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Weisskopf roars back to win in men's squash against Yale

Ricky Weisskopf '08 retained a perfect individual record with a 3-1 victory over Yale's Nick Chirls.

LEWISTON, Maine -- The Yale University squash teams showed form befitting one of the top college teams in the U.S. in a visit to Bates on Saturday, as both the Bulldogs' women's and men's teams registered 8-1 victories, while the host Bobcats had some impressive performances of their own.

The match is believed to be the first visit to Bates by any Yale athletic team.

The No. 5 Yale men won at every spot but at the top over the No. 13 Bates men, as junior two-time All-American Ricky Weisskopf (San Salvador, El Salvador) shook off an early deficit to beat the Bulldogs' No. 1 player, Nick Chirls, by a 4-9, 9-4, 9-1, 9-3 score. Another very strong performance for Bates came at No. 3, where senior co-captain Gary Kan (Hong Kong) lost 3-9, 4-9, 6-9 against Homing Chu, a fellow citizen of Hong Kong.

The Bates men (2-2) are next at national champion Trinity on Jan. 12.

1. BATES: Ricky Weisskopf def. N. Chirls,  4-9, 9-4, 9-1, 9-3

2. YALE: M. Samuel def. Sean Wilkinson,  9-5, 9-4, 9-4

3. YALE: H. Chu def. Gary Kan,  9-3, 9-4, 9-6

4. YALE: T. Ruth def. Jordan Greenberg,  9-5, 9-0, 9-0

5. YALE: M. Safarty def. Chip Russell,  9-4, 9-5, 9-3

6. YALE: F. Johnson def. Deacon Chapin, 9-4, 9-0, 9-0

7. YALE: E. Oetter def. Charlie Johnson,  3-0

8. YALE: C. Campbell def. Marc Taggart,  10-9, 9-0, 9-3

9. YALE: R. Feldman def. Rob Munro,  9-0, 9-0, 9-0