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Bobcats of the week of Nov. 23, 2009

Kush Mahan '10
Though the rock stars of the collegiate squash world, the 11-time defending national champion Trinity Bantams, visited Bates for the first time and left with an 8-1 victory, Bates senior captain Kush Mahan(Kalamazoo, Mich.) gave the considerable home crowd much to cheer about in the latter part of the match. For the second consecutive year, the Bobcats won a match from their NESCAC rivals, as Mahan (Kalamazoo, Mich.) outlasted Trinity's No. 1 player, Supreet Singh, in five games (2-11, 11-8, 17-19, 12-10, 11-7) at the No. 1 spot on the ladder.Mahan, a team tri-captain and a 2009 First Team All-NESCAC selection, finished last season ranked 50th in the College Squash Association, while Singh finished with a ranking of 22.
Lauren Yanofsky '10
Bates senior forwardLauren Yanofsky(Belmont, Mass.) averaged 13.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocked shots per game as the Bobcats went 1-1 at the Brandeis Basketball Classic over the weekend.In Bates' season-opening win over Mount Holyoke in the opening round of the tourament, Yanofsky poured in 18 points to go with eight rebounds and three assists. Yanofsky and and fellow senior captain Kellie Goodridge (Merrimack, N.H.) were both named to the All-Tournament Team at Brandeis.