No. 2 Yale Tops No. 3 Princeton

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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.

Sophomore Richard Dodd won a five-game match against Princeton's Christopher Callis at No. 3, while John Roberts breezed by Philip Sopher in three games at No. 7. Junior Robert Berner defeated Clay Blackiston in five games at No. 9. At No. 9, senior Christopher Plimpton won in three against Dylan Ward. At No. 2, sophomore Kenneth Chan, ranked No. 8, faced Princeton's David Letourneau, ranked No. 4. Chan lost in four.

With the match tied at 3-3, all eyes were fixed at No. 1, where sophomore Hywel Robinson faced his toughest match of the season against No. 1 Todd Harrity. Harrity won in three sets. Senior captain Naishadh Lalwani and junior John Roberts, at No. 4 and No. 7 respectively, pulled out the final two wins for the Bulldogs, securing Yale's victory.

"Princeton will always have a talented team and be tough to beat, and they've won many Ivy League Championships.  We played really well today, and it's great to beat Princeton and take another step towards the national championship," said Dodd.

Report by Courtney Kaplan '13, Yale Sports Publicity

 
 

Yale University

Princeton University

Winner's Score

Winner

1S

Robinson,Hywel M.

Harrity,Todd B.

12-10,11-6,11-3

Princeton University

2S

Chan,Kenneth

Letourneau,David Michael

11-8,11-8,9-11,11-9

Princeton University

3S

Dodd,Richard W.

Callis,Christopher C.

8-11,10-12,11-4,11-2,11-8

Yale University

4S

Lalwani,Naishadh

Sopher,Peter S.

8-11,11-8,11-5,11-5

Yale University

5S

Fulham,John

Shannon,Kelly D

11-2,11-13,11-4,11-8

Princeton University

6S

Dowd,Ryan D

Pena,Jesus

11-5,10-12,13-11,11-8

Princeton University

7S

Roberts,John J

Sopher,Philip J.

11-5,11-0,11-4

Yale University

8S

Berner,Robert L.

Blackiston,Clay B.

6-11,9-11,11-7,11-5,11-7

Yale University

9S

Plimpton,Christopher J.S.

Ward,Dylan

12-10,11-6,11-2

Yale University

10S

Maruca,Michael D.

Harrington,Stephen P.

4-11,2-11,11-9,11-8,11-7

Princeton University

 
Additional matches:

Wyatt (Y) def. Egan (P) 9,11,4

Haig (Y) vs. Casserly (P) (3), (6), 6, (8)

Caine (Y) def. Matthews (P) 5, (4), 5,8

Clayman (Y) def. Mac Donald (P) (6), 3, 8, 3

Caine (Y) def. Greco (P) 5,5,8

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