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Wesleyan Defeats No. 11 Hamilton and No. 9 Connecticut College at NESCAC Championships

Photo Courtesy of Jonas Powell '18
Photo Courtesy of Jonas Powell '18

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The 10th-seeded Wesleyan University men's squash team swept its two consolation matches at the NESCAC Championships on Saturday at Middlebury as it defeated No. 11 Hamilton, 8-1 in the morning and No. 9 Connecticut College in the afternoon, 5-4.

With the two wins, the Cardinals improve to 4-12 overall on the season.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wesleyan cruised in its first match of the day by winning the top two spots, as well as No. 5 through No. 9, and sweeping six courts.
  • In the No. 1 spot, Sean Choi defeated Callum Sondhi by scores of 11-5, 11-8, 11-7.
  • Yahya Ladiwala claimed a four-set match over Atticus Jones in the No. 2 position with wins of 11-7, 13-11, 8-11, 11-3, and Kevin Le took a four-set match over Olivia Constable in the No. 5 spot 12-10, 10-12, 11-6, 11-7.
  • Later in the day, Wesleyan edged the Camels by taking the No. 1, 4, 7, 8 and 9 positions.
  • At the top of the lineup, Choi swept MD Jawad by scores of 11-5, 11-5, 11-8.
  • Peter Delalio and Andrew Doucette swept their matches at the No. 7 and No. 8 spots, respectively, while Will Bienstock and Scott Ji both claimed five-set thrillers.
  • Bienstock trailed 2-0 but rallied to defeat James Andrew in the No. 4 position by marks of 10-12, 6-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-9, and Ji won 11-4, 3-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-9 over Luigi Pasquariello.

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan is back in action on Sunday, Feb. 10 and will host NYU at 12 p.m. and Fordham at 2 p.m.