February 3, 2013

No. 4 Bulldogs Defeat No. 12 Quakers

Seniors Stay Strong at Top of Order

NEW HAVEN, Conn.  Sunday the No. 4 Yale men's squash team (9-2, 3-1 Ivy) pulled off another Ivy League win, defeating No. 12 Penn (4-8, 1-4) 6-3 in the Brady Squash Center. The match was an important win for the Bulldogs, who were looking to bounce back after a 6-3 loss to No. 1 Princeton on Saturday. 

The Bulldogs used a slightly different lineup Sunday than they had against the Tigers, allowing some young talent in sophomores Joseph Roberts and Sam Shleifer to slip into the order. The top three spots, however, remained unchanged, as seniors Kenneth Chan, Hywel Robinson and Richard Dodd played and won at Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively. Robinson, who also won his match at No. 2 against Princeton, was 2-0 on the weekend. 

The Elis also saw success in the middle of the order, where junior Neil Martin, freshman Zachary Leman and junior Charlie Wyatt won in three games at Nos. 4, 5 and 6. Finally, it was at the bottom of the lineup where the matches were most heated, with senior Sam Haig at No. 8 and Sam Shleifer at No. 9 taking their matches to four games, and Joseph Roberts forcing the full five before his match was decided. All three Bulldogs came up short, for a final score of 6-3. 

The Bulldogs, now in the home stretch of their Ivy season, will next host No. 18 Brown on Wednesday at 6 p.m. 

Report by Joe Giammittorio '15, Yale Sports Publicity 


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