Cambridge, Mass. - With the opening round of the College Squash Association National Championships in the books, the Columbia men's squash team are off to a solid start with an impressive victory. The Lions took down Drexel 8-1 on Friday, Feb. 14 to advance to the semi-final round of the Hoehn Cup (B Division).

Columbia will return to the Murr Center to take on No.10 Western Ontario in the semi-finals on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 9 a.m. Western Ontario defeated No. 15 Williams in the opening round 7-2 to meet the Lions. Both teams share wins over George Washington, Williams and Dartmouth during the regular season.

Live updates will be provided HERE throughout the weekend.

 

Match Date Seed #5
Matches
Won
Seed #6
Matches
Won
2/14/14  No. 11 Columbia
8  No. 14 Drexel
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  Columbia Drexel Winner's Score Winner
1S Ramit Tandon Justin Singh 11-4, 11-6, 11-5 Columbia
2S Rishi Tandon Michael Thompson 11-6, 11-5, 11-9 Columbia
3S Mohamed AbdelMaksoud Mark Lindsay 11-8. 10-12, 11-9, 4-11, 14-12 Drexel
4S Joshua Sehkar Sebastian Dangond 12-10, 12-10, Retired Columbia
5S Daniel Saleem Noel Solomon 11-7, 6-11, 11-8, 10-12, 12-10 Columbia
6S Jonathan Gil Nathaniel Fry 11-5, 10-12, 11-2, 11-1 Columbia
7S Alec Goldberg Joseph Gingold 6-11, 11-7, 11-1, 11-5 Columbia
8S Tarun Nambiar Ben Bevan 11-7, 8-11, 11-4, 11-8 Columbia
9S Alex Nalle  Harshil Dokania 11-7, 11-7, 11-9 Columbia
10S Andrew Tan William Heyman 11-6, 11-4, 11-3 Columbia