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No. 5 Men’s Squash Sweeps Middlebury, Posts First Ivy Win at Dartmouth

Zeke Scherl swept two matches in convincing fashion Wednesday (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

HANOVER, N.H. – The No. 5 Harvard men's squash team downed No. 7 Dartmouth, 8-1, and No. 14 Middlebury, 9-0, Wednesday. The Crimson improved to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the Ivy League with the wins.

Brandon McLaughlin, Nicholas Hopcroft and Thomas Mullaney got the Crimson started with a 3-0 lead against Dartmouth in a match that used the three-court system. Tyler Olson and Julian Kirby followed suit in the next round of matches to secure the victory as Harvard cruised to the 8-1 final.

Harvard blanked Middlebury, 9-0, in the nightcap behind strong play from the No. 6-8 positions. Zeke Scherl swept his match at No. 6, 11-6, 11-8, 11-9, and Mullaney and Kirby breezed through their matches at No. 7 and 8, respectively. Kirby had the most lopsided win of the day, as the freshman surrender just six points to his opponent.

The Crimson continues the regular season Friday against NYU at 5 p.m. at the Murr Center. The contest will kick off the weekend in which Harvard plays six matches in a three-day span.

Harvard 8, Dartmouth 1
No. 1 Brandon McLaughlin (H) def. Christopher Hanson (D) 3-0: 12-10, 11-9, 11-8
No. 2 Nicholas Sisodia (D) def. Gary Power (H) 3-2: 10-12, 11-6, 3-11, 11-6, 11-7
No. 3 Nigel Koh (H) def. Christopher Jung (D) 3-0: 11-8, 11-6, 11-9
No. 4 Nicholas Hopcroft (H) def. Luke Lee (D) 3-2: 3-11, 11-5, 11-2, 5-11, 11-8
No. 5 Tyler Olson (H) def. Robert Maycock (D) 3-0: 11-9, 11-5, 11-7
No. 6 Zeke Scherl (H) def. Stephen Wetherill (D) 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 11-5
No. 7 Thomas Mullaney (H) def. Alex Kurth (D) 3-0: 11-6, 11-1, 11-9
No. 8 Julian Kirby (H) def. Brian O'Toole (D) 3-0: 11-2, 11-6, 11-0
No. 9 Alexander Ma (H) def. Fletcher Pease (D) 3-0: 11-8, 11-3, 11-9
No. 10 Jason Michas (H) def. Mark Funk (D) 3-0: 11-5, 10-12, 11-6, 11-6

Harvard 9, Middlebury 0
No. 1 Brandon McLaughlin (H) def. Valentin Quan (M) 3-0: 11-5, 11-4, 11-5
No. 2 Gary Power (H) def. Jay Dolan (M) 3-1: 11-4, 11-13, 11-6, 11-9
No. 3 Nigel Koh (H) def. Parker Hurst (M) 3-1: 11-7, 6-11, 13-11, 11-8
No. 4 Nicholas Hopcroft (H) def. Parker Hurst (M) 3-0: 11-3, 11-9, 11-8
No. 5 Tyler Olson (H) def. Cooper Redpath (M) 3-1: 12-10, 11-9, 6-11, 11-3
No. 6 Zeke Scherl (H) def. William Moore (M) 3-0: 11-6, 11-8, 11-9
No. 7 Thomas Mullaney (H) def. Addison DiSesa (M) 3-0: 11-2, 11-7, 11-1
No. 8 Julian Kirby (H) def. Robert Galluccio (M) 3-0: 11-1, 11-1, 11-4
No. 9 Alexander Ma (H) def. Willy Clarke (M) 1-0: 11-9, retired
No. 10 Jason Michas (H) def. J.P. Garofalo (M) 3-2: 10-12, 11-6, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5