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No. 11 Menís Squash Falters in CSA Team National Semifinals to No. 10 Williams

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 02/23/2013
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The No. 11 Columbia men's squash team dropped its Hoehn Cup (B Division) semifinal match Saturday afternoon to No. 10 Williams by a score of 6-3. The Lions will wrap up the 2013 CSA National Team Championships with a matchup against Dartmouth in the 11/12th place contest Sunday.

Ramit Tandon and Mohamed AbdelMaksoud defended the top of the ladder for the Lions, winning the top two matches. Tandon swept Kevin Chen, 11-5, 11-5, 11-4, in the No. 1 match, while AbdelMaksoud took down Nick Marks in three-games, 11-4, 11-8, 11-9.

Daniel Saleem provided Columbia's third win by capturing the No. 5 match in five games. Saleem dropped the first game but battled back and secured the win in the fifth game, 7-11, 11-7, 11-5, 14-16, 11-8.

The Lions match against Dartmouth is slated to start at 3 p.m. Sunday.

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