Fuchs, Robinson Eliminated In Pool Round Of Sixteen; Plimpton Advances To Molloy Semis

Christopher Plimpton.
Christopher Plimpton.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Both Aaron Fuchs and Hywel Robinson fell in the round of 16 in the Pool Division of the CSA Men's Individual Championships late Friday.  In the Molloy Division, Christopher Plimpton bested fellow Bulldog Robert Berner on Saturday night to advance to the tournament semifinals.

In Pool Division play, Trinity's Andres Vargas defeated senior Aaron Fuchs in three close games.  Freshman Hywel Robinson lost to Princeton's Kelly Shannon in a five-game battle after jumping out to an early 2-0 lead.

Three Bulldogs saw action in the Molloy Cup round of 16.  Sophomore Robert Berner advanced in a tough five-game contest, while junior Christopher Plimpton won in four games.  Junior Naishadh Lalwani was eliminated after falling in three games.  In the Molloy quarterfinals, Berner and Plimpton faced off against one another in a battle of Bulldogs.  Plimpton got the upper hand, winning in a very closely-matched five-game contest to advance to the semifinals.


Pool Division:

Round of 16:

Vargas (Trinity) def. Fuchs (Yale): 11-9,11-9,11-9 

Shannon (Princeton) def. Robinson (Yale): 10-12,8-11,11-5,11-7,13-11


Molloy Division:

Round of 16:

Berner (Yale) def. Jalan (Cornell): 8-11,11-8,11-6,11-7

Plimpton (Yale) def. Buchsbaum (Williams): 10-12,11-6,11-6,11-6 

Michas (Harvard) def. Lalwani (Yale): 12-10,11-7,7-11,11-8,7-11


Plimpton def. Berner: 11-7,8-11,13-15,11-9,11-7


report by Alex Milvae '12, Yale Sports Publicity