Men's squash routs Brown in Team Nationals opener
|Ricky Weisskopf '08 set the tone with a 3-0 victory at the No. 1 position.|
BELMONT, Mass. -- The Bates College men's squash team began play at the College Squash Association Team Nationals on Friday with a first-round, 9-0 rout of Brown University. While the tournament is hosted by Harvard University, the match was held at Belmont Hill School
The Bobcats (12-4), seeded 10th overall and the No. 2 seed in the Hoehn Cup (B) Division of the tournament, received some stiff competition from the No. 15 seed Bears, with two matches going to five games and four more going to four games. Senior three-time All-American Ricky Weisskopf (San Salvador, El Salvador) had little trouble dispatching his opponent at the first position in three games, while sophomore Kush Mahan (Gainesville, Fla.) won decisively at No. 3, dropping only one game.
Bates moves on to play No. 11 Cornell in the Hoehn Division semifinals Saturday at 3 p.m. at Harvard. The Bobcats defeated the Big Red 5-4 on Jan. 18 at Yale University.
View all the 2008 CSA Men's Team Nationals brackets and results at http://squashtalk.com/collegesquash/MensCSAteams08.htm.
Bates 9, Brown 0
Feb. 15, 2008 at Belmont Hill School
1 E. Cerullo (Brown) lost to R. Weisskopf (Bates) 9-0 9-5 9-2
2 A. Greenberg (Brown) lost to S. Wilkinson (Bates) 5-9 9-4 9-0 9-4
3 R. Harrow (Brown) lost to K. Mahan (Bates) 9-0 9-0 9-1
4 A. Leanza (Brown) lost to J. Greenberg (Bates) 9-5 9-7 5-9 8-10 9-5
5 E. Besser (Brown) lost to M. Marchisotto (Bates) 9-6 10-8 2-9 9-7
6 N. Whipple (Brown) lost to W. Katz (Bates) 6-9 9-7 7-9 9-5 9-3
7 P. Davis (Brown) lost to N. Echeverria (Bates) 6-9 9-1 9-5 9-3
8 B. Camerada (Brown) lost to C. Russell (Bates) 9-1 9-3 9-1
9 A. Heitzman (Brown) lost to D. Chapin (Bates) 6-9 9-2 9-5 9-2
10 M. Taggart (Bates) def. C. Hall (Brown) 10-8 8-10 9-0 9-2