Elis Shut Out Stanford, 9-0

Jan. 16, 2004

With the Bulldogs winning nine of ten matches 3-0, the men's squash team shut out Stanford at the Brady Squash Center 9-0 despite the fact that two of Yale's top players did not compete.

Anshul Manchanda, playing the number one match against Stanford's Rich Sherwood, was the only Yale player to drop a game but still defeated Sherwood 9-5, 7-9, 10-8, 9-7 in the closest match of the day.

Manchanda played up due to the fact that two of Yale's best players, Julian Illingworth and Josh Schwartz, sat out the match.

Avner Geva defeated Paul Valiant in the No. 2 match, 9-4, 9-5, 9-4, while Gavin Cumberbatch easily bested Tim Holme 9-0, 9-0, 9-5. Ryan Byrnes, playing No. 4, defeated Sam Gellman 9-4, 9-0, 9-2, and Stephen Fair was victorious against Jon Levine in a 9-0, 9-3, 9-0 match.

Chris Wyant, Alexander Tilton, and Brad Hathaway won matches 6 through 8 by a 3-0 score, and James Rector and Ranidu Lankage rounded out the Yale domination with sweeps of their own.

The match was part of the Yale Round Robin, held all weekend in the Brady Squash center. The Elis will also face Denison and Bates today, and will compete against Rochester, Wesleyan, Colby, and Dartmouth tomorrow. On Sunday, Yale plays Cornell and Connecticut College.

report by Katie Baker '05, Sports Publicity Department

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