POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The No. 20 men's squash team split a pair of matches, defeating Vassar and falling to No. 21 Wesleyan on Saturday, February 12.  The Lions defeated the host school Vassar 9-0 and dropped a close battle to Wesleyan 5-4.  Columbia improves 11-4 to close out the regular portion of its schedule.

In their first match of the day, the Lions were dominant, sweeping all nine matches, including eight in three-straight games. Tony Zou played No. 1 for Columbia and defeated Jake Harris 11-2, 11-3, and 11-8. Both Clayton Dalhman and Graham Miao shut out their opponents in the first games of their match en route to their victories.

The second match of the day proved to be much tougher as Columbia faced off against No. 21 Wesleyan.  Earlier in the season, the Lions narrowly edged them 5-4, but this time it was the Cardinals who came out on top with the 5-4 win.

Graham Miao defeated Dale Kobrin 11-5, 11-4, 11-8 at No. 3, while Alec Goldberg (No. 7), Daniel Gentile (No. 8) and Marvin So (No. 9) won in five games each.

Columbia will next compete at the Men's Nationals in Cambridge, Mass. on Friday, February 25 through Sunday, February 27. The Individual National Championships are set for March 4-6 in Hanover, N.H.

Columbia 9, Vassar 0
1. Tony Zou (C) def. Jake Harris (VC) 11-2, 11-3, 11-8
2. Clayton Dahlman (C) def. Arjun Jain (VC) 11-0, 11-7, 11-4
3. Graham Miao (C) def. Mehdi Naqvi (VC) 11-0, 11-1, 11-6
4. Andrew Tan (C) def. Max Middleton (VC) 6-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-4
5. Theo Buchsbaum (C) def. Andrew Lindsay (VC) 11-5, 11-1, 11-5
6. Martin Goman (C) def. Ansser Sadiq (VC) 11-5, 11-5, 11-5
7. Alec Goldberg (C) def. Will English (VC) 11-8, 11-6, 11-4
8. Dan Gentile (C) def. Oliver Newman (VC) 11-9, 11-1, 11-3
9. Marvin So (C) def. Ricardo Espinosa (VC) 11-5, 11-4, 11-1

 

Wesleyan 5, Columbia 4
1. John Steele (W) def. Anthony Zou 11-6, 11-8, 11-9
2. Candal Matthew (W) def. Clayton Dahlman 11-6, 11-6, 11-6
3. Graham Miao (C) def. Dale Kobrin 11-5, 11-4, 11-8
4. Alex Nunez (W) def. Andrew Tan 11-5, 13-11, 11-5
5. Alexander Nassikas (W) def. Theo Buchsbaum 12-10, 13-11, 11-9
6. Jeffrey Berman (W) def. Martin Goman 11-3, 11-6, 11-6
7. Alec Goldberg (C) def. Ethan Moritz 7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9
8. Daniel Gentile (C) def. Luke Wherry 3-11, 11-8, 11-7, 8-11, 11-8
9. Marvin So (C) def. Shivan Bhavnani 11-7, 12-10, 8-11, 6-11, 15-13
10. Anchit Nayar (C) def. Keitaro Sagawa 11-4, 11-7, 11-7