NEW YORK - The No. 11 Columbia men's squash team hit the road on Sunday, Feb. 9 for their final match of the regular season at Penn. The Lions battled tough, but the Quakers would come away with a 5-4 win.
Despite the loss, Columbia posted wins in the top four positions. Ramit Tandon pulled of a 3-0 victory at No. 1 and brother Rishi Tandon followed with a 3-0 sweep at the No. 2 postition. Mohamed AbdelMaksoud did the same at No. 3 and Joshua Sekhar dug deep to complete the comeback win at the No. 4 position in the five games.
On Friday, Feb. 7, Columbia wrapped its home slate at the SL Green StreetSquash Center with an Ivy League match against No. 7 Princeton. The Tigers handed the Lions a 7-2 loss, but it was still a very proud day for the senior class.
Ramit Tandon grabbed a win at the No. 1 position for the Lions. Tandon defeated Sam Kang in straight games (11-8, 11-3, 11-2) for his 10th win of the season. Joshua Sekhar added a 4-1 victory at the No. 4 postion (13-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4), defeating Princeton's David Hoffman.
The Lions finished the regular season at 6-6 overall and 2-5 in the Ivy League. Up next, Columbia will gear for the CSA Team National Championships in Cambridge, Mass. on Friday, Feb. 14 - Sunday, Feb. 16.
|2/9/14||No. 10 Penn||5||No. 11 Columbia||4|
|3S||Mohamed AbdelMaksoud||15-13, 11-5, 11-9||Columbia|
||Joshua Sekhar||7-11, 11-8, 12-10, 5-11, 11-8||Columbia|
||Daniel Saleem||12-14, 11-7, 11-4, 11-6||Penn|
|6S||Jonathan Gill||11-3, 11-5, 7-11, 5-11, 11-5||Penn|
|7S||Alec Goldberg||11-7, 11-4, 11-6||Penn|
|8S||John Dudzick||Tarun Nambiar||11-5, 11-8, 11-5||Penn|
|9S||Jack Maine||Alex Nalle||9-11, 11-6, 11-4, 7-11, 11-9||Penn|
|2/7/14|| No. 11 Columbia
||2|| No. 7 Princeton
|1S||Ramit Tandon||Sam Kang||11-8, 11-3, 11-2||Columbia|
|2S||Rishi Tandon||Tyler Osborne||2-11, 6-11, 6-11||Princeton|
|3S||Mohamed AbdelMaksoud||Dylan Ward||7-11, 11-8, 2-11, 2-11||Princeton|
|4S||Joshua Sekhar||David Hoffman||13-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4||Columbia|
|5S||Daniel Saleem||Taylor Turone||11-6, 3-11, 11-7, 7-11||Princeton|
|6S||Jonathan Gill||Michael LeBlanc||6-11, 4-11, 11-8, 7-11||Princeton|
|7S||Alec Goldberg||Sam Ezratty||7-11, 7-11, 9-11||Princeton|
|8S||Tarun Nambiar||Ash Egan||9-11, 11-8, 6-11, 4-11||Princeton|
|9S||Alex Nalle||Ben Leizman||8-11, 11-3, 7-11, 7-11||Princeton|
|10S||Andrew Tan||Michael East||6-11, 9-11, 7-11||Princeton|