Bulldogs to Kick Off Season with Ivy Scrimmage

Nov. 5, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bulldogs will kick of their season with the Ivy League Scrimmage Saturday and Sunday at the Brady Squash Center. Yale will face Brown in its first match Saturday at 12:45 p.m.

After finishing second in the Ivy League last season, Yale will look to improve upon those results this year. The Bulldogs add four freshmen to the 12 returning players from last year's team.

Yale finished in third place last season at the CSA team championships behind Ivy League Champion Princeton and 10 time defending CSA team champion Trinity.

Yale graduated three seniors from last year's team, but come in with a strong senior class led by captain Ethan Oetter, Francis Johnson, Colin Campbell, and William Hatch.

The junior class is led by Aaron Fuchs and Todd Ruth, who have both started every year they have played at Yale.

John Fulham will come in as the leader of the sophomore class as he looks to continue the success he had last season as a freshman.

The four new members of Yale's team are Robert Berner, Samuel Clayman, Ryan Dowd, and John Roberts. Both Berner and Dowd arrive at Yale after taking a year off.

Head Coach Dave Talbott enters his 26th year with the team. Associate head coach Gareth Webber and assistant coach Pam Saunders will help Talbott lead the squad.

The winner of the Yale-Brown match will meet the winner of the Harvard-Cornell match Saturday at 5:15 p.m.

After the Ivy Scrimmage this weekend, Yale will officially open its season on December 6 by playing host to Ivy League rival Penn.

Scrimmage Schedule
First Round on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Semifinals on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
7-8 Playoff on Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
5-6 Playoff on Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
3-4 Playof on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Finals on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity