Men's squash splits four matches in weekend round robin
Hamilton overwhelms Stanford and Colgate
By Meghan Stetson (mstetson)
Contact: Meghan Stetson (mstetson)
December 8, 2008
Hamilton College posted a 2-2 record in its own three-day round robin held at the Little Squash Center from Dec. 5 to Dec. 7.
The Continentals (3-3 overall), who are ranked No. 18 in the preseason by the College Squash Association, breezed to a 9-0 win against Stanford University on Friday night. Six of the nine Hamilton athletes blanked their opponents.
John DeWitt '09 posted a 3-0 win at the first position (9-2, 9-2, 9-2). James Hogan '11 (9-6, 9-4, 9-6), Alex Wood '12 (9-0, 9-3, 9-2), Rick Munschauer '09 (9-6, 9-2, 9-4), Hal Lee '11 (9-0, 9-0, 9-1) and Cooper Veysey '12 (9-6, 9-0, 9-1) followed suit at positions four through eight.
Hamilton went 1-1 on Saturday. The Continentals started out with a 7-2 loss to No. 17 St. Lawrence University. DeWitt and Sander Doucette '09 picked up the two wins for the host team. At the first position, DeWitt posted a 9-6, 9-1, 0-9, 10-8 win. Doucette rallied from two games down to capture a hard-fought win at the second position (2-9, 9-10, 10-8, 9-1, 9-3).
Hamilton regrouped for a 9-0 win against Colgate University later in the day. Hogan battled at the fourth position before he picked up an 8-10, 9-2, 9-0, 3-9, 9-0 win. His teammates all swept their Red Raider opponents in three games.
The Continentals faced No. 16 Franklin & Marshall College on Sunday and fell 9-0. Veysey put up a fight at the eighth position before he lost in five games (9-6, 9-10, 9-4, 7-9, 9-0).
Men's squash does not compete again until Jan. 16 when the team will travel to Middletown, Conn., to face Wesleyan University.