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No. 9 Yale Upsets No. 6 Penn, Extends Winning Streak

Brady Squash Center. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Brady Squash Center. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—The No. 9 Yale men's squash team won their fourth match in a row this Sunday when they upset No. 6 ranked Penn at the Brady Squash Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium.

The Bulldogs' second match of the weekend started out much like the first with three wins in the first round of competition. Freshman Spencer Lovejoy and juniors Thomas Kingshott and Pierson Broadwater stepped up to set the tone for the match, giving the Yale men the confidence to push forward against the higher-ranked Penn and execute their victory.
 
Senior Captain TJ Dembinski had no problem moving up to the No. 1 spot this weekend, coming away with two victories from strong Ivy challengers. He played particularly well against Penn's Marwan Mahmoud, winning in three straight games. The senior looks primed to finish out his time with Yale men's squash strong with two matches left in the regular season.
 
The Yale men made a statement with their conference win, leaving them with a 4-1 Ivy record and putting themselves in a strong position to vie for a piece of the Ivy League Championship title.
 
Yale's next step is to take on Dartmouth on Friday, February 10; a win for the Bulldogs will put the team in even standings with Columbia and allow them to play Harvard, the only undefeated team in the league, for a piece of the Ivy title the next day.
 
The Bulldogs will play Dartmouth at home at the Brady Squash Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium starting at 12:00 p.m.
 

Report by Kate Flanders '18, Yale Sports Publicity