Men's squash evens record at 2-2 with win over Bowdoin

Colin O'Dowd '19 (Josh McKee photo)
Colin O'Dowd '19 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College men's squash team split a pair of matches against NESCAC opponents in their home opener at Little Squash Center on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Hamilton (2-2 overall), currently at No. 28 in the College Squash Association rankings, topped No. 27 Bowdoin 6-3 in the early match. The Continentals fell 9-0 to No. 19 Middlebury in the afternoon. Bowdoin's record dipped to 1-3 and Middlebury was playing its first match of the season.

Colin O'Dowd '19 defeated Bowdoin's Ian Squiers in four games with 13-11 and 14-12 battles at the first position. Callum Sondhi '20 defeated his opponent in three decisive games for the win at the second position. John Sawyers '21 swept his opponent at the fourth position.

At the fifth position, Tristan Chaix '20 defeated his Bowdoin opponent in four games, including a 13-11 decision in the final game. Ward Urban '18 was victorious in four games at the eighth position, and William Jordan '20 swept his opponent at the ninth position. Jarrod Gerstein '20 defeated his opponent in four games in the exhibition match.

Hamilton's next match will be after the holidays when the Continentals travel to Palo Alto, California, and play Stanford University on Tuesday, Jan. 9.


RESULTS

No. 28 Hamilton 6, No. 27 Bowdoin 3
Dec. 2, 2017
Hamilton's Little Squash Center
Clinton, N.Y.

1. Colin O'Dowd (H) d. Ian Squiers 11-7, 13-11, 6-11, 14-12.
2. Callum Sondhi (H) d. Satya Butler 11-6, 11-7, 11-6.
3. George Cooley (B) d. Nicholas Conzelman 11-6, 11-5, 11-3.
4. John Sawyers (H) d. Gannon Leech 11-9, 11-8, 11-7.
5. Tristan Chaix (H) d. Tyler Shonrock 11-9, 11-6, 8-11, 13-11.
6. Uday Khanna (B) d. Atticus Jones 8-11, 5-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-3.
7. Drew Clark (B) d. Jonathan Ruth 11-1, 11-7, 11-1.
8. Ward Urban (H) d. Arjun Dravid 11-6, 11-4, 9-11, 11-5.
9. Will Jordan (H) d. Travis Rase 11-9, 11-3, 11-4.
10. Jarrod Gerstein (H) d. Andrew Phillips 11-7, 11-9, 4-11, 11-7.

No. 19 Middlebury 9, No. 28 Hamilton 0
Dec. 2, 2017
Hamilton's Little Squash Center
Clinton, N.Y.

1. Jacob Ellen (MIDDM) def. Colin O'Dowd (HAMM) 14-12, 11-7, 11-4
2. William Cembalest (MIDDM) def. Callum Sondhi (HAMM) 11-6, 11-5, 11-4
3. Jack Kagan (MIDDM) def. Nicholas Conzelman (HAMM) 11-4, 11-4, 11-3
4. Nick Bermingham (MIDDM) def. John Sawyers (HAMM) 11-8, 11-7, 11-7
5. Henry Pearson (MIDDM) def. Tristan Chaix (HAMM) 20-22, 11-5, 11-5, 8-11, 12-10
6. Alex Merrill (MIDDM) def. Atticus Jones (HAMM) 11-3, 11-3, 11-9
7. Wiatt Hinton (MIDDM) def. Jonathan Ruth (HAMM) 11-3, 11-3, 11-2
8. Thomas Wolpow (MIDDM) def. Ward Urban (HAMM) 11-6, 11-3, 11-9
9. Sam Giddins (MIDDM) def. William Jordan (HAMM) 11-8, 11-9, 11-6
Exh. Ryan Swope (MIDDM) def. Jarrod Gerstein (HAMM) 11-9, 11-1, 11-5