BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The No. 14 nationally ranked Bates men's squash team defeated rival Bowdoin for the 22nd straight time on Wednesday evening, routing the 20th-ranked Polar Bears 8-1 in Brunswick.
First-year Ahmed Abdel Khalek (Cairo, Egypt) won 3-0 (11-5, 11-1, 11-6) at the No. 1 position over Bowdoin's Andrew Hilboldt, one of three Bobcats to win in straight games, along with senior captain Walter Cabot (Dover, Mass.) at No. 3 and first-year Filip Michalsky (Prague, Czech Republic) at No. 6.
Winning by a 3-1 score for Bates (8-7) were senior R.J. Keating (Short Hills, N.J.) at No. 4, sophomore Andy Cannon (Greenwich, Conn.) at No. 5, sophomore Nabil Saleem (Alpharetta, Ga.) at No. 7 and first-year Caran Arora (Mumbai, India) at No. 8. Sophomore Jason Shrubb (Hamilton, Bermuda) prevailed in five games at No. 9.
Bowdoin dipped to 6-7.
Bates plays its home finale and will celebrate Senior Night this Friday, Jan. 25, against Boston College. It will be the final home match for seniors David Born (Westbrook, Maine), Cabot, William Fearnley (Byfield, Mass.), Keating, and Matthew Ross (New York, N.Y.).
Bates 8, Bowdoin 1
Jan. 23, 2013 at Brunswick, Maine
1. Hilboldt, Andrew J (Bowdoin) lost to Abdel Khalek, Ahmed M. (Bates) 11-5,11-1,11-6
2. Danyluk, Stephan B (Bowdoin) def. Muldoon, Kristian (Bates) 13-11,11-7,9-11,11-9
3. Fantini, William P (Bowdoin) lost to Cabot III, Walter M. (Bates) 11-9,11-4,11-4
4. Cooper, Matthew A. (Bowdoin) lost to Keating, R.J. (Bates) 10-12,11-8,11-5,11-8
5. Wilson,Reid E. (Bowdoin) lost to Cannon, Andy (Bates) 11-6,9-11,11-6,11-4
6. Bearse, Maxwell E. (Bowdoin) lost to Michalsky, Filip (Bates) 11-8,11-7,11-8
7. Ward, Andrew P. (Bowdoin) lost to Saleem,Nabil (Bates) 9-11,11-3,11-5,11-9
8. Winmill, William M. (Bowdoin) lost to Arora, Caran (Bates) 9-11,11-4,11-8,11-5
9. Reisley, Alex B. (Bowdoin) lost to Shrubb, Jason A (Bates) 6-11,11-13,11-5,11-4,11-8
Exh. Lim, Emmanuel (Bowdoin) lost to Born, David (Bates) 11-7,11-7,11-4