NEW YORK – No.5 Columbia men's squash upset No.3 Rochester on Thursday at SL Green Streetsquash in comeback fashion and improved to 3-1 on the season.
It came down to the final match between first-year Rahul Sehrawat and Rochester's Lawrence Kuhn in the seventh position. With the match tied at two sets a piece, the two rallied back and forth in the fifth set but it was Sehrawat who was able to score the final two points and bring home the 12-10 match victory, and the 5-4 win for Columbia.
After trailing for much of the afternoon, Sehrawat and Osama Khalifa in the top spot (11-9, 4-11, 11-6, 11-9) won the final two matches to complete the upset.
UP NEXT: The Lions will begin a Ivy League play this weekend hosting a pair of conference foes. On Saturday, Jan.14 at 12 p.m. Columbia will take on #16 Brown, followed by #2 Yale on Sunday Jan. 15 at 12 p.m..
|1||Ryosei Kobayashi||Osama Khalifa||11-9, 4-11, 11-6, 11-9|
|2||Mario Yanez Tapia||Rishi Tandon||12-10, 8-11, 11-9, 11-6||ROCHESTER|
|3||Tomotaka Endo||Seif Attia||11-8, 11-7, 11-7|
|4||Ricardo Lopez||Adham Madi||11-9, 11-3, 11-5||ROCHESTER|
|5||Matthew Toth||Carter Robitaille||11-7, 8-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8||ROCHESTER|
|6||Aria Fazelimanesh||Arhum Saleem||11-4, 11-4, 7-11, 7-11, 11-9|
|7||Lawrence Kuhn||Rahul Sehrawat||11-7, 8-11, 10-12, 11-9 12-10|
|8||Michelangelo Bertocchi||Robin Mann||6-11, 11-6, 11-5, 8-11, 11-9||ROCHESTER|
|9||Numair Sani||Joshua Sekhar||11-8, 11-3, 11-5|