Men's Squash Edged in Two Close Matches at CSA Nationals

Sam Ward posted wins against Amherst and Hobart at Nationals
Sam Ward posted wins against Amherst and Hobart at Nationals

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bowdoin College men's squash team finished 24th in the nation following a competitive weekend at the Summers Cup Division of the College Squash Association National Tournament.

The Polar Bears lost a trio of matches, two by a single point, and finish the year with a record of 6-17. Bowdoin dropped its opening round match to Williams (9-0), fell to Amherst in the consolation round (5-4) and then was tipped by Hobart in the 23rd-place match (5-4).

Weekend Highlights

  • Matthew Cooper (#2) and Sam Ward (#9) both earned three-game sweeps in the match against Amherst
  • George Cooley (#5) took a 3-1 decision, as did Cyrus Nassikas (#8)
  • The match came down to a five-gamer at number four, where Amherst's Cameron Bahadori edged Alex Reisley, 3-2 (4-11, 11-3, 13-11, 9-11, 11-8)
  • Cooper, Ward and Nassikas all repeated their winning efforts in the match against Hobart with Ward and Nassikas taking 3-0 sweeps and Cooper earning a 3-1 decision
  • Ben Bristol also earned a point for Bowdoin, taking a 3-0 win at #3
  • The Statesmen pulled out the win at #7 as a dramatic comeback by Divine Wing tipped Sebastian Kim in a five-gamer (10-12, 7-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-9)

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears will learn next week if they have any qualifiers for the CSA Individual National Tournament which will begin on March 4