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February 6, 2010

Men's squash tops Amherst, falls to Ephs in NESCAC semis

Mahan

Greenberg

Katz

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Bates men's squash team doused Amherst 8-1 Saturday morning in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Championships, then fell to Williams 6-3 in a closely contested semifinal match.

Bates (18-7) will play Bowdoin tomorrow at 12 p.m. to determine third and fourth places in the conference.

The top three players in the Bates lineup -- senior Kush Mahan (Kalamazoo, Mich.), senior Jordan Greenberg (Malvern, Pa.) and junior Will Katz (Bronxville, N.Y.) -- all defeated their Williams opponent, the first two by 3-0 scores and the latter by a 3-2 count. All three players were 2-0 on the day for Bates.

Bates 8, Amherst 1

1. Bates Kush Mahan def Brian Warner 11-1, 9-11, ret DNF

2. Bates Jordan Greenberg def Charles Loesch-Quintin 5-11, 12-10, 11-3, 9-11,11-5

3. Bates William Katz def Steve Severson 11-7,11-5,11-5

4. Bates Nicholas Echeverria def Kevin Cecala 5-11, 9-11,11-9,12-10,12-10

5. Bates Dae Ro Lee def by Tom Rapisarda 11-9, 12-10, 11-6

6. Bates Patrick Williams def Matt Arnold 1-11, 4-11,11-6,11-7,11-7

7. Bates Richard Keating def Todd Lavine 11-5,11-7,11-8

8. Bates Eric Bedell def Lee Banta 11-4, 11-7, 11-7

9. Bates Nicholas Kourides def. Zach Porges 11-6, 11-7, 6-11, 12-10

Williams 6, Bates 3

1. Kush Mahan (B) def Ethan Buchsbaum (W) 12-10 12-10 11-7

2. Jordan Greenberg (B) def. Will Morris (W) 11-6 11-8 11-9

3. Will Katz (B) def. Christian Henze (W) 11-8 6-11 11-9 7-11 12-10

4. Will Gruner (W) def. Robert Burns (B)  8-11 11-4 11-0 11-7

5. Julian Drobetsky (W) def. Nick Echeverria (B) 7-11 11-8 9-11 11-6 11-6

6. Nick Marks (W) def. Dae Ro Lee (B) 11-3 11-4 5-11 11-4

7. Jack Ervasti (W) def. Patrick Williams (B) 11-7 11-8 11-4

8. Bernard Yaros (W) def. R.J. Keating (B) 11-9 11-3 11-4

9. Jeremy Herrmann (W) def. Eric Bedell (B) 11-7 11-6 11-6

10. Alec Greaves-Tunnell (W) def. Nick Kourides (B) 11-7 11-8 11-6

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