Comeback Attempt Falls Short as No. 1 Trinity Holds Off No. 3 Yale 5-4

Thomas Dembinski. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Thomas Dembinski. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - No. 1 Trinity held off a comeback attempt by No. 3 Yale in men's squash Wednesday night at the Brady Squash Center, edging the Bulldogs 5-4. Trailing 4-2 entering the final wave of matches, the Bulldogs tied things up thanks to victories at No. 1 (3-1 by senior Neil Martin) and No. 4 (3-2 by freshman Thomas Dembinski). But Trinity was able to secure the win with a 3-0 victory at the No. 7 spot by Moustafa Hamada.

Yale's victories earlier in the night came at No. 5 (3-2 by freshman Kah Wah Cheong) and No. 6 (3-2 by freshman Liam McClintock). That gave the Bulldogs a clean sweep by freshmen on Court 9 at the Brady Squash Center, as Dembinski capped that stretch by beating Juan Vargas 3-2 in the final match on that court.

Yale returns to action on Friday, hosting St. Lawrence at 6:00 p.m.


Yale University Rating Trinity College Rating Winner's Score Winner Status
1S Martin,Neil 0.000 Zarazua,Miled M 0.000 11-6,8-11,11-6,12-10 Yale University C
2S Fenwick,Sam 0.000 Malik,Karan 0.000 11-6,6-11,11-6,11-7 Trinity College C
3S Leman,Zachary 0.000 Kotian,Vrishab 0.000 6-11,11-6,11-4,12-10,11-5 Trinity College C
4S Dembinski,Thomas J 0.000 Vargas,Juan C 0.000 11-3,5-11,11-8,7-11,11-3 Yale University C
5S Cheong,Kah Wah Non-member Leong,Elroy 0.000 13-15,12-10,11-3,6-11,13-11 Yale University C
6S McClintock,Liam W. 0.000 Elshorfy,Zeyad 0.000 11-9,11-6,6-11,4-11,11-7 Yale University C
7S Wyatt,Charlie St C 0.000 Hamada,Moustafa O. 0.000 11-7,11-5,11-9 Trinity College C
8S Caine,Eric B 0.000 Ismail,Affeeq A. Non-member 11-9,17-15,11-7 Trinity College C
9S Roberts,Joseph L 0.000 Mackin,Matthew A 0.000 12-10,11-8,9-11,11-7 Trinity College C
10S Bajwa,Pehlaaj P 0.000 Lamont,John M.M. 0.000 11-13,11-8,6-11,11-6,11-8 Yale University C