-7,11-8,11-6 Yale University
6S Cunningham Dodd,Richard 11-4,12-10,11-3 Yale University
7S Lurio Berner,Robert 11-6,11-3,11-8 Yale University
8S Haack Dowd,Ryan 11-4,11-5,11-2 Yale University
9S Struse Plimpton,Christopher 11-0,11-2,11-2 Yale University
10S Nehrbas Clayman, Samuel 11-6,12-10,11-9 Yale University
11S More Feldman,Russell 11-3,11-2,11-1 Yale University
12S Cavanagh Aziz, Sharyar 11-7,11-4,11-7 Yale University


report filed by Alex Milvae '12, Yale Sports Publicity