January 24, 2014

No. 3 Yale Earns 5-4 Win Over No. 4 St. Lawrence

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The No. 3 Yale Bulldogs triumphed 5-4 against No. 4 St. Lawrence in the Brady Friday night, handing the Saints their first loss of the season. 

St. Lawrence (8-1) came into the game looking to climb in the rankings, but the Bulldogs (8-1) rallied after Wednesday's close loss to No. 1 Trinity and asserted their position as one of the top three teams in the country.

Yale got off to a 2-0 lead with victories from sophomore Zachary Leman at No. 3 and freshman Liam McClintock at No. 6. However, St. Lawrence proved tough competition, swapping matches back and forth to tie the contest 3-3 with three left to play. 

Freshman Thomas Dembinski took care of his opponent in straight sets to give Yale a 4-3 lead, turning attention to the battle in the No. 8 position between Yale senior Eric Caine and St. Lawrence junior Chris Fernandez. Down 2-1 Caine fought his way to a 12-10 victory in the fourth game, tying the match at two games apiece. In the fifth and deciding game, Caine prevailed 11-8, giving the Elis their fifth win and clinching the match for Yale. 

The win rewarded Yale's strong play and should give the squad a boost heading into tomorrow's matches. The Bulldogs will return to the Brady Squash Center Saturday to face No. 9 Western Ontario at 11:30 a.m. before taking on No. 14 Navy at 4 p.m.

Report by Evan Brown '16, Yale Sports Publicity 
 
Results (via CSA):

  Yale University Rating St. Lawrence University Rating Winner's Score Winner Status
1S Martin,Neil 0.000 Khalifa,Amr Khaled 0.000 11-2,11-5,11-8 St. Lawrence University C
2S Fenwick,Sam 0.000 Bayoumy,Moustafa H. 0.000 11-6,11-3,12-10 St. Lawrence University C
3S Leman,Zachary 0.000 Khan,Ibrahim O. 0.000 9-11,11-3,11-6,11-1 Yale University C
4S Dembinski,Thomas J 0.000 Seth,Vir 0.000 11-6,11-2,11-5 Yale University C
5S Cheong,Kah Wah Non-member Ogilvy,Kyle H. 0.000 11-6,11-4,11-6 Yale University C
6S McClintock,Liam W. 0.000 Riedelsheimer,Sebastian S. 0.000 11-7,11-9,6-11,11-9 Yale University C
7S Wyatt,Charlie St C 0.000 Good,Anderson J 0.000 11-7,9-11,4-11,11-8,11-4 St. Lawrence University C
8S Caine,Eric B 0.000 Fernandez,Christopher 0.000 5-11,13-11,7-11,12-10,11-8 Yale University C
9S Roberts,Joseph L 0.000 Maxwell,Duncan O. 0.000 11-5,10-12,12-10,13-11 St. Lawrence University C
10S Dewire,Peter J. 0.000 Lasusa,Timothy P. 0.000 14-12,8-11,11-9,11-4 St. Lawrence University




 

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