No. 6 Yale Defeats No. 4 Cornell

Hywel Robinson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Hywel Robinson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Caine and Robinson Remain Undefeated

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Yale men's squash team defeated No. 4 Cornell on the road Saturday in a matchup that pitted two undefeated teams against each other.

It was Yale's day from the beginning, with senior Richard Dodd at No. 3, freshman Zachary Leman at No. 6 and sophomore Joseph Roberts at No. 9 all producing wins during the first round of matches. In the second cycle senior Hywel Robinson, a consistently dominant player at the No. 2 position, extended the Bulldogs' lead, with freshman Sam Fenwick, coming off his recent success at the Welsh Nationals, and junior Charlie Wyatt, who has wins this season against Colby and Williams, defeating their opponents at No. 5 and No. 8 respectively to put Yale ahead of Cornell 6-0.

With the match already won, the Bulldogs continued to play hard in the third cycle. Senior Kenneth Chan battled to an eventual loss at No. 1, giving Cornell its only point of the day, while in the No. 4 and No. 7 spots juniors Neil Martin and Eric Caine finished the day with wins, yielding a final score of 8-1 in Yale's favor. Two Yale players, Eric Caine and Hywel Robinson, have played in every match and remain undefeated on the season.

The Bulldogs will travel to New York City on Sunday to take on No. 9 Columbia.

Report by Joe Giammittorio '15, Yale Sports Publicity