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February 7, 2010

Men's squash beats Bowdoin for third place in NESCAC

Mahan

Katz

Burns

Keating

Bedell

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Bates College men's squash team defeated rival Bowdoin 5-4 on Sunday at the NESCAC Squash Championships, to finish third in the conference for the fourth time in the four-year history of the tournament. It was the Bobcats' 16th straight win over the Polar Bears.

The No. 3 seed Bates men (19-7) received wins from senior Kush Mahan (Kalamazoo, Mich.) at the No. 1 spot, junior Will Katz (Bronxville, N.Y.) at No. 3, sophomore Bobby Burns (Greenwich, Conn.) at No. 4, first-year R.J. Keating (Short Hills, N.J.) at No. 8 and first-year Eric Bedell (Brooklyn, N.Y.) at No. 9.

The Bates men next play at the College Squash Association Team Nationals, taking place Feb. 18-21 at Yale University.

Bates 5, Bowdoin 4

1. BA- Kush Mahan d. Palmer Higgins, 11-8, 11-7, 11-7

2. BO- David Funk d. Jordan Greenberg, 11-6, 11-5, 11-9

3. BA- William Katz d. Carl Bernard, 9-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 11-4

4. BA- Bobby Burns d. Peter Cipriano, 3-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-5

5. BO- Arun Nakhija d. Nicholas Echeverria, 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 4-11, 12-10

6. BO- Rahul Madan-Mohan d. Dae Ro Lee, 12-10, 13-11, 12-14, 8-11, 12-10

7. BO- William Fantini d. Patrick Williams, 11-7, 10-12, 12-14, 11-8, 11-7

8. BA- R.J. Keating d. Andrew Hilboldt, 9-11, 13-11, 11-4, 11-2

9. BA- Eric Bedell d. Thai Ha-ngoc, 11-9, 11-7, 11-6

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