Courtesy of Amherst Sports Information
AMHERST, Mass. – The top-seeded Trinity College men’s squash team captured its 11th consecutive NESCAC Championship following an 8-1 win over No. 2 Bates College Sunday afternoon at the Davenport Squash Courts on the campus of host Amherst College.
Trinity earned its 11th consecutive conference crown on the strength of sweeps on courts two through nine, while Bates picked up its lone victory on court one. The Bobcats have finished as the runner-up in the NESCAC tournament twice after falling to Trinity, 7-2, in last year’s championship match.
In the third place match, No. 4 Middlebury edged No. 3 Williams, 5-4. The Panthers earned wins on courts five, six, seven, eight and nine to seal the win, including 3-0 victories at positions five, seven and eight. The Ephs swept courts one and four, earned a 3-1 victory on court two, and a 3-2 win on court three.
The fifth place match saw No. 5 Colby defeat No. 6 Amherst, 6-3 as the Mules won a trio of five-set matches on courts four, eight and nine to help secure the win.
In the seventh place match, No. 8 Wesleyan defeated No. 7 Bowdoin, 9-0 on the strength of 3-0 sweeps on courts four through nine.
Places nine through 11 were determined by consolation matches played on Saturday.
Final: Trinity def. Bates, 8-1
Third-place match: Middlebury def. Williams, 5-4
Fifth-place match: Colby def. Amherst, 6-3
Seventh-place match: Wesleyan def. Bowdoin, 9-0
Ninth place: Tufts
10th place: Hamiton
11th place: Connecticut College