CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Yale men's squash team fought hard in their final match of the regular season against Harvard this Sunday, nearly executing an upset but coming up just one match short with a score of 4-5. The loss still leaves them with a remarkable third place ranking in the Ivy League to finish the regular season.
The Bulldogs showed strength in the top of their lineup and took down the Harvard Crimson in the top two spots, with No. 1 senior Captain TJ Dembinski and No. 2 freshman Spencer Lovejoy winning in three straight games.
Juniors Thomas Kingshott and Arjun Kochhar also took wins in their matches in the six and seven spots, respectively. Kingshott had the crowd waiting anxiously in the final of the three games he played, racking up an impressive 16-14 score with Harvard competitor Bryan Koh before securing the win.
The Bulldogs' near victory against Harvard speaks volumes; Harvard currently sits in the No. 1 spot in the College Squash Association's National rankings. Yale's ability to be competitive with the top team in the country is not only impressive but also bodes well for the upcoming National Championships where they will come up against other highly ranked teams.
The CSA Team Championships will be held at Harvard this year, and the Bulldogs will return to Cambridge ready to come back strong. The Championships will begin on Feb. 17 and continue through Feb. 19.