Hartford, Conn., Jan. 18 - The Trinity College men's squash team will host the Yale University Bulldogs on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at George A. Kellner Squash Center at 6 p.m. Trinity is ranked No. 1 in the College Squash Association (CSA) National Polls, while the Bulldogs are ranked No. 2 nationally. Trinity defeated Yale, 6-3, in the 2009-10 CSA National Championship Finals in New Haven. The match will be webcast live at www.trincoll.tv.
Twelve-time defending CSA National Champion Trinity, coached by Paul Assaiante (17th season), is 5-0 and has won 229 consecutive matches dating back to the 1997-98 season which gives the Bantams the longest active winning streak in the history of intercollegiate varsity athletics. Trinity has outscored its opponents by a combined score of, 44-1, this winter.
Trinity returned to action from semester break on Saturday with a 9-0 shutout at No. 7-ranked Dartmouth, as senior tri-captain Andres Vargas (Bogota, Colombia) allowed just six points in the No. 3 match. Six Trinity players appear among the top 25 in the nation in the first CSA Individual Ranking. Senior tri-captain Parth Sharma (Jaipur, India) is ranked No. 2, followed by junior Vikram Malhotra (Mumbai, India) at No. 6, and Vargas at No. 12. Senior Randy Lim (Penang, Malaysia), and juniors Chris Binnie (Kingstown, Jamaica) and Antonio Diaz-Gonzalez (Mexico City, Mexico) are bunched together at No. 15, No. 16, and No. 17, respectively. The six have combined for a 23-0 record this season.
Yale is 7-0 in after managing a 6-3 win at No. 5-ranked Cornell on Saturday. Sophomore Hywel Robinson (Bridgend, Wales.) is the top-ranked Bulldog at No. 7 in the nation, while classmate Kenneth Chan (Singapore) is ranked No. 8, senior captain Naishadh Lalwani (Mumbai, India) is No. 19, and sophomore Richard Dodd (Benoni, South Africa) is No. 21.