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No. 4 Bulldogs Open Yale Round Robin With 9-0 Victory Over No. 12 Bates

Todd Ruth.
Todd Ruth.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The No. 4 Yale men's squash team turned in a convincing 9-0 victory against No. 12 Bates on Friday night in the first of the team's three weekend matches at the Yale Round Robin at the Brady Squash Center.

The Bulldogs (6-0, 2-0 Ivy) swept the matches played at eight of the nine ladder positions in the process of defeating Bates (6-5).  Kenneth Chan, Todd Ruth, Aaron Fuchs and Richard Dodd earned 3-0 wins at the No. 1 through No. 4 positions.  The bottom of the ladder was equally strong, with Christopher Plimpton, John Fulham, Michael Maruca and Russell Feldman also delivering sweeps at No. 6 through No. 9.  After splitting the first two games of his match, No. 5 Ryan Dowd turned in two dominant games, winning 11-3 and 11-0, to seal his victory. 

Junior Michael Maruca, seeing his first match play of the 2009-2010 season, turned in a particularly dominant performance, dropping only seven total points in his 11-2, 11-2, 11-3 victory over Bates' Nicholas Kourides. 

The Bulldogs will play two matches tomorrow.  Action begins at 10:45 a.m. against Cornell and continues at 3:45 versus the Northeastern squad.  



Yale University Bates Winner's Score Winner
Chan,Kenneth Mahan,Kush 11-4,11-2,11-3 Yale University
Ruth,Todd Greenberg,Jordan 11-9,11-3,11-3 Yale University
Fuchs,Aaron Katz,William 11-7,11-6,11-5 Yale University
Dodd,Richard Cabot III,Walter 11-8,11-5,11-3 Yale University
Dowd,Ryan Echeverria,Nicholas 11-4,10-12,11-3,11-0 Yale University
Plimpton,Christopher Lee,Dae Ro 11-5,11-9,11-8 Yale University
Fulham,John Williams,Patrick 11-8,11-3,11-0 Yale University
Maruca,Michael Kourides,Nicholas 11-2,11-2,11-3 Yale University
Feldman,Russell Bedell,Eric 11-6,11-7,11-8 Yale University
Clayman,Samuel Keating,R. J. 11-9,4-11,11-4,11-3 Yale University



report filed by Alex Milvae '12, Yale Sports Publicity