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