Hartford, Conn. - The defending National Champion Trinity College men's squash team will visit the Yale University Bulldogs on Wednesday, January 20 at 6 p.m. Trinity is ranked No. 1 in the College Squash Association (CSA) National Poll, while the Bulldogs are ranked No. 2 nationally.
Trinity, coached by Paul Assaiante (21st season), is 9-0 and has won 18 consecutive matches while outscoring its opponents by a combined score of, 77-4, this winter including a 9-0 win over Franklin and Marshall on Saturday in its most recent effort. Yale men's squash, coached by David Talbott, is 5-1 in after losing at No. 7-ranked Rochester, 5-4, on Sunday but defeated No. 8-ranked Columbia, 7-2, at home, and No. 6-ranked St. Lawrence, 6-3, on the road, last week.
Sophomore Omar Allaudin (Lahore, Pakistan) leads the Bantams in wins with a 9-0 record, while classmate James Evans (Maidstone, England) and first-years Michael Craig (Belfast, Northern Ireland), Tom De Mulder (Gent, Belgium), and Nku Patrick (San Fernando, Trinidad) are each 8-0, and junior co-captain Affeeq Ismail (Kuching, Malaysia) is 7-0. Sophomore Rick Penders (Maastricht, Netherlands), who has emerged as a fixture at the top of the Bantam lineup, was ranked No. 9 nationally among individuals at the end of the 2014-15 campaign, while senior co-captain Juan Vargas (Bogota, Columbia) was No. 14 in last year's end-of-the-season rankings.