The Yale men’s squash team has elected junior Ryan Dowd as captain for the 2011-2012 season. Dowd, who played mostly at the No. 6 and No. 7 positions this season, finished the season with a 13-4 record. Dowd’s career highlight at Yale has been reaching the quarterfinals of the CSA Individual Championship Division B Draw this season.
No. 10 seed sophomore Kenneth Chan lost in the quarterfinals of the CSA Squash Individual Championship Division A draw on Saturday to No. 3 Nicholas Sachvie from Cornell (11-7,11-3,12-10). Chan has played well for the Bulldogs all season, with a 17-6 record for the 2010-11 season. Chan was also instrumental in the Yale Men's No. 2 finish at the CSA Team Championship, and won every match he played in that tournament.
Competing in the A Division for the Pool Trophy of the CSA Squash Individual Championships, No. 10 seed sophomore Kenneth Chan will play in the quarterfinals on Saturday, after defeating both Harvard's No. 22 Reed Endreson (9-11, 11-8, 11-8, 6-11, 11-9) in the round of 32 and pulling off a huge upset against No. 6 Trinity's Parth Sharma. Sharma, who plays No. 2 for Trinity, the top ranked team in the country, had lost only two matches this season before facing Chan. Chan will play No. 3 Nicholas Sachvie from Cornell at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The No. 2 Yale Men’s Squash Team has much to boast about this season. However, the season is not over yet, and the Bulldogs will have one last chance to show off their talent at the CSA Individual Championships in Hanover this weekend. Seven Bulldogs have qualified for the tournament, with five in the Pool Division, and two in the Molloy Division.
In a clear improvement over Yale's 7-2 loss to Trinity earlier in the season, the No. 2 Bulldogs came away with a close 5-4 loss against the top ranked college squash team in the nation in the finals of the CSA National Tournament. The Bulldogs defeated Dartmouth and Princeton to reach the finals, showing strong performances by the team.
After Friday's quarterfinal win against Dartmouth, the No. 2 Yale Bulldogs defeated No. 3 Princeton by a 7-2 score to advance to the finals of the CSA National Tournament. The Bulldogs will take on No. 1 Trinity on Sunday at 12p.m. for the championship.
Coming off an undefeated Ivy League season, the Yale men’s squash team will travel to Cambridge on Friday to compete in the CSA Squash Men’s National Tournament. There will be 63 teams competing in eight divisions; Yale is in the A Division, playing for the Potter Cup. Trinity College, who has won 12 consecutive National Championships, will be Yale’s toughest competition for the trophy. Yale has been seeded No. 2 for the tournament, behind No. 1 Trinity.
The Yale men went into Saturday’s match against No. 6 Harvard knowing that they had clinched at least a share of the Ivy League Championship; after defeating the Crimson by a 7-2 score, the Bulldogs earn the title outright. This marks the Bulldog’s second consecutive Ivy title.
The No. 2 Yale men’s squash team (12-1, 5-0 Ivy) has already clinched a share of the Ivy Title with its 9-0 win against No. 12 Brown and No. 3 Princeton’s win over Harvard last weekend. This weekend, the Bulldogs will take on No. 6 Harvard (7-3, 3-2 Ivy). Defeating Harvard would secure the Ivy Title outright for the second consecutive year for the Bulldogs. Yale is currently the only undefeated team in the Ancient Eight, and has a five-game winning streak.
With a 9-0 victory over No. 12 Brown this Saturday, the No. 2 Yale Bulldogs (12-1, 5-0 Ivy) move closer to the Ivy title and undefeated Ivy season. Since Princeton defeated Harvard, the Bulldogs have already clinched a share of the Ivy Title. They will compete next weekend for the chance to win it outright.
Senior Captain Naishadh Lalwani was named the Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week, in honor of his win over Princeton’s Peter Sopher. No. 2 Yale was in the middle of a close match against No. 3 Princeton, and the score was tied at 4-4 when Lalwani and Sopher stepped onto the court at No. 4. Lalwani overcame a loss in the first game, and rebounded to secure Yale’s 5-4 victory over the Tigers. Along with the usual hordes of Yale fans there to support the team, Lalwani had special guests there as well: his parents flew in from Bombay, India to watch the match.
After defeating Princeton 5-4 on Saturday, the No. 2 Bulldogs are back in action this Sunday, taking on No. 12 Brown at 12 p.m. on Saturday at the Brady Squash Center. The Yale men (11-1, 4-0 Ivy), the highest ranked team in the Ivy League, has only two conference matches left in the regular season. The Bulldog’s only loss has come from No. 1 Trinity, who has not lost a match in over a decade. The Bulldogs hope to reclaim the Ivy title, which they captured outright last season.
The Brady Squash Center was filled with cheering Yale fans on Saturday afternoon, as the No. 2 Bulldogs took on No. 3 Princeton in a match up between the two highest ranked Ivy League teams. Yale defeated the Tigers 5-4, moving the Bulldogs one step closer to capturing the Ivy Championship, which Yale won outright last season.
The No. 2 Yale Bulldogs will host the No. 3 Princeton Tigers this Saturday at 1p.m. at the Brady Squash Center in a showdown between the two highest ranked Ivy League teams. An Alumni Squash Round Robin and a clinic will precede the match for the kids from Squash Haven, Yale’s community service project. This will be followed by a lunch for alumni, family, and friends of Yale Squash before the match at 1p.m.
Undeterred by a tough loss to No. 1 Trinity on Wednesday, the Men’s Squash Team bounced back in perfect form, defeating No. 9 Franklin and Marshall, No. 4 Rochester, and No. 15 Navy at the Yale Round Robin at the Brady Squash Center. The Brady Squash Center was packed with squash players this weekend, both male and female, from over ten schools.
Boasting a perfect 7-0 record (3-0 Ivy League), the Yale men’s squash team has lived up to its No. 2 ranking this season, convincingly defeating every team that it has contested thus far. Just last weekend, the Bulldogs took on No. 8 Western Ontario and No. 5 Cornell, and easily won both matches.
Coming off a win against No. 8 Western Ontario on Friday evening, the No. 2 Bulldogs strengthened their undefeated streak, beating No. 5 Cornell by a 6-3 score. Yale’s victory over Cornell boosts the Bulldogs to a 7-0 record (3-0 Ivy League).
In the first of two matches this weekend, Yale (6-0, 2-0 Ivy League) bested Western Ontario by a 7-2 score. At No. 2, sophomore Richard Dodd led Yale with a 3-0 score. Senior Michael Maruca and freshman Charlie Wyatt also posted strong results for the Bulldogs, winning their matches by a 3-0 score, at No. 7 and No. 8 spots.
Hot off a 5-0 winning streak, the No. 2 Bulldogs will travel to Cornell this weekend for two matches. There, they will play the No. 8 Western Ontario Mustangs on Friday evening (6:00p.m.), followed by the No. 5 Cornell Big Red on Saturday morning (10:00a.m.). The No. 2 Bulldogs have only dropped two individual matches in their first five matches of this season.
The No. 2 Yale men’s squash team returned to action after winter break with a 9-0 win at No. 19 Amherst Friday morning. The Bulldogs won eight matches 3-0 en route to their third straight sweep to start the season. They then added a sweep at No. 11 Williams to complete the day.
A month after starting the season by shutting out No. 10 Penn and No. 12 Bates, the No. 2 Yale men’s squash team looks north for its next round of opponents. The Bulldogs return from winter break to play No. 19 Amherst, No. 11 Williams and No. 7 Dartmouth this Friday and Saturday.