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Men's squash finishes regular season with win at Colby

WATERVILLE, Maine -- The No. 17 nationally ranked Bates men's squash team outplayed No. 24 Colby by a 6-3 score on Sunday, finishing up the regular season on a winning note.

Bates (12-14) awaits its opening-round opponent at the College Squash Association Men’s Team Nationals, which start on Thursday at Princeton.

Senior captain Bobby Burns (Greenwich, Conn.) fought back from a 2-1 deficit to post a 3-2 win over Harry Smith at the No. 1 spot on the ladder. Sophomore captain Kristian Muldoon (Paget, Bermuda) registered a 3-1 win win over Nat Cooper at No. 3, while the 4, 5 and 6 spots on the ladder were swept by Bates junior Eric Bedell (Brooklyn, N.Y.), first-year Andy Cannon (Greenwich, Conn.) and junior Walter Cabot (Dover, Mass.), respectively. First-year Jason Shrubb (Hamilton, Bermuda) won at No. 9 to complete an unbeaten weekend, along with Cabot.

Colby (12-14) got its wins at the Nos. 2, 7 and 8 positions on the ladder.

Bates 6, Colby 3
Feb. 12, 2012 at Colby

1. Smith, Harry L (C) def. by Burns, Robert P. (B) 12-10, 9-11, 11-13, 11-2, 11-4
2. Sullivan, William C (C) def. Keating, R.J. (B) 11-7, 11-8, 11-4
3. Cooper, Nat M. (C) def. by Muldoon, Kristian (B) 11-8, 11-9, 8-11, 11-6
4. Simpson, Trey (C) def. by Bedell, Eric S (B) 11-6, 11-9, 11-3
5. Hochman, Will N (C) def. by Cannon, Andy (B) 11-7, 11-7, 11-7
6. Carroll, Stephen T (C) def. by Cabot III, Walter M. (B) 11-6, 11-7, 12-10
7. Gabranski, Peter J (C) def. Born, David (B) 5-11, 11-5, 11-9, 8-11, 11-5
8. Eder, John M. (C) def. Saleem, Nabil (B) 11-9, 14-12, 11-6
9. York, Ben E (C) def. by Shrubb, Jason A (B) 6-11, 11-9, 11-1, 11-6
Exh. Soto, Darryl (C) def. by Fearnley, William T (B) 11-7, 13-15, 11-9, 12-10