CLINTON, N.Y. - The Bowdoin College men's squash team recorded a 2-2 overall mark and finished sixth at the 2014 NESCAC Championship Tournament this weekend at Hamilton College.
After a first round win Friday over Tufts, the Polar Bears dropped a quarterfinal to Williams 7-2 on Saturday before rebounding in a consolation match against Amherst, 5-4, that evening. In the fifth-place match Sunday, Wesleyan defeated Bowdoin, 5-4, for the second time this season, dropping the Polar Bears to a sixth-place showing. Bowdoin stands at 9-10 overall this year.
In the quarterfinal loss to Williams, Stephan Danyluk earned a 3-0 win at #1 with Maxwell Bearse earning the other Polar Bear point with a 3-0 sweep at #6.
It was the bottom of Bowdoin's ladder that carried the day in the consolation match against Amherst, however, as the Polar Bears took wins at the #5-9 positions to earn the victory. Christian Dorff (3-0), Bearse (3-2), Benjamin Bristol (3-1), William Winmill (3-0) and Cyrus Nassikas (3-0) pushed the Polar Bears over the top against the Jeffs.
On Sunday, Wesleyan matched a result from January 14 with a 5-4 win over Bowdoin in the fifth-place match. Andrew Ward and Dorff took 3-0 sweeps at #4 and #5 for the Polar Bears with Bearse completing a perfect weekend with a 3-1 win at #6. Danyluk won a hard-fought 3-2 win at #1, but the Polar Bears dropped a trio of 3-2 decisions that tipped the result in Wesleyan's favor.
Bowdoin will host the Division III Individual Squash Championships this coming weekend at Lubin Squash Center. Action will get underway on Thursday morning.