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Men's Squash Drops Pair of Matches at NESCAC Championships

Photo by Garret Weintrob '21
Photo by Garret Weintrob '21

By Ben Shapiro

HAMILTON, N.Y. – Day 2 of the NESCAC Championships featured a pair of battles for the Wesleyan University men's squash team, but the Cardinals came up short in both matches, falling 8-1 to Tufts and then dropping a heartbreaker 5-4 to Connecticut College. The matches were part of the consolation round robin and were hosted at Colgate University. With the losses, Wesleyan finishes the weekend in eleventh place in the NESCAC.


  • Freshman Sean Choi was the only Cardinal to go 2-0 on the day. He started by taking a tight first game over Tufts and then cruising, finishing with a 13-11, 11-4, 11-2 victory. Later against Conn. College, he was again solid in a three-game victory, winning 11-8, 11-9, 11-4.
  • Junior Kevin Le, who had been playing No. 7 this season but moved up to No. 5 this weekend, proved he was ready for the step up. Though he lost against Tufts, the match was about as close as it gets. The junior was edged in a five-game thriller 14-12, 11-7, 6-11, 3-11, 16-14. In his second match, Le bounced back well, winning in four games 6-11, 11-3, 11-3, 11-7.
  • Freshman Will Coburn and junior Alex Dreyfus were the other two winners for Wesleyan against Conn. College, taking their matches at No. 8 and No. 6, respectively.
  • The match against the Camels came down to No. 3, where sophomore Will Bienstock fought valiantly and came within a point of clinching the match for Wesleyan. In the end, it was Mikey Rodriguez from Conn. College who was victorious, winning 6-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 12-10.


  • With their NESCAC Championship weekend now complete, Wesleyan turns its focus to the CSA National Championships, which will be held February 23-25, with Trinity College serving as the main host site.