No. 2 Bulldogs Get Scare From No. 4 Rochester

Ryan Dowd. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Ryan Dowd. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

The No. 2 Yale men's' squash team rounded its historic week with a hard-fought 5-4 win over No. 4 Rochester in New York Saturday. The Bulldogs got wins at the No. 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 spots en route to their third win in four days. 

Rochester's Andres Duany defeated junior Kenneth Chan 3-0 at the No. 1 spot, but junior Hywel Robinson (3-2) and junior Richard Dodd (also 3-2) earned tough wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively, to spark the Elis. 

Three of the big winners from Yale's streak-busting win over No. 1 Trinity also grabbed victories, as captain Ryan Dowd (3-0), sophomore Neil Martin (3-2) and senior Robby Berner (3-0) won at 5, 6 and 7. 

The loss was only the second of Rochester's season (the other came at the hands of Ancient Eight rival Princeton). With the win, Yale moves its record to 9-0.

The Bulldogs travel to Brown Tuesday and Navy Saturday before playing those Tigers in New Jersey Feb. 4. 

Report filed by Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity.