BRUNSWICK, Maine – Sean Choi won a thrilling four-set match in the No. 1 spot but it proved to be the only win for the Wesleyan University men's squash team as the 31st-ranked Cardinals lost to No. 23 Bowdoin College on the road Wednesday afternoon, 8-1.
With the loss, Wesleyan falls to 1-8 on the year. The Polar Bears improve to 2-2.
- Choi edged Ian Squiers in the first set, 12-10, but lost the second 11-5. With the match tied at 1-1, Choi once again narrowly defeated Squiers in a thrilling third set by a score of 15-13 and earned the victory in the fourth with an 11-9 win.
- In the No. 4 position, William Bienstock lost 3-1 to Carson Claar. Bienstock won the first set 11-4 but dropped the next three by scores of 11-4, 11-4, 11-2.
- Bowdoin swept the No. 2 and 3 positions, as well as No. 5-9 en route to the victory.
- Wesleyan is off until next weekend when it competes in the Pioneer Valley Invitational. On Saturday, Jan. 19 the Cardinals will face MIT at Mount Holyoke (9:30 a.m.) and Haverford at Amherst (5 p.m.). The following day, they remain at Amherst to face Hamilton at 10:30 a.m.