No. 2 Yale Defeats No. 5 Harvard, Celebrates Ivy Title

(Photo by Dale Walker, DaleWalkerPhoto.com)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The No. 2 Yale men's squash team defeated the No. 5 Harvard Crimson 8-1 Saturday afternoon at the Brady Squash Center to claim sole possession of the Ivy League title.

Yale (12-1, 6-0 Ivy) dominated matches throughout the ladder en route to the title-clinching victory over Harvard (6-4, 4-2 Ivy).  Five Bulldogs registered 3-0 sweeps on the day.  Freshmen Hywel Robinson (No. 4) and Richard Dodd (No. 7), sophomores John Roberts (No. 5) and Robert Berner (No. 8) and junior Christopher Plimpton (No. 9) were all 3-0 winners over their Cantab counterparts. 

Following the match, the Yale team was presented with the Ivy League trophy to commemorate the club's undefeated conference season.  The Bulldogs were recognized for their outstanding senior leadership, dedicated coaching staff and tireless work ethic. 

Now that the regular season is in the books, the Bulldogs will focus on bringing their top game to the CSA Team Championships, which begin on Feb. 19 at the Brady Squash Center.  While No. 1 Trinity (17-0) will be the tournament favorite, the Bulldogs should be in contention for the national title.  

Chan v West 1-3
Ruth v Hill 3-1
Fuchs v Scheryl 3-2
Robinson v Endresson 3-0
Roberts v Michas 3-0
Lalwani v Buchanan 3-1
Dodd v Cohen 3-0
Berner v Ahmed 3-0
Plimpton v Ma 3-0

 

report filed by Alex Milvae '12, Yale Sports Publicity

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