CAMBRIDGE, MA – The No. 3 Lions took care of business in round 1 of the 2017 Potter Cup, the A Division of CSA Team Nationals, with a 9-0 sweep of the No. 6 Dragons on Friday afternoon.
Joshua Sekhar registered the first win of the day, beating Drexel's Josh Hughes in three straight sets. Arhum Saleem then won his No. 6 match in four sets and Seif Attia rallied back from a 2-1 defict to win his No. 3 match, 3-2.
Up next was Robin Mann who got the victory in his match in three sets, but was forced to battle in the third, just getting by his opponent, 17-15.
In the fifth match of the day, Carter Robitaille was very efficient, getting the win over Drexel's Luke Willemse in three sets, without allowing his opponent to score over five points in any of them. This set win sealed the overall match victory for the Lions.
Columbia will face the winner of No. 2 Harvard and No. 7 Yale tomorrow at 12:00 PM. Catch all the action live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
|1||Omar El Atmas||Osama Khalifa||11-4, 11-4, 11-5|
|2||Bransten Ming||Rishi Tandon||12-10, 8-11, 11-8, 11-6|
|3||Michael Thompson||Seif Attia||11-6, 2-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-8|
|5||Luke Willemse||Carter Robitaille||11-3, 11-5, 11-1||
|6||Atticus Kelly||Arhum Saleem||11-5, 7-11, 11-8, 11-4|
|7||Noel Solomon||Rahul Sehrawat||11-6, 11-8, 12-10|
|8||Mostafa Aboul Makarim
||Robin Mann||11-6, 11-9, 17-15||COLUMBIA|
|9||Josh Hughes||Joshua Sekhar||11-7, 11-3, 11-3|