NEW YORK - The No. 11 Columbia men's squash team hit the road on Sunday, Feb. 9 for their final match of the regular season at Penn. The Lions battled tough, but the Quakers would come away with a 5-4 win.

Despite the loss, Columbia posted wins in the top four positions. Ramit Tandon pulled of a 3-0 victory at No. 1 and brother Rishi Tandon followed with a 3-0 sweep at the No. 2 postition. Mohamed AbdelMaksoud did the same at No. 3 and Joshua Sekhar dug deep to complete the comeback win at the No. 4 position in the five games.

On Friday, Feb. 7, Columbia wrapped its home slate at the SL Green StreetSquash Center with an Ivy League match against No. 7 Princeton. The Tigers handed the Lions a 7-2 loss, but it was still a very proud day for the senior class.

Before the match Columbia honored the Class of 2014, including Theo Buchsbaum, Alec Goldberg, Hyun-ho Rhee and Andrew Tan.

Ramit Tandon grabbed a win at the No. 1 position for the Lions. Tandon defeated Sam Kang in straight games (11-8, 11-3, 11-2) for his 10th win of the season. Joshua Sekhar added a 4-1 victory at the No. 4 postion (13-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4), defeating Princeton's David Hoffman.

The Lions finished the regular season at 6-6 overall and 2-5 in the Ivy League. Up next, Columbia will gear for the CSA Team National Championships in Cambridge, Mass. on Friday, Feb. 14 - Sunday, Feb. 16.

 

Match Date Home Matches
Won
Visitor Matches
Won
2/9/14  No. 10 Penn 5  No. 11 Columbia 4
 

 

  Penn Columbia Winner's Score Winner
1S Tyler Odell
Ramit Tandon 11-4,11-2,11-3 Columbia
2S Liam Quinn
Rishi Tandon 11-4,11-5,11-5 Columbia
3S Augie Frank
Mohamed AbdelMaksoud 15-13, 11-5, 11-9 Columbia
4S Derek Chilvers
Joshua Sekhar 7-11, 11-8, 12-10, 5-11, 11-8 Columbia
5S Rahil Fazelbhoy
Daniel Saleem 12-14, 11-7, 11-4, 11-6 Penn
6S Michael Mutscheller
Jonathan Gill 11-3, 11-5, 7-11, 5-11, 11-5 Penn
7S George Lemmon
Alec Goldberg 11-7, 11-4, 11-6 Penn
8S John Dudzick Tarun Nambiar 11-5, 11-8, 11-5 Penn
9S Jack Maine Alex Nalle 9-11, 11-6, 11-4, 7-11, 11-9 Penn

 

Match Date Home Matches
Won
Visitor Matches
Won
2/7/14  No. 11 Columbia
2  No. 7 Princeton
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  Columbia Princeton Winner's Score Winner
1S Ramit Tandon Sam Kang 11-8, 11-3, 11-2 Columbia
2S Rishi Tandon Tyler Osborne 2-11, 6-11, 6-11 Princeton
3S Mohamed AbdelMaksoud Dylan Ward 7-11, 11-8, 2-11, 2-11 Princeton
4S Joshua Sekhar David Hoffman 13-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4 Columbia
5S Daniel Saleem Taylor Turone 11-6, 3-11, 11-7, 7-11 Princeton
6S Jonathan Gill Michael LeBlanc 6-11, 4-11, 11-8, 7-11 Princeton
7S Alec Goldberg Sam Ezratty 7-11, 7-11, 9-11 Princeton
8S Tarun Nambiar Ash Egan 9-11, 11-8, 6-11, 4-11 Princeton
9S Alex Nalle Ben Leizman 8-11, 11-3, 7-11, 7-11 Princeton
10S Andrew Tan  Michael East 6-11, 9-11, 7-11 Princeton