NEW YORK - With the return of first-year standout Ramit Tandon, the 14th ranked Columbia men's squash team looked to make a statement in this year's CSA National Championships in Princeton, N.J. The Lions did just that in their first day of the tournament, upsetting 11th ranked Navy, 5-4 on Friday, Feb. 18 in the Hoehn Cup (B Division).

The match was a battle as each game fostered more intensity. Coming off of a win over last season's 2011 CSA Individual Champion, Todd Harrity of Princeton, Ramit Tandon continued with his strong play picking up a win at the number one position,11-5, 11-4, 11-4.

Columbia added a win at the no. 3 position with junior Graham Miao taking the victory in four games,11-8 ,8-11,11-3, 14-12. First-year Kyul Rhee earned a win at the no. 5 position and sophomore Andrew Tan posted a 3-0 victory at the no. 7 position.

Hyunho Rhee won a tough four-game matchup at the no. 8 position, 14-12, 9-11,11-8,13-11 to key the upset for Columbia. The Midshipmen did not go down without a fight, winning the no. 2, no. 4, no. 6, and no. 9 matchups.

With the win Columbia avenged a 7-2 loss to Navy earlier this season and will play Williams College on Saturday, February 19 at noon.




Match Date Home Matches
Visitor Matches
02/17/12 Naval Academy, United States 4 Columbia University 5
Singles     Indicates Winner
  Naval Academy, United States Columbia University Winner's Score Winner
1S McGuinness,Andrew Tandon,Ramit 11-5,11-4,11-4 Columbia University
2S Abrams,Hunter G Zou,Anthony H 11-6,11-9,4-11,11-9 Naval Academy, United States
3S Kacergis,James M. Miao,Graham 11-8,8-11,11-3,14-12 Columbia University
4S Bouchard,Hunter R. Saleem,Danial 11-2,11-9,11-13,11-7 Naval Academy, United States
5S Barry,Colin M. Rhee,Kyul 11-9,11-3,11-7 Columbia University
6S Abrams,William G. Goldberg,Alec M 11-5,14-12,11-8 Naval Academy, United States
7S Tracey,John C Tan,Andrew L. 11-8,11-8,11-8 Columbia University
8S Richey,John R. Rhee,Hyunho 14-12,9-11,11-8,13-11 Columbia University
9S Beck,Hunter Buchsbaum,Theodore R 9-11,11-9,11-8,11-6 Naval Academy, United States
10S Koenig,David O. Galluccio,Thomas g 8-11,12-10,6-11,11-8,12-10 Columbia University