Feb 04, 2017
NEW HAVEN, Conn.—The atmosphere was electric at the Brady Squash Center this afternoon as the Yale men's squash team trounced the Princeton Tigers 6-3 in their third conference victory of the season.
The Bulldogs started the match off strong with first game wins from freshman Spencer Lovejoy and juniors Pierson Broadwater and Tripp Kaelin, who were the first to step on the courts.
The team took that momentum and ran with it, winning five matches in three straight games.
Senior Captain TJ Dembinski fought hard for his win in the No. 1 spot, rallying hard after losses in the first and fourth games. He finished the 87-point match in five games, to the resounding support of the home crowd.
Today's win keeps the Bulldogs on track to secure a piece of the Ivy League Championship title, leaving the Yale men tied with Columbia for the second spot ranking in the Ivy League.
Despite their victory, the team is still focused on the matches to come. According to Head Coach Dave Talbott, "The men took care of business with Princeton, and have kept us in the hunt for an Ivy title. A win against a quality Penn team is the next step."
Yale will see Penn tomorrow at the Brady Squash Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium, where they will try to keep their winning streak going on home turf. Play will begin at 12:00 p.m.
Report by Kate Flanders '18, Yale Sports Publicity