Mar 03, 2017
NEW HAVEN, Conn.— The Yale men's squash team will send seven athletes to the CSA Individual Championships held this weekend at Dartmouth college in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Senior captain TJ Dembinski is seeded in the tournament's top draw, which consists of the top 16 collegiate squash players in the country. Last year's singles champion and winner of the Pool Trophy, Ahmed Abdel Khalek of Bates College has since graduated, leaving the door open for a new individual champion this year. Dembinski enters the tournament seeded tenth in his pool of 16 athletes, and is set to play the University of Rochester's Mario Yanez at 5:30 p.m. on Friday in the first round of competition. A good performance from Dembinski could put him in contention for recognition as an All-American.
Freshman Spencer Lovejoy, sophomore Jay Losty and juniors Pierson Broadwater, Tripp Kaelin, Thomas Kingshott and Arjun Kochhar will be competing in the Malloy Division of the tournament, which is comprised of all the players in the league ranked No. 17 and below.
Lovejoy is ranked first in the Malloy Division and will compete in the Molloy North bracket. His top placement sets him up to finish strong in his first season as a Yale Bulldog.
Broadwater and Losty will play in the Molloy South Bracket, at positions No. 6 and 7, respectively. If both win their respective first round matches, they will be set against one another in quarterfinals.
Kingshott, Kaelin, and Kochhar were placed in the Molloy West bracket and will play from spots No. 3, 7, and 11, respectively.
Report by Kate Flanders '18, Yale Sports Publicity