M. squash falls, must share Ivy title

In 1990, the last time the Elis won an Ancient Eight title, most of the Yale men’s squash team was entering preschool or kindergarten. Like everyone, they probably learned many golden lessons there, but perhaps the toughest was to learn how to share. Sixteen years later, it still is not that easy. The No. 3 […]

Dynasty downed: Elis fall to Crimson

Surreal was an understatement. The Ivy League trophy had sat on a table next to the main exhibition court during all of yesterday’s match, looking quite at home in the Brady Squash Center. It was just brought out from the trophy case upstairs yesterday afternoon as a formality, meant to return back behind the glass […]

Title in hand, m. squash seeks more

A big box of rings will arrive in New Haven for the men’s squash team sometime in the next few weeks. The dirty work is done, and the Elis are already the 2006 Ancient Eight champions, having clinched at least part of the title when Princeton downed Harvard in Boston 10 days ago. But the […]

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The nonchalant fanfare could barely match that of a weekday practice. The coaching staff left their Sunday best, last donned for this past weekend’s headliner match against Princeton, in the closet. With hardly a peep and not the slightest of pomp, men’s squash took care of Amherst, and all was well and calm at the […]

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PRINCETON, N.J. — Soaked with sweat after a grueling day in a Princeton dungeon, Andrew Vinci ’06 didn’t know what hit him. It was men’s squash team captain Julian Illingworth ’06, and he was not alone. A swarm of dripping blue shirts and bandanas followed their leader, leaping over the second-floor guard rail of the […]

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The stage seemed set for something magical to happen at Payne Whitney. The squash galleries were still rocking from a thrilling women’s squash match that went down to the final serve. Many of the squash regulars — parents wearing suits and toting copies of the Wall Street Journal — poked their way around a teeming […]

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Hartford. You may have grabbed a brief gritty vista from a Connecticut Limo en route to Bradley Airport. The population is slipping, the insurance firms are outsourcing and the beloved Whalers have now long since fled to Raleigh. But in the past 10 years, the hilly city a few exits up I-91 has found a […]

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27 up, 27 down. The business-like Elis made startlingly quick work dispatching three visitors while graciously opening up the Brady Squash Center to seemingly half of the collegiate squash world for the Yale Round Robin tournament this weekend. Although the men’s squash team (7-0, 3-0 Ivy) kept its perfect Ivy season going with a Saturday […]

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The Trinity game. It is the centerpiece, the focus, the fixation of both of Dave Talbott’s undefeated squash squads and has been since practices started months ago on the fourth-floor courts of Payne Whitney. Now, the measuring-stick match is just six days away. But Wednesday’s clash against the nationally acclaimed Bantams is not next on […]

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The Penn match may have only been a few weeks back, but for Yale men’s squash, it was as good as ancient history. This time around, there were no flirtations with shocking defeat or rousing comebacks, but a few quick blowouts over a pair of guests at Payne Whitney. The Elis (4-0, 2-0 Ivy) kicked […]