Bulldogs Fall To Bantams, 9-0

Jan. 23, 2007

HARTFORD, Conn. - The Bulldogs could not slow down the No. 1-ranked Trinity Bantams Tuesday night in Hartford, as the eight-time defending national champions extended their winning streak to 155 matches with a 9-0 win over the No. 5 Elis.

No. 1 Nick Chirls, despite surrendering about a foot to the 6-5 freshman Baset Chaudhry--who was making his collegiate debut--put up a good fight against the No. 3-ranked collegiate player in the nation, ultimately bowing out, 3-0 (9-1, 9-1, 9-1).

The Bantams, who boast four of the top eight collegiate squash players and six of the top 20, proved why they have not lost in nearly a decade. No. 3 Gustav Detter bounced back from his 3-1 loss to Julian Illingworth last January in New Haven to beat Moshe Sarfaty by a score of 3-0 (9-0, 9-0, 9-2).

After falling behind 2-0, No. 6 Todd Ruth and No. 7 Ho Ming Chiu both attempted to put together comebacks. Ruth won the third game 9-8 against Manek Mathur before succumbing 9-7 in the fourth. Chiu, whose match with Rushabh Vora was the last one to be completed, took the third game 9-2 and staged an epic battle with Vora in the fourth before finally falling, 9-7.

The No. 5 Bulldogs drop to 8-2 with the loss. They will be back in action this weekend at the Yale Round Robin, and return to Ivy League play on Feb. 3 when they host the Tigers of Princeton.

Results:
No. 1 Baset Chaudhry (T) def. Nick Chirls (Y), 3-0 (9-1, 9-1, 9-1)
No. 2 Shaun Johnstone (T) def. Max Samuel (Y), 3-0 (9-4, 9-1, 9-4)
No. 3 Gustav Detter (T) def. Moshe Sarfaty (Y), 3-0 (9-0, 9-0, 9-2)
No. 4 Sahil Vora (T) def. Aaron Fuchs (Y), 3-0 (9-4, 9-5, 9-6)
No. 5 Eduardo Pereira (T) def. Francis Johnson (Y), 3-0 (9-7, 9-1, 9-1)
No. 6 Manek Mathur (T) def. Todd Ruth (Y), 3-1 (9-4, 9-7, 8-9, 9-1)
No. 7 Rushabh Vora (T) def. Ho Ming Chiu (Y), 3-1 (9-7, 9-0, 2-9, 9-7)
No. 8 Simbarashe Muhwati (T) def. Colin Campbell (Y), 3-0 (9-1, 9-0, 9-7)
No. 9 Eric Wadhwa (T) def. Bill Hatch (Y), 3-0 (9-4, 9-6, 9-1)

Report filed by David Sherfinski '08, Yale Sports Publicity

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