ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

No. 3 Men's Squash Picks Up Three Wins Including 5-4 Win Over No. 5 Rochester

Ali Farag's lifted Harvard past No. 6 Rochester Saturday afternoon (Dale Walker). 

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – No. 3 Harvard men's squash jumped out to an early lead before holding off No. 5 Rochester, 5-4, in a non-conference match Saturday afternoon at the Lyman Squash and Racquetball Center.x

The Crimson won four of the afternoon's first five matches, but the Yellow Jackets responded by taking the next two to trail by just a single match with only the No. 1 and No. 4 positions remaining on the ladder.

Defending national champion and current CSA top-ranked squash player Ali Farag handled CSA No. 6 Andrew Duany, 11-7, 11-6, 11-1, to lock up the win for the Crimson and improve to 18-0 in his collegiate career.

The two squads split the opening two matches with freshman and No. 9 Matt Roberts picking up a four-game win over William Mohr, 12-10, 11-7, 5-11, 11,-9, and Rochester's Faraz Khan outlasting Gary Power, 10-12, 12-10, 12-10, 11-9, at the No. 3 position.

From there, No. 6 Tom Mullaney, No. 8 Jason Michas and No. 2 Brandon McLaughlin all picked up wins in four games after losing their first one to give the Crimson a commanding 4-1 advantage over the Yellow Jackets.

Rochester won the next two matches at No. 5 and No. 7 to set the stage for Farag to seal the win before the Yellow Jackets won the afternoon's final match at No. 4.

The Crimson also competed in the Boston Round Robin at the Murr Center Saturday, defeating No. 29 Tufts and No. 40 California by identical 9-0 scores.

Harvard returns to action Wednesday against No. 12 Williams.

Complete Results
1. Ali Farag (H) def. Andres Duany (R) 3-0: 11-7, 11-6, 11-1
2. Brandon McLaughlin (H) def. Neil Cordell (R) 3-1: 9-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-1
3. Faraz Khan (R) def. Gary Power (H) 3-1: 10-12, 12-10, 12-10, 11-9
4. Adam Perkiomaki (R) def. Tyler Olson (H) 3-1: 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 11-7
5. Oscar Lopez (R) def. Nigel Koh (H) 3-1: 12-10, 5-11, 11-5, 11-7
6. Tom Mullaney (H) def. Juan Pablo Gaviria (R) 3-1: 9-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-6
7. Karm Kumar (R) def. Zeke Scherl (H) 3-0: 11-5, 11-9, 11-7
8. Jason Michas (H) def. Meng Xiaomen (R) 3-1: 6-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-3
9. Matt Roberts (H) def. William Mohr (R) 3-1: 12-10, 11-7, 5-11, 11-9
10. Sam Goldberg (H) def. Juan Herrera (R) 3-0: 11-2, 11-3, 11-4