Elis Take Fourth in CSA Team Championships

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

Freshmen Fenwick and Leman Win Matches 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Sunday in the Brady Squash Center the Yale men's squash team gave their opponents a scare but ultimately fell 6-3 to Princeton in the third-place match of the CSA Team Championships. The Bulldogs finish the season with a 12-5 record and a No. 4 ranking nationally, an improvement of two places over their final ranking last season. 

While the Bulldogs lost to Princeton by the same score on Feb. 2, Sunday's match was much closer on an individual basis. Four of the nine matches played required a full five games, while another went to four. Senior captain Hywel Robinson, who took Trinity's Juan Vargas to five games on Saturday, had another five-game match Sunday at No. 2, giving him the most court time of any Yale player this tournament. Junior Charlie Wyatt came in a close second, playing four games at No. 8 on Saturday and five on Sunday. Wyatt, who lost to Princeton's David Hoffman 3-2 in their last meeting, turned the tables on Hoffman this time, avenging himself with a 10-12, 11-4, 11-6, 10-12, 13-11 win.

In spite of the final score, the Bulldogs showed great promise on Sunday; both freshmen in the lineup won their matches. Sam Fenwick, playing at No. 5 Stephen Harrington, dug deep for a 3-2 win, while Zachary Leman edged Taylor Tutrone at No. 6 in three straight games. 

This match marks the end of the season for Yale, with only the CSA Individual Championships remaining. Last year four Elis (Kenneth Chan, Richard Dodd, Ryan Down '12 and John Roberts '12) competed in the tournament's top division, while two others (Robert Berner '12 and Neil Martin) played in the second flight. This year's CSA Individual Championships will take place March 1-3 at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. 

Report by Joe Giammittorio '15, Yale Sports Publicity