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No. 30 Men's Squash Edged by No. 26 Hamilton, 5-4

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

By Ben Shapiro

MIDDLETOWN, Conn.— No. 26 Hamilton College came away with a hard-fought 5-4 win over the 30th-ranked Wesleyan University men's squash team on Sunday afternoon at the Rosenbaum Squash Center, getting out to a quick lead and clinching the match at No. 4 despite a spirited comeback from the Cardinals. With the win, the Continentals move to 4-3 while Wesleyan falls to 3-5.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Freshman Will Coburn got through an up and down match at No. 8 with a win over Ward Urban, taking the match 11-3, 8-11, 11-6, 9-11, 12-10.
  • Junior Kevin Le played a focused match from start to finish at No. 7, overcoming a tough loss in the second game to defeat Jonathan Ruth 11-9, 11-13, 11-2, 11-4.
  • The team's only captain, junior Yahya Ladiwala, had perhaps his most impressive match of the season, getting through Callum Sandi in three very tight games 11-6, 17-15, 12-10 at No. 2.
  • Freshman Sean Choi won his third straight match at No. 1, beating Colin O'Dell 6-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-9.

UP NEXT:

  • On Wednesday, Jan. 17th the men welcome Bates College to the Rosenbaum Squash Center for a match at 6:00 p.m. against the No. 18 Bobcats. The match will serve as a lead up to next weekend, when the Cardinals will have five matches over three days, facing off against Haverford, Dickinson, Stanford, and Connecticut College at Amherst College while also taking on Bowdoin at home in Middletown.