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Bulldogs Gear Up to Play Rivals in First Match of National Championships

Bulldogs Gear Up to Play Rivals in First Match of National Championships

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—The Yale men's squash team will play against some of the country's top teams this weekend as they travel to Cambridge, Mass., to vie for the Potter Cup in the 2017 College Squash Association National Championships. The Championships will be held from Feb. 17-19 and will be hosted by Harvard.

The Bulldogs (8-6, 5-2 Ivy) had a rocky start to their season with a brutal sequence of away matches. However, the team managed to turn things around and amass a five-game winning streak before falling to Harvard 4-5 in their final match of the regular season. The extremely close loss against Harvard left the Bulldogs with a bone to pick as it cost them a piece of the Ivy League Championship.
 
No. 7 Yale was certainly competitive in the match against Harvard, coming up short by only a single match. This is particularly impressive considering Harvard is ranked No. 2 nationally. Such a strong performance against the Crimson bodes well for the Bulldogs in the upcoming Championships.
 
Considering Yale and Harvard's historic rivalry and their close contention in the 2016-17 season, it is only fitting that the Bulldogs get a second whack at the Crimson in their first-round match of the CSA National Championships this Friday.
 
The Bulldogs will take on the Crimson on the National stage at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, where they will hope to advance to the semifinal round. Matches will be played on courts one, two and three, and will be available for live viewing at https://psaworldtour.com/tv
 
Report by Kate Flanders '18, Yale Sports Publicity

 

The lineup for the weekend will be as follows:

 
  1. TJ Dembinski
  2. Spencer Lovejoy
  3. Kah Wah Cheong
  4. Liam McClintock
  5. Max Martin
  6. Thomas Kingshott
  7. Arjun Kochhar
  8. Pierson Broadwater
  9. Calvin McCafferty
  10.  Tripp Kaelin
  11.  Jay Losty