No. 5 Yale to Host Haverford, Tufts

Georgia Blatchford. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Georgia Blatchford. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — This Sunday, No. 5 Yale will host No. 32 Haverford and No. 28 Tufts at the Brady Squash Center.

The Bulldogs (6-0, 2-0 Ivy) have earned 9-0 victories in each of their first six matches, and will look to keep up their high level of play this weekend.

Yale's first opponent, Haverford (1-3) beat No. 36 NYU 5-4 in its first game of the season before dropping its next three, including a 9-0 loss to No. 13 Franklin and Marshall, whom Yale defeated 9-0 on Jan. 8. Haverford's match against Yale will come at the end of a long week of squash for the Fords, who will play several matches in the Pioneer Valley Invitational on Friday and Saturday before facing Tufts in New Haven on Sunday morning.

After the match against Haverford, Yale's team will take on Tufts. The Jumbos (3-5), despite graduating six seniors at the end of last season, have managed to notch several wins in the early stages of this year. However, their five losses include a 9-0 defeat at the hands of No. 15 Williams, who in turn suffered a 9-0 loss against Yale on Dec. 6.

The action in the Brady Squash Center will begin early on Sunday, with an 11 a.m. contest between Haverford and Tufts. Yale will begin play at 1 p.m. with a match against Haverford before closing out the day against Tufts.

Report by Evan Brown '16, Yale Sports Publicity