No. 2 Bulldogs Vie For Ivy Championship Against No. 5 Harvard

Sharyar Aziz.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The No. 2 Yale Bulldogs will host the No. 5 Harvard Crimson this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Brady Squash Center, where a Bulldog victory would clinch sole possession of the Ivy League title for the Yale squad.  For fans unable to attend the match this weekend, a live audio and video stream featuring the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 players will be available via Yale All-Access at yalebulldogs.com.

Yale (11-1, 5-0 Ivy) will look to continue its strong play of late, which includes three consecutive victories.  Harvard (6-3, 4-1 Ivy) is coming off of a 7-2 loss to No. 4 Princeton on Feb. 7.  With earlier defeats at the hands of No. 3 Rochester and No. 1 Trinity, all three of Harvard's losses this season have come against teams ranked in the top four of the national standings.

Yale, currently the only undefeated team in the Ivy League, will clinch sole possession of the league title with a victory on Saturday.  However, Harvard will have just as much to gain.  A Crimson victory would create a three-way tie for the Ivy title between Yale, Harvard and Princeton, all with 5-1 records in conference. 

This Saturday's match will be of special significance to Yale's five senior squash players.  Sharyar Aziz, Russell Feldman, Aaron Fuchs, Christopher Reid and Todd Ruth will be part of their final regular-season collegiate squash match this weekend.  For these seniors, there would be no better way to end their Ivy careers than with a league championship and a hot streak of play leading into the CSA Team Championships.

report filed by Alex Milvae '12, Yale Sports Publicity