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Men's squash falls to Middlebury; to face Brown on Sunday

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Facing NESCAC rival Middlebury for the third time in the past two weeks, the Bates men's squash team fell 6-3 to the Panthers on Saturday at the CSA Team Nationals, in the Hoehn Cup (B Division) consolation semifinals.

Bates (12-16), the eighth and final seed in the Hoehn Cup, will play seventh-seeded Brown on Sunday at 11:30am at The Lawrenceville School to determine seventh and eighth place in the Hoehn Cup. The Bears edged the Bobcats 5-4 in their meeting on Nov. 19 at Harvard.

Bates senior captain Bobby Burns (Greenwich, Conn.) came back from a 2-0 deficit to register a stirring 9-11, 7-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-7 defeat of Valentin Quan at the No. 1 position on the ladder. Junior Walter Cabot (Dover, Mass.) pulled off the same feat in notching a point for Bates for the second straight day, after scoring the Bobcats' lone point in yesterday's 8-1 defeat to Penn. Cabot prevailed over Middlebury's William Moore at the No. 6 spot, 7-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-5.

First-year Andy Cannon (Greenwich, Conn.) downed Cooper Redpath at No. 4 in Bates' most convincing win of the day, 11-8, 11-7, 11-6. Fellow freshman Jason Shrubb (Hamilton, Bermuda) fell to Chris Ivsin at No. 9 by a 3-2 (11-5, 12-10, 11-5, 10-12, 11-9) score.

Middlebury 6, Bates 3
Feb. 18, 2012 at Princeton

1. Burns, Robert P. (B) def. Quan, Valentin (M) 9-11, 7-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-7
2. Muldoon, Kristian (B) def. by Dolan, Jay W (M) 11-4, 11-3, 11-4
3. Keating, R.J. (B) def. by Hurst, Parker A. (M) 11-9, 11-13, 14-12, 11-5
4. Bedell, Eric S (B) def. by Hurst, Spencer D. (M) 11-8, 11-4, 10-12, 12-10
5. Cannon, Andy (B) def. Redpath, Cooper E (M) 11-8, 11-7, 11-6
6. Cabot III, Walter M. (B) def. Moore, William T. (M) 7-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-5
7. Born, David (B) def. by DiSesa, Addison H. (M) 11-3, 12-10, 11-7
8. Saleem, Nabil (B) def. by Clarke, Willy T (M) 11-6, 11-7, 11-5
9. Shrubb, Jason A (B) def. by Ivsin, Chris (M) 11-5, 12-10, 11-5, 10-12, 11-9