Yale Squash has announced the winners of its four annual awards, which recognized the efforts and achievements of five Bulldogs in the 2011-12 season. Yale marched to the top of the national rankings following its epic win over 252-time unbeaten Trinity in January, and finished sixth overall at the CSA Team Championships.
Junior Hywel Robinson (Bridgend, Wales) has been named captain of the 2012-13 Yale men’s squash team. Robinson was chosen by his teammates in a vote last week, and will take over a team that was the nation’s No. 1 squad at points in the 2011-12 season.
Junior Kenneth Chan, who played at the top spot for most of the season for the No. 6 Yale men's squash team, was selected First Team All-Ivy by a vote of the Ivy League's coaches. Chan posted an 8-6 record during the regular season, and was an integral part of the Bulldog squad that rose as high as No. 1 in the nation at points this season.
It's been a memorable year for the Yale men's squash team, and as of Sunday - with the completion of the CSA Individual Championships - that year is officially in the books. The Bulldogs finished up play Saturday and Sunday, and while the trip to Amherst proved a quiet one for the Yale squad, the Elis will move into 2012-2013 with much to be proud of.
After a sixth-place finish at the CSA Team Championships, the Yale men's squash team heads to Amherst, Mass. Friday for the three-day CSA Individual Championships. Last year's top Bulldog in the final rankings was Kenneth Chan, who closed out the season as the nation's twelfth-best player. The individual championships play a major role in determining those final rankings.
Six Bulldogs headed to Amherst, Mass. to compete in the CSA Individual Championships this weekend. Sophomore Neil Martin was the last Eli standing after Day One, as he secured a spot in the Molloy Division third round with a bye and a win in Friday's action.
Yale senior John Roberts solidified his place in college squash lore with his epic 3-2 win over Trinity's Johan Detter in the match that broke the Bantams' 13-year win streak and catapulted the Bulldogs to the top of the college squash world. But Roberts may not be done making history: the Belfast, Ireland native was recently named one of six nominees for the Skillman Award, the "Heisman Trophy" of College Squash.
The Yale men's squash team fell to Rochester 5-4 in a consolation match at the CSA Team Championships Sunday to finish sixth overall. In the championship match, host Princeton knocked off Trinity to become the first national champion other than the Bantams in over a decade.
A day after being upset by No. 6 Cornell in the quarterfinals of the CSA Team Championships, the No. 3 Yale men's squash team bounced back in its first consolation round match against No. 7 Dartmouth. The Bulldogs bested the Big Green 6-3, and will head to a 5th/6th place match against Rochester Sunday.
The No. 3 Yale men's squash team became the first team other than No. 1 Trinity to hold the top spot in the Dunlop Men's College Squash Rankings in 13 years in the week following their Jan. 18 upset of the Bantams. Now, after a spectacular 14-1 regular season that included wins over seven team in the current top ten, the Bulldogs hope to become the first team in 13 years to assume that spot at season's end by dint of a win at the CSA Team Championships this weekend at Princeton.
The first time No. 3 Yale and No. 6 Cornell met this season, it took a clutch victory from senior Robby Berner to bring home the 5-4 victory for the Bulldogs. Berner was the story for the Bulldogs again Friday when the two teams rematched at the CSA Team Championships, but this time as his team's lone winner in an 8-1 quarterfinal defeat.
The No. 3 Yale men's squash team rounded out a memorable regular season with an exciting 5-4 win over No. 4 Harvard Saturday at the Brady Squash Center. With the win, the Bulldogs clinched second-place in the Ivy League, a game behind No. 2 Princeton.
The final weekend of the regular season brings two tough challengers for the No. 3 Yale men's squash team, as a Friday night matchup with No. 7 Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H. will be followed with a Sunday afternoon showdown with No. 4 Harvard at the Brady Squash Center.
