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February 2, 2008

Men's squash to play Bowdoin for third at NESCACs

LEWISTON, Maine -- No. 8 nationally ranked Bates College defeated Hamilton College in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Men's Squash Championships on Saturday before falling in the semifinals to Williams.

The Bobcats (8-4) will face Bowdoin on Sunday at 12:15 p.m. to try for their second third-place finish in the tournament's two-year history.

Bates swept Hamilton 9-0, dropping only three games as a whole. But the third-seeded Ephs were ready for the No. 2 seed Bobcats, avenging a 5-4 Bates win when the teams met in Lewiston on Jan. 12.

Ricky Weisskopf '08

Kush Mahan '10

Three-time All-American Ricky Weisskopf (San Salvador, El Salvador) handily defeated Williams' Jon Barry at the No. 1 position, and sophomore Kush Mahan (Gainesville, Fla.) cruised past the Ephs' Tony Maruca at No. 3.



Bates will next play at Colby on Thursday night at 6 p.m.


NESCAC Championship Semifinal

#3 Williams 7, #2 Bates 2


1. Ricardo Weisskopf (B) def. Jon Barry (W) 9-2, 9-1, 9-2

2. Ethan Buchsbaum (W) def. Sean Wilkinson (B) 9-8, 9-1, 2-9, 4-9, 9-7

3. Kush Mahan (B) def. Tony Maruca (W) 9-4, 9-1, 9-3

4. George Miller (W) def. Jordan Greenberg (B) 9-1, 9-5, 9-2

5. Will Gruner (W) def. Matt Marchisotto (B) 9-2, 9-2, 3-9, 9-5

6. Morgan Phillips (W) def. Will Katz (B) 10-8, 10-8, 8-10, 9-2

7. Camenn Henry (W) def. Deacon Chapin (B) 10-8, 9-6, 10-8

8. Bernard Yaws (W) def. Nick Echeverria (B) 9-2, 9-1, 9-3

9. Christian Henze (W) def. Marc Taggart (B) 9-1, 10-9, 9-2

(10.) Dae Ro Lee (B) def. Constantine Marnadis (W) 9-4, 7-9, 9-1, 7-9, 6-9

NESCAC Championships Quarterfinal

#2 Bates 9, #7 Hamilton 0


1. Ricky Weisskopf (B) def. John Dewitt (H) 9-6, 9-1, 9-1

2. Sean Wilkinson  (B) def. Ben Clayman (H) 9-7, 9-7, 9-2

3. Kush Mahan (B) def. Mario Magana (H) 10-8, 9-1, 9-4

4. Jordan Greenberg (B) def. Jono Peters (H) 9-1, 9-4, 9-4

5. Matt Marchisotto  (B) def. Brett Morell (H) 9-3, 9-1, 9-3

6. Will Katz (B) def. Sander Dourette (H) 9-4, 9-0, 9-3

7. Deacon Chapin over Rick Munschauer (H) 9-1, 9-2, 9-0

8. Nick Echeverria over James Hogan (H) 9-7, 6-9, 9-4, 1-9, 9-6

9. Marc Taggart over Hal Lee (H) 9-1, 9-0, 8-10, 9-4

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