February 27, 2005

Tigers Top Bulldogs

Feb. 27, 2005

Cambridge, MA - The No. 3 seeded Elis concluded a disappointing weekend at the College Squash Association Team Championship, falling to fifth seeded Princeton 6-3 this afternoon in the consolation round.

Moshe Sarfaty, Nick Chirls and Max Samuel earned Yale's three victories in the match, with each victory coming in three games.

The Elis dropped a pair of five game heartbreakers that helped determine the match's outcome. At No. 5, Trevor Rees led Princeton's Tom McKay 2-1, but McKay won the last two games, each by a 9-7 score, to earn the victory. Parker Sutton defeated Yale's Ho Ming Chiu at No. 7 in five games after the Eli freshman came from behind to knot it at two.

The match concludes the Bulldogs' season with only the CSA Individual Championships remaining at Dartmouth next weekend.

Results:

No. 1 Yasser El Halaby (P) def. Julian Illingworth (Y) 9-2, 9-2, 9-4
No. 2 Robert Hong (P) def. Josh Schwartz (Y) 7-9, 9-3, 9-3
No. 3 Moshe Sarfaty (Y) def. Michael Gilman (P) 9-4, 9-2, 9-7
No. 4 Nick Chirls (Y) def. Preston Comey (P) 9-2, 9-4, 9-4
No. 5 Tom McKay (P) def. Trevor Rees (Y) 9-4, 8-10, 1-9, 9-7, 9-7
No. 6 Vincent Yu (P) def. Chris Wyant (Y) 9-3, 9-5, 9-3
No. 7 Parker Sutton (P) def. Ho Ming Chiu (Y) 10-8, 9-5, 4-9, 1-9, 9-5
No. 8 Max Samuel (Y) def. Tim Callahan (P) 9-1, 9-2, 9-5
No. 9 Rob Siverd (P) def. Alex Tilton (Y) 10-9, 9-2, 6-9, 9-6

Report filed by Sean Singer '06, Yale Sports Publicity