No.1 Men’s Squash Downs No. 5 Drexel, 9-0

Adam Corcoran eyes down his shot
Junior Adam Corcoran picked up a 3-0 win at the sixth pairing against Drexel (Photo Courtesy/Gil Talbot)
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's squash (6-0, 4-0 Ivy) picked up its third straight 9-0 win on Saturday, as it swept the fifth-ranked Drexel Dragons. The Crimson kept its perfect record intact with its 22nd consecutive victory. The nation's top-ranked team outscored its opponents 27-1 on its way to the win.

The Crimson was powered by its bottom four shooters, who combined to outscore the Dragons, 132-31. Juniors Adam Corcoran and Julien Gosset along with first-years Ayush Menon and Liam Rotzoll picked up the wins for Harvard.

Senior captain Saadeldin Abouaish clinched the match for the Crimson with his win at the second pairing. Junior Samuel Scherl also continued his strong play by winning his pairing, 11-0, 11-6, 11-3. 

Wins from Marwan Tarek, Sean Hughes, and Timmy Brownell brought the score to 9-0.

Harvard Highlights

  • First-years Liam Rotzoll and Ayush Menon combined to outscore their opponents, 66-13. Both shooters are a perfect 6-0 on the season.
  • Marwan Tarek earned his second win of the year at first pairing with his 3-0 victory.
  • Harvard improves its combined singles record to 52-2.
  • The Crimson has now won 22 consecutive matches dating back to 2018-19.

Up Next
The Crimson return to the Murr Center Squash Courts next weekend for tilts with Virginia and St. Lawrence on Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1, respectively. Both matches will be broadcast live on ESPN3. 

RESULTS
No. 1 Harvard – 9, No. 5 Drexel - 0

  1. Marwan Tarek def. Lucas Rousselet, 3-0 (11-4, 11-2, 11-5)
  2. Saadeldin Abouaish def. Dylan Kachur, 3-0 (11-6, 11-7, 11-5)
  3. Samuel Scherl def. Noel Heaton, 3-0 (11-0, 11-6, 11-3)
  4. Sean Hughes def. Filip Krueger, 3-0 (11-6, 11-6, 11-2) 
  5. Timmy Brownell def. Jose Andres Lopez, 3-1 (11-7, 9-11, 11-4, 11-4)
  6. Adam Corcoran def. Gautam Nagpal, 3-0 (11-4, 11-2, 11-4)
  7. Julien Gosset def. Shaan Dalal, 3-0 (11-3, 11-4, 11-1)
  8. Ayush Menon def. Michael Berry, 3-0 - (11-2, 11-2, 11-2)
  9. Liam Rotzoll def. Emil Snyman, 3-0 (11-3, 11-2, 11-2) 

ORDER OF FINISH: 8-3-6-7-2*-9-5-1-4