Men's squash wins twice at 2012 NESCAC championship

Tim Gray '12
Tim Gray '12

Hamilton College placed ninth in the 2012 NESCAC championship, which was held at Trinity College and Wesleyan University on Feb. 3 and Feb. 4.

Hamilton (5-9 overall) was the eighth seed in the 11-team event. The Continentals were edged 5-4 by ninth-seeded Wesleyan in the first round at Trinity on Friday night.

Hamilton moved on to consolation bracket matches at Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon. The Continentals battled to a 5-4 win over seventh-seeded Colby College, and cruised past 11th-seeded Tufts University 7-2.

Timothy Gray '12 won all three of his matches during the weekend and raised his career win total to 32. All three of Gray's wins came at the ninth position. Martin Bawden '14, Alex Wood '12, Ted Black '15, Peter Harrison '15 and Ted Nehrbas '15 claimed two victories each.

Against Wesleyan, Bawden (second position) and Nehrbas (eighth) both won in five games, and Gray was victorious in four games.

Wood (third) and Gray each posted four-game wins against Colby. After dropping the first two games at the fifth position, Black swept the final three to claim the win. Harrison blanked his opponent at the sixth position, and Bawden won after his opponent at the second spot retired.

Wood's four-game victory at the third position against Tufts was the 44th of his Hamilton career, and tied him for fifth place on the team's all-time wins list.

Harry Keeshan '13 swept his opponent at the fourth position, and Black claimed another five-game victory at the fifth spot. Harrison, Ronald German '13 and Nehrbas won four-game matches at the sixth through eighth positions, respectively. Gray fell behind by two games before he swept the final three for a come-from-behind win.

Hamilton hosts Middlebury College at the Little Squash Center on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 5 p.m.

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