HARTFORD, Conn. – The sixth-seeded Wesleyan University men's squash team fell 9-0 in the quarterfinals of the 2016 NESCAC Men's Squash Championship to No. 3 Bates College, but responded with a 6-3 win in the consolation round over No. 7 Bowdoin College Saturday at Trinity's George A. Kellner Squash Center.
WESLEYAN VS BATES HIGHLIGHTS
- The Cardinals, ranked No. 20 in the nation, fell to 8-5 overall in dual-matches as they dropped into the consolation round. The 17th-ranked Bobcats improved to 10-6 this season.
- In the No. 4 position, Alex Kamisher '17 took the first game, 11-8, but dropped the next three to Caran Arora.
- Trailing 2-0 in the No. 5 position, David Sneed '17 rallied with consecutive wins of 11-5 and 12-10, but dropped the decisive fifth game, 11-9.
- Zach Roach '17 claimed the second set in his match from the No. 6 spot, but dropped the following two as he lost, 3-1.
WESLEYAN VS BOWDOIN HIGHLIGHTS
- Wesleyan defeated the 21st-ranked Polar Bears, 6-3, to improve to 9-5 overall.
- The Cardinals won both matches at the top of the lineup. Guy Davidson '16 swept the No. 1 position by scores of 11-3, 11-2, 11-9, and Raheem Logan '16 won the No. 2 spot despite dropping the first two games. The senior responded and rattled off three straight wins – 12-10, 11-8, 11-9.
- In the No. 5 position, Sneed swept Satya Butler with marks of 11-6, 11-8, 11-7.
- Roach earned another sweep for the Cardinals as he claimed the No. 6 spot, 12-10, 11-5, 12-10.
- Grant Lounsbury '17 earned a 3-1 win (11-13, 11-1, 11-5, 11-9) from the No. 7 spot, and Jason Brandner '16 claimed a 3-0 sweep (11-4, 11-8, 11-7) in the No. 9 position.
- The Cardinals return to action tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 7 and will face Colby at 9 a.m.