February 16, 2014

Men’s Squash Takes Third at CSA Team Championships

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —Sunday the Yale men's squash team (16-3, 6-1 Ivy) concluded its season with a 7-2 win over Franklin and Marshall to take third place in the CSA Team Championships. The Bulldogs improved on their fourth place finish at last year's national championship. 

The Bulldogs, who had already defeated Franklin and Marshall 6-3 on Jan. 8, battled through four 3-2 matches and one 3-1 match to get the win. Yale's star-studded freshman class, who have been nearly unbeatable at the Nos. 4 to 6 positions, earned another sweep Sunday. Thomas Dembinski and Kah Wah Cheong got their points in three straight games, while Liam McClintock required the full five to best Pedro Almeida at No. 6. 

Senior captain Eric Caine, who lost at No. 6 in Yale's last meeting with the Diplomats, had better fortune Sunday, defeating Dylan Cunningham 3-0. Caine's classmate Neil Martin was unable to get the win but by taking the match two five games improved upon his last meeting with Abhishek Pradhan, where he had lost 3-0. 

In the tournament's finals, Harvard stunned Trinity 9-0 to win its 31st national championship. With this season's team play now concluded, a select group of Bulldogs will return to action Feb. 28 for the CSA Individual Championships at Penn. 

Report by Joe Giammittorio '15, Yale Sports Publicity