Pictured: Richard Hill concluded the regular season with a
5-4 record at the No. 2 slot.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot Photography
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- In the final match of the regular season, the fifth-ranked Harvard men's squash team fell at archrival Yale, losing to the second-ranked Bulldogs by a score of 8-1 Saturday. The Crimson finishes the regular season with a 5-4 overall record and 4-2 mark in Ivy League matches, while the Bulldogs improve to 12-1 and 6-0 in the Ancient Eight.
At the No. 1 slot, Colin West, who completed the regular season with an 8-1 record, defeated Kenneth Chan, 3-1, to earn Harvard's lone victory of the match. At the No. 2 position, Richard Hill fell to Yale's Todd Ruth, 3-1, while Zeke Scherl dropped his match at the No. 3 spot to Aaron Fuchs, 3-2, in the closest match of the day.
At the No. 6 position, Eliot Buchanan picked up one game before eventually losing to Naishadh Lalwani, 3-1.
Harvard will now ready for the upcoming College Squash Association National Team Championships, which will be held at Yale Feb. 19-21. The Crimson placed fourth at least year's team championships.
No. 2 Yale 8, No. 1 Harvard 1
No. 1 Colin West (H) def. Kenneth Chan (Y), 3-1
No. 2 Todd Ruth (Y) def. Richard Hill (H), 3-1
No. 3 Aaron Fuchs (Y) def. Zeke Scherl (H), 3-2
No. 4 Hywel Robinson (Y) def. J. Reed Endresen (H), 3-0
No. 5 John Roberts (Y) def. Jason Michas (H), 3-0
No. 6 Naishadh Lalwani (Y) def. Eliot Buchanan (H), 3-1
No. 7 Richard Dodd (Y) def. Franklin Cohen (H), 3-0
No. 8 Robert Berner (Y) def. William Ahmed (H), 3-0
No. 9 Christopher Plimpton (Y) def. Alexander Ma (H), 3-0