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Cardinals Take Down Division I Stanford, 7-2

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

By Ben Shapiro

PALO ALTO, Calif.— In a battle of Cardinals versus Cardinal, the 30th-ranked Wesleyan University men's squash team topped No. 32 Stanford University on Tuesday night, taking down the hosts 7-2.

Freshman Sean Choi was in control throughout at No. 1 against Rhagav Mehrotra, winning 11-6, 11-6, 11-4, while fellow freshman Will Coburn was even more dominant at No. 8, taking down Ben Esposito 11-5, 11-2, 11-2.

Junior Josh Lane didn't skip a beat in his first action of the year after returning from a semester abroad, winning 11-7, 11-9, 11-4 at No. 4 over Chris Deisch. 

Clinching the match for Wesleyan over Stanford was Premchai Bunsermvicha '20, who was solid against Dan Wu, emerging with an 11-4, 11-8, 11-7 triumph.

The match marked the culmination of five days of training in the Bay Area for the team. In addition to training sessions on the campus of Stanford, the team has also had the opportunity to train at the Bay Club in Redwood City, Calif. while on the west coast. 

For more on the team's trip, including a daily blog from team members, check out https://wesleyansquash.wordpress.com/ and the team's Instagram page, @wessquash.

The Cardinals will return to Middletown on Wednesday in advance of a weekend full of matches, as they host MIT on Friday at 5 p.m. and Hamilton on Sunday at 12 p.m.