No. 3 Men’s Squash Looks to Keep Streak Alive at No. 5 Rochester

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

NEW HAVEN, Conn. —Coming off its first weekend of Ivy League competition and its first two matches at home, the third-ranked Yale men's squash team will hit the road again Saturday to face No. 5 Rochester. The Bulldogs are 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the Ivy League but have yet to face a top-five team. 

Last weekend, the Bulldogs earned their biggest wins of the season so far, defeating No. 11 Columbia and No. 8 Cornell at home. Strong play at the middle of the ladder from freshmen Kah Wah Cheong, Thomas Dembinski and Liam McClintock proved crucial in both matches. 

The Bulldogs face a young Rochester team that has already proved itself with a win over No. 7 Princeton. The Yellowjackets are 6-1, their only loss coming on Dec. 24 against No. 4 St. Lawrence. Rochester's Faraz Khan, who was named the Liberty League's Performer of the Week last week for his play against Princeton, is ranked No. 10 by the College Squash Association.  

Yale's match against Rochester is slated for 12 p.m. Saturday. 

Report by Joe Giammittorio '15, Yale Sports Publicity