Squash HOF Honors Two Bulldogs
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Bulldogs rebounded from their first-round loss by defeating Dartmouth 7-2 on Saturday afternoon. They face Columbia tomorrow to determine fifth and sixth place in the standings in the Potter Cup Division.
Also winning on the afternoon was Harvard, who defeated Penn, and Trinity, who defeated Rochester. Harvard and Trinity face each other in the championship match Sunday at 3 p.m.
After the Bulldogs won their match, the four newest inductees to the Squash Hall of Fame were brought onto Court 1. Two of the four inductees were Yale greats: Michelle Quibell, a former star of the Yale Women's Squash team and the National Singles Champion in 2004, and Brooks G. Ragen Director of Squash Dave Talbott, who is in his 36th year coaching the Bulldogs.
"Being inducted into the CSA College HOF was an honor," said Talbott. "And doing it at The Brady Squash Center meant a lot. Joining this year with Michelle Quibell was very special. She led two National Championships for me when I took over the women in 2005. The overall honor is that I have been able to be part of a great period of growth and development of college squash. I appreciate the recognition."
Quibell also commented on what being inducted into the CSA College HOF means to her. "Accepting the College Squash Hall of Fame was a huge honor," said Quibell. "Doing so on our home courts with Dave and Mark Talbott made it that much more personal and special. These two coaches mean the world to me and helped make my college squash career successful. They built one of the best women's college squash teams in history, and I was lucky to be a part of it."
Both Quibell and Talbott have had illustrious careers: Quibell as a collegiate and professional athlete and Talbott as both an athlete and a coach.
Full Stats, Yale vs. Dartmouth:
No. 1 seed: Spencer Lovejoy, Y def. Carson Spahr, D (11-4, 11-4, 11-4)
No. 2 seed: Nadav Raziel, Y def. Matthew Giegerich, D (11-8, 11-6, 11-7)
No. 3 seed: Harrison Gill, Y def. Samuel C. Epley, D (11-8, 11-9, 11-7)
No. 4 seed: Calvin McCafferty, Y def. Brandon De Otaduy, D (7-11, 5-11, 11-2, 12-10, 11-9)
No. 5 seed: Tyler Carney, Y def. Toby Harding, D (5-11, 13-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9)
No. 6 seed: Eric Kim, Y def. Reg Anderson, D (11-9, 11-0, 11-9)
No. 7 seed: Jay Losty, Y def. Max A. Finkelstein, D (8-11, 9-11, 11-3, 12-10, 11-9)
No. 8 seed: Tucker V. Martino, D def. Yohan Pandole, Y (11-9, 11-8, 5-11, 6-11, 15-13)
No. 9 seed: James Bell, D def. Jacob Jae-Jin Rhee, Y (9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-6)
Report by Johnny Gross '21, Yale Sports Publicity