WASHINGTON, D.C.—The four Yale players who qualified for the 2018 College Squash Individual Championships are going on to the consolation quarterfinals after Friday's opening matches.
Sophomore Spencer Lovejoy, a player in contention for the championship's Pool trophy, faced fierce competition. Lovejoy was aggressive through five games against Columbia's Velavan Senthilkumar, coming back to win games three and four 11-6, 11-6 after losing the first two. Lovejoy came up short and was unable to close in the fifth game, despite a heroic effort.
First-year Harrison Gill, also a competitor in the top bracket of the competition, faced difficulties against Ahmed H. Bayoumy of St. Lawrence. Gill won game two but was unable to hold off the momentum of his opponent in the third and fourth games.
Junior Jay Losty struggled in his first match in the Molloy North bracket. Losty won his first game against Drexel's Bransten Ming with a score of 11-8. His competitor was ready to battle, however, and came back charging into the final three games, finishing victorious.
The competitive level of the Molloy West bracket proved high as junior Yohan Pandole took on Finn Trimble of Dickinson College. Pandole came up short despite a strong performance in the second game, which was pushed to a score of 13-11.
Additional results, brackets, and live stream video for the event can be found here.
Report by Kate Flanders '18, Yale Sports Publicity