Princeton Defeats Yale 6-3

Feb. 3, 2007

New Haven, CT - The physical play on court one during No. 3 Moshe Sarfaty's match against Princeton's Kimlee Wong was just the beginning of the rough match play that would occur all day. The Bulldogs (9-3, 2-2 Ivy) battled to two 3-2 victories and a 3-1 victory at the No. 2, 7 and 5 spots, respectively, but fell short against the league leading Tigers (6-0, 3-0 Ivy) 6-3 today at home.

In an atmosphere that at sometimes during the day resembled what Head Coach David Talbott called a "hockey game," today's squash match between the Bulldogs and Tigers drew a spirited crowd filled with Alumnae and Alumni on Alumnae and Alumni day at the Brady Center. Aside for three hard fought wins by No. 2 Max Samuel, No. 5 Francis Johnson and No. 7 Todd Ruth, the Bulldogs crowd came away disappointed in the match that was broadcasted on a live web stream on

Although Talbott said he was pleased with the way Yale played today, he was still disappointed by the loss.

"The men overall played very well at 6-3," Talbott said. "A little disappointing since this was a winnable match. The kids played with a lot of intensity. Princeton could be the team to beat in the league now that they hammered Penn. It was a great effort. It was a huge win for Max at 2. We were a little overmatched at No. 1 (Nick Chirls), but all the other matches were winnable."

Talbott said he appreciated the crowd and the live web stream of the match.

"It was really a great crowd," Talbott said. "We've got alums all over the world and kids overseas watching all over the world. This was a little like a hockey game. It was a good show."

Report filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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