AMHERST, Mass. - On Saturday, Jan. 18, the Columbia men's squash team finished the two-day Pioneer Valley Invitational with a 2-1 record. The Lions defeated both Amherst and Wesleyan on Friday before falling to No. 6 Franklin and Marshall 6-3 this morning.
Despite the team loss, Ramit Tandon remained unbeaten on the season at the No.1 position with a 11-9, 11-9, 11-5 victory over Franklin & Marshall's John Steele. Rishi Tandon remained solid at the No. 2 position with a win as well, 11-6, 11-8, 11-6.
After being down two games to one, Jonathan Gill put together a tough comeback victory at the No. 7 position. Gill won two straight games to drop the Diplomat's Zander Nassikas, 7-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9, 11-9.
The Lions (4-3) will cap the weekend with a return to SL Green StreetSquash on Sunday, Jan. 19 for a 2 p.m. match as they host No. 18 Williams
|1/18/14|| No. 11 Columbia
||3|| No. 6 Franklin & Marshall
|Columbia||Franklin & Marshall
|2S||Rishi Tandon||Sedano,Mauricio A.||11-6,11-8,11-6||Columbia|
|3S||Osborne,Cole||8-11,11-2, 11-2, 11-1||F&M|
|4S||Joshua Sekhar||Cutler,Charles S L||6-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-2||F&M|
|5S||Daniel Saleem||Arjoon,Alexander P||9-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-9||F&M|
|6S||Tarun Nambiar||Almeida,Pedro V.||11-6, 11-5, 11-8||F&M|
|7S||Jonathan Gill||Mullaney,Ryan J||7-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9, 11-9||Columbia|
|8S||Alec Goldberg||Cunningham,Dylan M.||11-6, 11-2, 11-7||F&M|
|9S||Alex Nalle||Henry,Brian J||11-9, 11-10,11-7||F&M|
|10s||Andrew Tan||Zaveri,Aadit||11-3, 11-4, 9-11, 11-2||F&M|