Elis battle Penn in nationals

The men’s squash team begins its second season today when it takes on Penn (7-6, 2-4 Ivy) in the first round of the Harvard-hosted CSA Championships. The Bulldogs (11-2, 5-1), ranked No. 4 in last week’s CSA national rankings, were able to obtain the third seed, with the Quakers seeded sixth.

These two teams met in Yale’s regular-season opener, which proved to be a squeaker. The Elis one-upped the Quakers, 5-4, in thrilling fashion. With the match tied at four apiece, Moshe Sarfaty ’08 was able to defeat Andrew Zimmerman, 3-1, to clinch the victory.

The Bulldogs will look to capture their 13th nine-man —and first, since 1990 — national team title. The obvious favorite heading into this weekend’s action is top-ranked and top-seeded Trinity. The Bantams sport a 180-match winning streak dating back to 1998 — the longest win streak in college sports history — and have reeled off nine consecutive national titles.

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