December 2, 2007

Yale Opens Season With 5-4 Win Over Penn

Dec. 1, 2007

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Yale men's squash opened its Ivy campaign with a thrilling 5-4 victory at Penn on Saturday. With the overall match tied at four apiece, captain Moshe Sarfaty beat Andrew Zimmerman by a 3-1 score to clinch the win for Yale.

At No. 9, William Hatch was able to pick up a big 3-2 win for the Elis, defeating Ryan Rayfield.

Also scoring wins for the Bulldogs were No. 2 Aaron Fuchs, who defeated Mark Froot 3-0, No. 5 Francis Johnson, who picked up a 3-1 win over Porter Drake, and No. 8 John Fulham, who beat Parker Justi, 3-1.

"Penn played really well," said head coach Dave Talbott. "We played flat in a couple spots, and they played a few guys that we didn't see at the [Ivy] Scrimmage."

"We were glad to get out of there with a win," he said. "There was a huge crowd, and it was a really tough environment."

Results:
No. 1 Lee Rosen (P) def. Max Samuel (Y), 3-1
No. 2 Aaron Fuchs (Y) def. Mark Froot (P), 3-0
No. 3 Spencer Kurn (P) def. Todd Ruth (Y), 3-1
No. 4 James Clark (P) def. Ho Ming Chiu (Y), 3-2
No. 5 Francis Johnson (Y) def. Porter Drake (P), 3-1
No. 6 Joey Raho (P) def. Naishadh Lalwani (Y), 3-1
No. 7 Moshe Sarfaty (Y) def. Andrew Zimmerman (P), 3-1
No. 8 John Fulham (Y) def. Parker Justi (P), 3-1
No. 9 William Hatch (Y) def. Ryan Rayfield (P), 3-2

Report filed by David Sherfinski '08, Yale Sports Publicity

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