NEW HAVEN, Conn.—After a strong showing at the Ivy League Scrimmages earlier this month, the Yale men's squash team will start its regular season off with back-to-back away matches against Drexel and Franklin & Marshall this weekend.
Tensions will be high for the regular season opener against Drexel (1-3) on Friday. The last time Yale saw the Dragons, in January 2017, they came up just short in an epic three-hour match that came down to a single point at the No. 1 spot. It is safe to say that the No. 9 Bulldogs will be hungry for another shot at the No. 7 team and ready to start its season off on a good note.
On Saturday, Yale will be looking to continue what has been an impressive streak of wins against Franklin and Marshall (1-4) by securing their seventh victory in as many years.
The Yale men have 12 returning athletes on top of their remarkable First-Year class, setting them up nicely for a successful season.
"We have really pushed each other every day on the court and in the weight room," says senior captain Thomas Kingshott. "We had a very positive start to the season, especially with our freshmen, at the Ivy League Scrimmages. We hope to continue that form into this weekend and utilize our depth to get the win on Friday night."
The match against Drexel will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, and the Bulldogs will go up against F&M at noon on Saturday.
Report by Kate Flanders '18, Yale Sports Publicity