Seniors Steal the Show, Yale Beats Dartmouth

Jay Losty. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Jay Losty. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Elis Finish Season 10-5

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Yale Men's Squash Team knocked out No. 7 Dartmouth 7-2 on Sunday in the final match of the regular season.

The Bulldogs finished the regular season 10-5, with a 7-2 record at home. The Elis finished 4-3 in Ivy League play. 

Two Bulldogs, No. 6 Eric Kim and No. 3 Harrison Gill, swept their opponents. Five matches on the afternoon went to five games; of those five, No. 4 Calvin McCafferty, No. 5 Tyler Carney and No. 7 Jay Losty came away with wins.

Seniors Jay Losty and Yohan Pandole finished their regular season careers with strong wins. The third senior on the team, Jonathan Kovac, who didn't play today, played his last regular season match against Cornell last week. 

After today's match, Kovac had the following to say about his time on the squash team:

"From national champions to worst Yale result in history to bouncing back to this solid season, the four years here taught me the experience of winning, losing and fighting back. I believe that this win against Dartmouth is exactly what Yale Squash stands for: playing hard, fighting for every point and winning with your heart."

Pandole echoed Kovac's sentiment as he reflected on the season and his overall career. "[I'm] really proud of the way the team has been able to rebound after our less than stellar finish last season," said Pandole. "It's also a great feeling knowing that we will be leaving the team in a great position to keep improving and striving for silverware which is what Yale Squash has always been about."

Losty, who was the Bulldogs' captain this season, added that the squash team has been a source of growth and friendship over the past four years. "It is hard to believe that I played my last regular season match today," said Losty. "I am incredibly proud of my fellow seniors and teammates for our performance. Through Yale Squash I have formed life-long friendships with my teammates and coaches, and for these I have much to be thankful for."

The Elis compete in the CSA Men's Team Championships on February 15 at the Brady Center.

 

Full Stats, Yale vs. Dartmouth:

No. 1 seed: Spencer Lovejoy, Y def. Carson Spahr, D (11-5, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4)

No. 2 seed: Matthew Giegerich, D def. Nadav Raziel, Y (7-11, 11-4, 6-11, 11-7, 13-11)

No. 3 seed: Harrison Gill, Y def. Samuel C. Epley, D (11-5, 11-4, 11-5)

No. 4 seed: Calvin McCafferty, Y def. Brandon De Otaduy, D (11-7, 10-12, 11-6, 9-11, 11-3)

No. 5 seed: Tyler Carney, Y def. Toby Harding, D (9-11, 6-11, 11-6, 12-10, 11-4)

No. 6 seed: Eric Kim, Y def. Reg Anderson, D (11-7, 11-9, 13-11)

No. 7 seed: Jay Losty, Y def. Max A. Finkelstein, D (9-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-7)

No. 8 seed: Yohan Pandole, Y def. Tucker V. Martino, D (11-8, 11-5, 9-11, 11-7)

No. 9 seed: James Bell, D def. Jacob Jae-Jin Rhee, Y (8-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-6, 12-10)

No. 10 seed: Jack Bell, D def. Patrick Feeley, Y (11-4, 11-5, 11-2)

 

Report by Johnny Gross '21, Yale Sports Publicity