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No. 2 seeded men's squash heads to NESCAC Championships

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Bates College men's squash team will carry some positive momentum into the NESCAC Men's Squash Championships, which get under way on Friday at Trinity College. Bates is the No. 2 seed in the tournament, behind only the host Bantams, who are the longstanding national champions.

Bates will face Friday night's winner between No. 10 seed Colby and No. 7 seed Hamilton in the tournament quarterfinals Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. Should they win, they'll advance to play in the semifinals at 4:45 p.m. The conference championship match is scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m.

The Bobcat men enjoy their deepest team ever and are poised to potentially break into the elite eight of men's collegiate squash.  Led by three-time All-American and captain Ricky Weisskopf (San Salvador, El Salvador) and fellow senior captain Sean Wilkinson (London, England), the men had a strong start at 7-3, and earned the No. 2 seed in the NESCAC Men's Squash Championships behind Trinity. Sophomores Kush Mahan (Gainesville, Fla.) and Jordan Greenberg (Malvern, Pa.) have been a solid 3-4 combination for the Bobcats, and an influx of first-year talent, including Matt Marchisotto (New York, N.Y.), Will Katz (Bronxville, N.Y.) and Nick Echeverria (Washington, D.C.), has helped Bates rise in the rankings this season. Key matches for Bates this year include 5-4 wins over Williams and Cornell.

View the 2008 NESCAC Men's Squash Championship Preview Release