March 4, 2011

Kenneth Chan to Compete in Quarterfinals of CSA Individual Championship

HANOVER, NH. - 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.

No. 14 junior John Roberts won his first match against Princeton's Christopher Callis, but lost to Sachvie in the Round of 16. No. 16 seed sophomore Richard Dodd was upset by Rochester's No. 17 Andres Duany in three (11-6, 11-6, 11-6), while No. 20 senior captain Naishadh Lalwani came close to a big upset against No. 12 Cornell's Thomas Spettigue by winning the first two games, but came up just short for the match (6-11, 9-11, 11-8, 15-13, 11-5).  No. 32 senior John Fulham faced the toughest draw of all the Bulldogs, paired agianst No. 2 David Letourneau from Princeton. Unintimidated, Fulham took the match to five games, after winning the first two (8-11, 8-11, 11-3, 11-3, 11-9).

Competing in the B Division for the Molloy Cup, juniors Ryan Dowd and  Robert Berner advanced to the round of 16. After receiving byes in the first round, No. 8 seed Dowd defeated NYU's Anthony Zou in three (11-9,11-6,11-7), and No. 9 Berner defeated Jeremy Herrman from Williams in three as well (11-7, 11-7, 11-8) in the round of 32.

Complete draws can be found for Division A here and Division B here.

report issued by Courtney Kaplan, Yale Sports Publicity