PHILADELPHIA —Wednesday the No. 3-ranked Yale men's squash team earned a pair of wins on the road, defeating No. 6 Franklin and Marshall 6-3 before taking down No. 15 Drexel 9-0. The Bulldogs move to 4-0 with the wins. The matches were the first for Yale since Dec. 6, when the Bulldogs defeated both Amherst and Williams.
Yale brought its best out against Franklin and Marshall, an experienced team that upset then-No. 3 Princeton on Nov. 22. Senior Neil Martin took the top spot in the lineup but fell 3-0 to Abhishek Pradhan, who is 4-0 on the year. Victories came for the Bulldogs in the Nos. 2-5 spots, where sophomores Sam Fenwick and Zachary Leman and freshmen Kah Wah Cheong and Liam McClintock took care of business, respectively. Yale's captain, senior Eric Caine, took a 3-1 loss in the No. 6 spot but was bolstered by classmate Charlie Wyatt and junior Joseph Roberts, who each battled out five-set wins. Rounding out the lineup was sophomore Pehlaaj Bajwa, who earned an easy win at No. 9.
The Bulldogs made the short trip from Franklin and Marshall to Philadelphia to sweep Drexel later Wednesday afternoon.
Yale will be back in action this weekend to open the Ivy League season at home. The Bulldogs host No. 11 Columbia on Saturday and No. 8 Cornell on Sunday. Both matches are slated for 12 p.m.
Report by Joe Giammittorio '15, Yale Sports Publicity