No. 4 Bulldogs Top No. 8 Dartmouth

Hywel Robinson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Hywel Robinson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Robinson Wins Fourth in a Row

NEW HAVEN, Conn. Friday the No. 4 Yale men's squash team defeated No. 8 Dartmouth in the Brady Squash Center by a score of 7-2. The match was originally scheduled for 6 p.m. but was played at 10 a.m. because of the impending storm.

The Bulldogs got off to a strong start in the first rotation, pulling away with a 3-0 lead. Senior Richard Dodd, freshman Zachary Leman and sophomore Joseph Roberts won their matches at Nos. 3, 6 and 9, respectively, in three games each. 

In the second round of matches, senior captain Hywel Robinson and freshman Sam Fenwick, playing at Nos. 2 and 5, each won 3-1 to put the match out of reach for the Big Green. Freshman Pehlaaj Bajwa also played at No. 8 but lost to his opponent, Mark Funk, 12-10, 11-9, 11-6.

In the final cycle, junior Eric Caine showed his tenacity at No. 7 and after dropping the first game came back to win his match 10-12, 11-8, 11-9, 11-8. Meanwhile, Yale junior Neil Martin had an easier time at No. 4, where he won 11-8, 11-8, 11-4. Dartmouth's No. 4, Alexander Greer, is the brother of former Yale women's squash captain Logan Greer '11. Their parents are former Yale women's squash captain Tracy Ball Greer '81 and former Yale men's squash player Will Greer '81. In the final match at No. 1, senior Kenneth Chan fell to the nation's No. 10 player, Christopher Hanson. 

The Bulldogs will play their last match of the regular season at No. 3 Harvard. The match was scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. but has been postponed because of the storm. 

Report by Joe Giammittorio '15, Yale Sports Publicity