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||C|