No. 3 Men's Squash Opens Season with Wins at No. 22 Amherst, No. 17 Williams

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Eric Caine. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Freshmen Show Promise in Collegiate Debut

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. —The No. 3-ranked Yale men's squash team (2-0, 0-0 Ivy) started the season on a good note Friday, earnings wins over No. 22 Amherst (1-1) and No. 17 Williams (3-7) on the road. The Bulldogs defeated Amherst 8-1 before traveling to Williams for a 9-0 romp.

The Bulldogs' strong performances were punctuated by impressive play from the freshman class. Against Amherst, freshman Kah Wah Cheong played in the top slot and battled to five sets, eventually falling to sophomore Noah Browne. At No. 2, freshman Thomas Dembinski took down Amherst co-captain Alex Southmayd in three easy sets. Dembinski followed up on this strong play with a 3-0 win at No. 1 later in the day against Williams's Christopher Wilkinson. In the same match, fellow freshman Liam McClintock defeated Galen Squiers 3-0 at No. 6. 

Elsewhere in the lineup, Yale's senior class had a good showing, with wins coming from Neil Martin at Nos. 3 and 2,  captain Eric Caine at Nos. 6 and 5 and Charlie Wyatt, who played No. 7 in both matches.  

The Bulldogs will return to play after winter break, facing No. 6 Franklin and Marshall and No. 16 Drexel on Jan. 8. 

Report by Joe Giammittorio '15, Yale Sports Publicity 

 

No. 3 YALE 8, No. 22 AMHERST 1

1. Browne (A) def. Cheong (Y), 3-2 (11-5, 5-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8)

2. Dembinski (Y) def. Southmayd (A), 3-0 (11-3, 11-0, 11-3)

3. Martin (Y) def. Groot (A), 3-0 (11-2, 11-5, 11-8)

4. Leman (Y) def. Miranda (A), 3-0 (11-2, 11-4, 11-0)

5. Fenwick (Y) def. Ehsani (A), 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-8)

6. Caine (Y) def. Van (A), 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-8)

7. Wyatt (Y) def. Cacouris (A), 3-1 (11-5, 8-11, 11-5, 11-4)

8. Roberts (Y) def. Chen (A), 3-0 (11-5, 11-8, 13-11)

9. Bajwa (Y) def. Pfau (A), 3-0 (11-7, 11-4, 12-10)

 

No. 3 YALE 9, No. 17 WILLIAMS 0 

1. Dembinski (Y) def. Wilkinson (W) 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-6)

2. Martin (Y) def. Chen (W) 3-0 (11-8, 11-6, 11-8)

3. Leman (Y) def. Foehl (W) 3-2 (11-5, 12-10, 3-11, 6-11, 11-5)

4. Fenwick (Y) def. Petrick (W) 3-0 (11-0, 11-7, 11-7)

5. Caine (Y) def. Maruca (W) 3-0 (11-9, 11-5, 11-6)

6. McClintock (Y) def. Squiers (W) 3-0 (11-8, 11-6, 11-8)

7. Wyatt (Y) def. Graham (W) 3-0 (11-7, 11-5, 11-7)

8. Roberts (Y) def. Conroy (W) 3-1 (15-13, 6-11, 11-5, 11-2)

9. Bajwa (Y) def. Eagan (W) 3-0 (11-6, 11-9, 11-3)

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