Elis Trounce Navy and George Washington

Jan. 28, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The nationally ranked No. 4 Bulldogs (8-1, 3-0 Ivy) steamrolled over two mid-Atlantic opponents this afternoon, defeating Navy (13-5) and then George Washington (4-8) without dropping a game. Four Yale seniors led the way, as captain Julian Illingworth at No. 1, Andrew Vinci at No. 4, Trevor Rees at No. 5, and Alex Tilton at No. 7 all cruised to a pair of 3-0 wins.

Tilton was especially dominant against the Midshipmen's Dan Hellier, winning all 27 of the match's points. Rees took down Patrick Kruse in three games, dropping only three points along the way.

After the early afternoon bout in Annapolis, the Elis went inside the Beltway to take on the Colonials. The Bulldogs showed little fatigue in their second match of the day, winning all 27 games.

The Bulldogs visit No. 3 Princeton (5-0, 2-0) next Saturday their first major test in their quest for the Ivy League championship.

Yale def. Navy, 9-0:
1. Julian Illingworth (Y) def. Jeff Sawin (N), 3-0 (9-1, 9-4, 9-6)
2. Nick Chirls (Y) def. Scott Hackman (N), 3-0 (9-1, 9-2, 9-4)
3. Max Samuel (Y) def. Dhruv Parashar (N), 3-0 (9-2, 9-1, 9-1)
4. Andrew Vinci (Y) def. Christopher Zipf (N), 3-0 (9-3, 9-2, 9-0)
5. Trevor Rees (Y) def. Patrick Kruse (N), 3-0 (9-2, 9-1, 9-0)
6. Francis Johnson (Y) def. Michael John Beautyman Jr. (N), 3-0 (9-1, 9-6, 9-7)
7. Alexander Tilton (Y) def. Dan Hellier (N), 3-0 (9-0, 9-0, 9-0)
8. Colin Campbell (Y) def. Brian Hamilton (N), 3-0 (9-2, 10-8, 9-1)
9. Billy Hatch (Y) def. William Eucker (N), 3-0 (9-3, 9-4, 9-2)


Yale def. GW, 9-0:
1. Julian Illingworth (Y) def. G. Vornick (G), 3-0 (9-5, 9-1, 9-3)
2. Nick Chirls (Y) def. B. Hoels (G), 3-0 (9-6, 9-4, 9-6)
3. Max Samuel (Y) def. T. Wolas (G), 3-0 (9-3, 9-0, 9-0)
4. Andrew Vinci (Y) def. M. Greenwald (G), 3-0 (9-1, 9-3, 9-4)
5. Trevor Rees (Y) def. S. George (G), 3-0 (9-0, 9-0, 9-0)
6. Francis Johnson (Y) def. J. Commerford (G), 3-0 (9-1, 9-1, 9-1)
7. Alexander Tilton (Y) def. A. Popowich (G), 3-0 (9-2, 9-2, 9-1)
8. Colin Campbell (Y) def. B. Birenbaum (G), 3-0 (9-1, 9-0, 9-0)
9. Billy Hatch (Y) def. D. Kwak (G), 3-0 (9-0, 9-1, 9-2)

Report filed by Sean Singer '06, Yale Sports Publicity