No. 7 Yale Tops Mammoths in 2019 Opener

No. 7 Yale Tops Mammoths in 2019 Opener

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 26 Amherst men's squash team was overwhelmed by No. 7 Yale University on Monday afternoon which saw the Bulldogs sweeping all but one set against the Mammoths, winning 9-0 at Brady Squash Center.

In the number one spot, Terrence Wang '21 dropped the first to sets against Spencer Lovejoy 11-5 and 11-6. Wang fought hard in the third to post eight points, but fell just short, losing 11-8. At number two, Charlie Sutherby lined up with Nadav Raziel who took the 11-1, 11-4, 11-7 victory over the Mammoths. Robinson Armour '22 (3) and Pavan Nagaraj '21 (6) went up against Harrison Gill (3) and Tiber Worth (6), which saw the Bulldogs sweeping both matches and holding the Mammoths to under six points in each set.

The closest match of the day came in the seventh spot when David Merkel '19 battled Eric Kim, stealing the only set for the Purple & White on the day. Kim opened the first set with a close, 11-9, victory before Merkel's 11-5 victory in the second. However, Kim never looked back after that and went on to win the final two sets (11-3, 11-8).   

Robert Parker '21 faced off against Tyler Carney in the fifth spot. Parker lost the first set by a score of 11-9 before dropping by a narrow margin again in the second (11-8). Carney built off the momentum he had to post a demanding 11-3 victory in the third set to secure the victory for the Bulldogs.

With the loss, Amherst will fall to 1-2 on the season while the Bulldogs continue their unblemished season, advancing to 3-0. The Mammoths will travel to Harvard University where they face off against Tufts University on January 10th in their next matchup. Yale faces the Jumbos as well today at 4:00 PM before hosting the University of Pennsylvania on January 12th, starting at 12:00 PM.