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No. 3 Men’s Squash Beats No. 8 Cornell in a Barnburner

Zachary Leman. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Zachary Leman. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Freshmen Make the Difference in Big Win for Bulldogs 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. —Sunday the third-ranked Yale men's squash team preserved its perfect record with a 5-4 win over No. 8 Cornell. The Bulldogs are 6-0 on the season and 2-0 in the Ivy League. 

Much like Yale's victory over No. 11 Columbia on Saturday, the Bulldogs lost at Nos. 1 and 2 but managed to salvage a win through strong play in the middle of the lineup. Yale swept Cornell at the Nos. 3 through 6 positions, where sophomore Zachary Leman and freshmen Thomas Dembinski, Kah Wah Cheong and Liam McClintock all earned wins, respectively. McClintock won his point for the Bulldogs in five hard-fought games against Cornell senior Rishi Jalan.  

In a nerve-wracking series of matches, senior captain Eric Caine and classmate Charlie Wyatt each also played five games, but both came up short, handing the Big Red points at Nos. 7 and 8. Finally, in the No. 9 slot, it was junior Joseph Roberts who gave Yale the edge with a decisive 3-0 win. 

The Bulldogs will be back on the road this weekend, as they face No. 5 Rochester on Saturday at 12 p.m. 

Report by Joe Giammittorio '15, Yale Sports Publicity