NEW YORK - The Columbia men's squash team continued their impressive showing at the 2012 CSA National Championships. Following an upset 5-4 win over Navy on Friday, February 17, the Lions defeated Williams College 5-4 Saturday, February 18 to earn a trip to the finals of the Hoehn Cup (B Division) finals match.

Following the first round matches, Columbia went up 2-1 with wins from junior Graham Miao at no.3  and sophomore Theo Buchsbaum no.5.  In the second shift  the Lions suffered a loss at number 8 but first-year Kyul Rhee came from losing the first game to win giving Columbia a 3-2  overall lead in the match.

The biggest win of the day came from junior captain Tony Zou who defeated his opponent 11-7,11-8,5-11,1-11,11-9 whom he had lost to earlier in the regular season. This put Columbia up 4-2 but Williams picked up two more wins at number 4 and 7, which tied the match up 4-4.

The match came down to the number one's. First-year standout, Ramit Tandon posted an impressive 3-0 win over the Williams no. 1 to clinch the win over Williams.

On Sunday, February 19th at noon, Columbia will face Ivy League foe Penn in the finals to win the Hoehn Cup. These two teams faced each other earlier this season in Philadelphia, Pa. with Penn taking the win 7-2.



Match Date Home Matches
Visitor Matches
02/18/12 Columbia University 5 Williams College 4
Singles      Indicates Winner
  Columbia University Williams College Winner's Score Winner
1S Tandon,Ramit Morris,William D. 11-3,11-8,11-9 Columbia University
2S Zou,Anthony H Chen,Kevin M. 11-7,11-8,5-11,1-11,11-9 Columbia University
3S Miao,Graham Maruca,Andrew M. 11-6,11-8,11-5 Columbia University
4S Saleem,Danial Foehl,Taylor 7-11,11-1,11-5,11-6 Williams College
5S Rhee,Kyul Marks,Nick 4-11,11-5,11-9,11-9 Columbia University
6S Goldberg,Alec M Greaves-Tunnell,Alexander H. 11-6,11-7,11-6 Williams College
7S Tan,Andrew L. Drobetsky,Julian 12-10,9-11,11-6,11-7 Williams College
8S Rhee,Hyunho Wilkinson,Christopher 11-4,11-3,11-7 Williams College
9S Buchsbaum,Theodore R Greaves-Tunnell,Nicholas M. 11-8,11-7,7-11,11-6 Columbia University
10S So,Marvin Pizzi,Michael 11-5,11-8,7-11,7-11,11-8 Williams College