ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

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No. 5 Men's Squash Picks Up 7-2 Win Against No. 8 Western Ontario at CSA Championships

Pictured: Freshman Alexander Ma posted a 3-0 mark at the No. 9 spot Saturday.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot Photography


NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The fifth-ranked Harvard men's squash team earned a 7-2 victory against No. 8 Western Ontario in the consolation bracket of the College Squash Association national men's team championships Saturday evening.

The Crimson, which improves to 6-5 overall, will face No. 6 Cornell in the fifth-place match of the tournament Sunday at 3 p.m.

Harvard had four sweeps against Western Ontario, led by Colin West at the No. 1 position. West handled Brian Wong in three straight sets, 11-1, 11-5, 11-6.  At the No. 5 spot, Jason Michas had back-to-back 11-8 wins before topping Yeshale Chetty, 14-12, in overtime in the third game.  William Ahmed edged Tashlin Reddy, 12-10, in each of their first two games at the No. 8 slot. Ahmed then took game three, 11-5. 

Alexander Ma took care of Rafik Bhaloo, 11-4, 11-7, 11-7, in his win at the No. 9 position.  Richard Hill improved to 6-5 on the season at the No. 2 spot, as he outplayed Kimesh Chety, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5, 16-14.  Harvard also saw wins by J. Reed Endresen in five sets at the No. 5 position and Franklin Cohen at the No. 7 slot, respectively.  Endresen came back from a 2-1 deficit in games against Strachan Jarvis to win the final two games, 11-6 and 11-7.  Cohen and Joel Rothwell split the first two games before Cohen emerged with 11-3 and 11-4 showings in the third and fourth games to take the match.

Complete Results
No. 5 Harvard 7, No. 8 Western Ontario 2
No. 1 Colin West (H) def. Brian Hong (W) 3-0: 11-1, 11-5, 11-6
No. 2 Richard Hill (H) def. Kimesh Chetty (W) 3-1: 11-5, 8-11, 11-5, 16-14
No. 3 Ryan Herden (W) def. Zeke Scherl (H) 3-1: 8-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-4
No. 4 J. Reed Endresen (H) def. Strachan Jarvis (W) 3-2: 11-6, 8-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7
No. 5 Jason Michas (H) def. Yeshale Chetty (W) 3-0: 11-8, 11-8, 14-12
No. 6 Andrew Silvestri (W) def. Eliot Buchanan (H) 3-1: 11-7, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8
No. 7 Franklin Cohen (H) def. Joel Rothwell (W) 3-1: 11-9, 6-11, 11-3, 11-4
No. 8 William Ahmed (H) def. Tashlin Reddy (W) 3-0: 12-10, 12-10, 11-5
No. 9 Alexander Ma (H) def. Rafik Bhaloo (W) 3-0: 11-4, 11-7, 11-7