The No. 3 Yale men's squash team grabbed a 6-3 win at Dartmouth Friday in its last regular-season road game before a Sunday showdown with No. 4 Harvard in New Haven. Seniors accounted for half of the Bulldogs' match wins, as John Roberts (No. 3), captain Ryan Dowd (No. 4) and Robby Berner (No. 6) took their matches in five, three and four games, respectively.
The No. 1 Yale men's squash teamed was handed its first taste of defeat Saturday when No. 3 Princeton beat up on the Bulldogs 8-1. But the Elis weren't about to make it back-to-back defeats, and responded Sunday with an emphatic 8-1 victory over No. 10 Penn in Philadelphia.
If last weekend's 7-2 win over No. 13 Navy was any indication, the Yale men's squash team wants to hold on to its place at the top of the Dunlop Men's College Squash Rankings for a very long time. But with a number of tough matches and the CSA Team Championships looming, the Bulldogs have their work cut out for them if they hope to finish the season at that spot. The first major test will be this weekend's grueling trip to No. 3 Princeton and No. 10 Penn.
For the first time in 13 years, a team other than Trinity is on top of the men's squash world. That team is the Yale Bulldogs, whose 5-4 win over the Bantams last week garnered them the top spot in this week's Dunlop Men's College Squash Rankings. The Elis will play for the first time as the nation's best Saturday when they take on No. 13 Navy in Annapolis, Md.
The Yale men's squash team certainly seems comfortable at the top. The No. 1 Bulldogs disposed of No. 13 Navy 7-2 in Annapolis Saturday in their first action since being proclaimed the nation's top squad.
Senior John Roberts will be forever remembered as the man who ended the streak: it was he who was on the court with then-undefeated Trinity and No. 2 Yale tied 4-4 Jan. 18, and he who finished of Johan Detter to clinch the Bulldogs' historic victory. For that epic win, and another he added against Western Ontario Friday night, the Belfast, Ireland native has been named this week's Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week.
The No. 2 Yale men's' squash team rounded its historic week with a hard-fought 5-4 win over No. 4 Rochester in New York Saturday. The Bulldogs got wins at the No. 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 spots en route to their third win in four days.
If anyone was worried that the Bulldogs would experience a letdown following their historic defeat of Trinity Wednesday night, they shouldn't have been. Despite a quick turnaround and long ride to Rochester, N.Y., Yale responded with a dominating 8-1 win over Western Ontario Friday.
Yale All-Access will offer exclusive live streaming video from the main courts at the Brady Squash Center this Wednesday, when the Yale men's and women's teams host Trinity. The No. 2 Yale men's team came close to ending No. 1 Trinity’s legendary winning streak last time, falling to the Bantams 5-4 in last year’s National Championship match. Both teams are undefeated this season, with Trinity’s winning streak now at 252. The No. 2 Yale women’s team, which has not lost since falling to Trinity 6-3 at the Howe Cup third-place game on Feb. 28, 2010, beat the Bantams 6-3 last year as part of the Bulldogs’ undefeated National Championship season. This year, Trinity is ranked No. 5.
No one had been able to beat the Trinity men's squash team since 1998. The Bantams traveled to New Haven Wednesday night with the longest active win streak in varsity intercollegiate sports: 252 straight matches. But thanks to the Yale Bulldogs, they left with a loss.
It'd be tough to draw up a more exciting showdown than No. 2 Yale's midweek matchup with No. 1 Trinity. The top two teams in the country, both undefeated, dueling at one of the nation's top squash venues in the Brady Squash Center in New Haven. Add to that lingering tensions from last year's showdown - a Bulldog loss - and the fact that Trinity has not lost in 252 matches, and Wednesday night's match is simply a must-see.
The No. 2 Yale men’s squash team will host three teams this weekend, starting with No. 6 Cornell on Saturday at 12, followed by No. 16 Columbia (12 p.m.) and No. 10 Williams (4 p.m.). All the matches will be held at the Brady Squash Center.