No. 1 Men’s Squash Suffers First Loss of the Season to No. 2 Trinity, 5-4

Senior captain Bryan Koh earned his ninth win of the season with a 3-1 victory at the No. 7 position against Trinity (Gil Talbot).

– The No. 1 men's squash team saw its nine-game win streak to open the 2016-17 campaign come to an end after a 5-4 defeat at the hands of No. 2 Trinity at the Murr Center Squash Courts on Wednesday afternoon.

Harvard (9-1, 5-0 Ivy) had its longest win streak since the 2013-14 season snapped by Trinity (15-1) in a back-and-forth battle in Cambridge. The Crimson narrowly missed taking down the Bantams, dropping two matches after holding a 2-0 lead in games.

Trinity took the No.1-4 positions in the match, while the Crimson won from No. 5-7. Junior David Ryan coasted to a 3-0 victory at No. 5, and freshman Sean Hughes and senior Bryan Koh earned 3-1 wins at No. 6 and No. 7, respectively.

Senior Devin McLaughlin rolled to a 3-0 victory at No. 9, but it wouldn't be enough to take down the second-ranked Bantams as Harvard ultimately fell by one match, 5-4.

McLaughlin, Hughes and Koh all remained undefeated on the year with wins in their respective matches.

The Crimson will be back in action to finish its regular season with Ivy League contests against Brown and Yale this weekend. Harvard can clinch the Ivy League title outright with two wins.


No. 1   Kush Kumar def. Saadeldin Abouaish – (3-0)                

No. 2   Rick Penders def. Bradley Smith (H) – (3-1)

No. 3   Thoboki Mohohlo def. Madhav Dhingra (H)   – (3-0)            

No. 4   Michael Craig def. Timothy Brownell (H) – (3-2)

No. 5   David Ryan (H) def. Tom De Mulder – (3-0)

No. 6   Sean Hughes (H) def. Affeeq Ismail – (3-1)  

No. 7   Bryan Koh (H) def. Omar Allaudin – (3-1)    

No. 8   James Evans def. Dylan Murray (H) – (3-2)  

No. 9   Devin McLaughlin (H) def. Nku Patrick – (3-0)          

No. 10 Yehia Essam def. Mandela Patrick (H) – (3-0)