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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

Men's Squash Bounces Back To Win Home Opener

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 12/04/2011
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The Columbia men's squash team finished a competitive opening weekend at 1-2. They opened the season and Ivy League play in Ithaca, N.Y. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Belkin International Squash Courts facing sixth-ranked Cornell. The Lions fell to the Big Red 8-1, in Cornell's first match loss of the season.

First-year Ramit Tandon won the only match for the Lions, beating the No. 1 for the Big Red in straight sets.

Following the match, the Lions took on St. Lawerence College in the Belkin international Squash Courts. The Saints handed the Lions their second loss of the weekend with a 7-2 defeat. Tandon again won in straight sets for the Lions and junior Graham Miao completed a tough battle with the Saints' No. 5, winning the first two sets and the fifth set.

Columbia bounced back with a 8-2 home win over 16th ranked Bates College Sunday at Street Squash. Tandon finished the weekend strong, wining in straight sets for the third consecutive match. Junior Tony Zou and Miao also went on to win in straight sets. Getting their first wins of the season were sophomore Alec Goldberg, sophomore Andrew Tan, sophomore Theo Buchsbaum and Kyul Rhee.

UP NEXT

The Lions will return in the new year with a road match Tuesday, Jan. 10 in Annapolis, Md., taking on the Navy Midshipmen.

RESULTS 

Columbia 1, Cornell 8
Dec. 3, 2011 at Ithaca, N.Y.

1. Tandon, Ramit (C) def. Sachvie,Nick (Cor) 11-5, 11-5, 11-4
2. Zou, Tony (C) def. by Domenick, Alex (Cor) 11-4, 11-5, 11-5
3. Rhee, Kyul (C) def. by Jagtap, Aditiya (Cor) 11-1, 11-6,11-1
4. Saleem, Danial (C) def. by Gupata, Arjun (Cor) 11-4, 11-3, 11-1
5. Miao, Graham (C) def. by Haritgan, Will (Cor) 11-4, 11-8, 11-2
6. Goldberg, Alec  (C) def. by Hilton, David (Cor) 11-7, 11-8, 11-3
7. Tan, Andrew  (C) def. by Butler, Owen (Cor) 11-4, 11-7, 11-0
8. Buchsbaum, Theo (C) def. by Jalan, Rishi (Cor) 11-5, 11-3, 11-3
9. Gallucio, Thomas (C) def. by Keating, Bryan (Cor) 11-5, 11-6, 11-9

Columbia 2, St. Lawrence 7
Dec. 3, 2011 at Ithaca, N.Y.

1. Tandon, Ramit (C) def. Oglivy,Kyle (S) 11-1, 11-1, 11-1
2. Zou, Tony H (C) def. by Vir,Seth (S) 14-12, 14-12, 11-8
3. Rhee, Kyul (C) def. by Khan, Ibrahim (S) 11-5, 11-3,9-11, 11-7
4. Saleem, Danial (C) def. by Campo,Will S (S) 11-8, 9-11, 12-10, 11-9
5. Miao, Graham (C) def. Reidelsheimer, Seb (S) 12-10, 13-11, 7-11, 11-13, 16-14
6. Goldberg, Alec M (C) def. by Good, Anderson (S) 11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8
7. Tan, Andrew L. (C) def. by Fernandez, Chris (S) 11-5, 11-4, 11-5
8. Buchsbaum, Theo (C) def. by Lynn, Peter (S) 11-5, 11-2, 11-5
9. Rhee, Hyunho (C) def. by Maxwell, Duncan (S) 11-8, 12-10, 11-5
Exh. Galluccio, Thomas (C) def. by Kraft, Toma (S) 11-8, 11-7, 11-6

Columbia 7, Bates 2
Dec. 4, 2011 at Street Squash

1. Tandon, Ramit (C) def. Burns, Robert P. (B) 11-6, 11-2, 11-7
2. Zou, Tony (C) def. Muldoon, Kristian (B) 13-11, 11-4, 11-3
3. Rhee, Kyul (C) def. by Keating, R.J. (B) 11-8, 11-6,6-11, 6-11, 11-6
4. Saleem, Danial (C) def. by Bedell,Eric S (B) 11-7, 11-6, 11-5
5. Miao, Graham (C) def. Cannon, Andy (B) 11-7, 11-9, 11-5
6. Goldberg, Alec  (C) def. Saleem, Nabil (B) 9-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-7
7. Tan, Andrew  (C) def. Shrubb,Jason  (B) 8-11, 12-10, 11-6, 8-11, 12-10
8. Buchsbaum, Theo R (C) def. Fearnley, William T (B) 8-11, 11-2, 11-5, 11-7
9. Rhee, Hyunho (C) def. Galvao, Rodney (B) 7-11, 11-2, 11-6, 11-6
Exh. Galluccio, Thomas (C) def. Hackney, Julian (B) 11-4, 11-6, 9-11, 11-8

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