Dhingra sealed the win for the Crimson (Gil Talbot).
NEW YORK, N.Y. – No. 7 men's squash snapped its three-match losing streak Saturday afternoon at No. 8 Columbia, edging the Lions by a final score of 5-4 at the SL Green StreetSquash Center for its first road win of the season.
Harvard (3-4, 3-1 Ivy League) got off to a strong start as Mandela Patrick, Devin McLaughlin and Bryan Koh each picked up wins to start the match. Patrick earned his third win at the No. 9 position, while McLaughlin recorded the sweep at the No. 6 position for his sixth win of the season. Koh earned the lone victory for the Crimson's top three by injury default.
Columbia (4-4, 2-2 Ivy League) came storming back in the second wave, taking two games until Seif Eleinen held up his undefeated record, earning the sweep at the No. 8 position, as Havrard clung to a 4-2 lead.
Madhav Dhingra secured the match for Harvard, tallying a 3-1 triumph in the No. 4 match to earn the Crimson's sixth-straight win over the Lions.
Harvard will return to the courts tomorrow at 11 a.m. against No. 12 Cornell.
No. 1 Osama Khalifa def. David Ryan (H) – 3-0
No. 2 Rishi Tandom def. Bradley Smith (H) – 3-0
No. 3 Bryan Koh (H) def. Seif Attia – 1-0
No. 4 Madhav Dhingra (H) def. Adham Madi – 3-1
No. 5 Carter Robitaille def. Dylan Murray (H) – 3-0
No. 6 Devin McLaughlin (H) def. Joshua Sekhar – 3-0
No. 7 Arhum Saleem def. Alexi Gosset (H) – 3-0
No. 8 Seif Eleinen (H) def. Salmaan Amin – 3-0
No. 9 Mandela Patrick (H) def. Jonathan Gill – 3-1