Men's squash defeats Wesleyan at CSA team championships

Harry Keeshan '13
Harry Keeshan '13

Hamilton College won one of three matches at the 2012 College Squash Association team championships at the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, N.J., from Feb. 17 to Feb. 19.

Hamilton (7-13 overall), which entered the weekend ranked 22nd by the CSA, competed for the Summers Cup in the "C" Division. The Continentals defeated No. 19 Wesleyan University 5-4 in the opening round Friday afternoon. After being edged 5-4 by No. 23 Colby College on Saturday, Hamilton fell to No. 20 Bowdoin College 8-1 in the division's third-place match on Sunday. The Continentals finish the season ranked 20th by the CSA.

Harry Keeshan '13 tallied three wins at the fourth position to raise his career total to 24. After posting a four-game win against Wesleyan and sweeping his Colby opponent, Keeshan outlasted his Bowdoin opponent 12-10 in the fifth game to clinch the victory.

Martin Bawden '14 and Peter Harrison '15 finished the weekend with two wins apiece at the second and sixth positions, respectively. Each posted a four-game win against Wesleyan. Bawden swept his Colby opponent and Harrison notched a five-game victory with a convincing 11-3 win in the final game. Harrison leads the team with 11 wins this season.

Alex Wood '12 posted a 3-1 victory at the third position against Colby. The win was the 47th of Wood's Hamilton career, moving him into a tie for second place on the team's all-time list.

Ted Nehrbas '15 and Walker Lourie '15 won five-game matches against Wesleyan at the eighth and ninth positions, respectively.

A handful of Continentals will compete in the CSA individual championships at Amherst College from March 2 to March 4.

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