No.11 Men's Squash Splits Ivy League Weekend
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

 PROVIDENCE, R.I. - After a rocky start to the weekend at No. 3 Yale on Saturday, Jan.11, the No. 11 Columbia men’s squash team bounced back to deliver a dominating performance at No. 16 Brown on Sunday, Jan.12. The Lions posted its second 9-0 shutout victory of the season and its first win in conference play.

On Sunday, Columbia rolled past Brown at the Brodsky Memorial Squash Pavilion to grab its first Ivy League win of the season and extend its all-time win streak over the Bears to 3-0.

The Lions began the weekend with tough match at No. 3 Yale on Saturday afternoon in its second of three straight Ivy League road contest. Despite a 7-2 team loss, the Tandon brothers both picked up wins for the Lions. Junior Ramit Tandon defeated Neil Martin at the No.1 position in straight games 11-6, 11-4, 11-4 to remain unbeaten on the season. First-year Rishi Tandon took the victory at the No. 2 in a tough game against Yale’s Same Fenwick, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8, 911, 11-8.

No. 11 Columbia moves to 2-2, 1-2 in the Ivy League following the weekend split. The Lions will be back in action on Friday, Jan. 17 at the Pioneer Valley Invitational in Amherst, Mass.


Match Date Home Matches
Visitor Matches
1/12/14  No. 16 Brown 0  No. 11 Columbia 9
  Brown Columbia Winner's Score Winner
1S Blake Reinson
Ramit Tandon 11-6,11-6,11-2 Columbia
2S Jack Blasberg
Rishi Tandon 11-4,12-10,11-3 Columbia
3S Oliver Booth
Joshua Sekhar 11-6, 11-5, 12-14, 11-8 Columbia
4S Tod Holberton
Daniel Saleem 11-7,11-9,11-9 Columbia
5S Foster Hoff
Tarun Nambiar 11-8, 11-6,12-14, 4-11, 11-9 Columbia
6S Patrick O'Neili
Jonathan Gill 11-3,11-3,11-8 Columbia
7S Ross Freiman-Mendel
Andrew Tan 11-9, 9-11,11-8, 9-11,11-4 Columbia
8S Neel Swami Alec Goldberg 11-9,11-7,10-12,11-8 Columbia
9S Nicolas Talbott Richard Soper 11-8, 11-6,11-6 Columbia
10S Charles Lebovitz
Peter Giraudo 11-5, 6-11,11-4,11-7 Columbia
Match Date Home Matches
Visitor Matches
1/11/14  No. 3 Yale 7  No. 11 Columbia 2
  Yale Columbia Winner's Score Winner
1S Neil Martin
Ramit Tandon 11-6,11-4,11-4 Columbia
2S Sam Fenwick
Rishi Tandon 8-11,11-7,11-8,9-11, 11-8 Columbia
3S Zachary Leman
Joshua Sekhar 11-2, 11-4, 11-6 Yale
4S Kah Wah Cheong
Daniel Saleem 11-2,11-2,11-5 Yale
5S Liam McClintock
Tarun Nambiar 10-12, 11-6,11-5, 11-8 Yale
6S Eric Caine
Jonathan Gill 16-14,11-3,11-1 Yale
7S Charlie Wyatt
Andrew Tan 11-3, 11-7,11-7 Yale
8S Joseph Roberts Alec Goldberg 11-9,11-0,11-4 Yale
9S Pehiaj Bajwa Richard Soper 11-9, 11-9,11-7 Yale
10S Peter Dewire
Peter Giraudo 10-12,11-6, 11-7, 19-17 Yale