Courtesy of Trinity Sports Information
HARTFORD, Conn. - The Trinity College Bantams took the bottom seven spots in the lineup to win, 7-2, over the Bates College Bobcats in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men's Squash Final this afternoon at Trinity's George A. Kellner Center. Trinity, seeded No. 1 in the tournament, improves to 18-0 and wins its tenth consecutive league title. Bates drops to 11-7, having played its way into the NESCAC Final this weekend for the first time. Middlebury won the third-place match, 5-4, over Williams, while Amherst downed Bowdoin, 6-3, in the seventh-place match and Wesleyan defeated Colby, 5-4, in the fifth-place match at Trinity.
Trinity swept the first wave with 3-0 wins by Omar Allaudin, Tom De Mulder and Mudit Pant. Bates earned a point in the second wave when Trinity's Juan Vargas was forced to default to Bobcat Ahmed Hatata after an injury in the second game, but 3-0 triumphs by James Evans and Nku Patrick clinched the victory for the Bantams. Affeeq Ismail and Tor Christoffersen won for Trinity in the third wave, and Bates' Ahmed Abdel Khalek (Cairo, Egypt) won at the top of the ladder to account for the 7-2 final score.
Places nine through 11 were determined by consolation matches played on Saturday.
Final: Trinity defeated Bates, 7-2
Third-place match: Middlebury defeated Williams, 5-4
Fifth-place match: Wesleyan defeated Colby, 5-4
Seventh-place match: Amherst defeated Bowdoin, 6-3
Ninth place: Hamilton
10th place: Connecticut College
11th place: Tufts