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No. 5 Men's Squash Closes Out Home Schedule, Falls to No. 4 Princeton

Pictured: Colin West improved to 7-1 at the No. 1 position this season.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot Photography


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- In its final home match of the season, the fifth-ranked Harvard men's squash team suffered a 7-2 loss to No. 4 Princeton Sunday afternoon at the Barnaby Courts.  The Crimson falls to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the Ivy League, while the Tigers move to 9-2 and 5-1 in the Ancient Eight. 

Harvard claimed victories in the top two positions, led by a 3-1 win by Colin West against Todd Harrity at the No. 1 slot.  West took the first two games, 11-7 and 12-10, before falling in the third, 11-5.  West took control in game four, clinching the match, 11-9.  At the No. 2 spot, Richard Hill lost his first game against Christopher Callis, 11-8, but took the next two games by 11-7 scores to take a 2-1 lead.  Hill then outplayed Callis, 11-5, in the fourth game to pick up the win.

In the closest match of the day, Harvard's Alexander Ma battled back from a 2-0 deficit in games (11-8, 11-9) against Nikhil Seth to win the third and fourth sets, 11-8 and 11-9.  Seth, however, took control in the fifth and decisive game, 11-9, to emerge with the victory.

The Crimson will now close out the regular season by visiting archrival Yale Saturday, Feb. 13. The match against the Bulldogs will get underway at 1 p.m. Harvard will then have a week off before competing at the College Squash Association team championships Feb. 19-21 in New Haven, Conn.

Complete Results
No. 4 Princeton 7, No. 5 Harvard 2
No. 1 Colin West (H) def. Todd Harrity (P) 3-1: 11-7, 12-10, 5-11, 11-9
No. 2 Richard Hill (H) def. Christopher Callis (P) 3-1: 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-5
No. 3 David Cannder (P) def. Zeke Scherl (H) 3-0: 11-8, 11-6, 11-3
No. 4 Kelly Shannon (P) def. J. Reed Endresen (H) 3-1: 11-4, 13-15, 11-7, 11-2
No. 5 Santiago Imberton (P) def. Jason Michas (H) 3-1: 9-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-1
No. 6 Jesus Pena (P) def. Eliot Buchanan (H) 3-1: 11-7, 11-3, 7-11, 11-3
No. 7 Peter Sopher (P) def. Franklin Cohen (H) 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 11-2
No. 8 Clay Blackiston (P) def. William Ahmed (H) 3-0: 11-8, 11-9, 11-7
No. 9 Nikhil Seth (P) def. Alexander Ma (H) 3-2: 11-8, 11-9, 8-11, 9-11, 11-9
No. 10 Philip Sopher (P) def. Alex Lavoie (H) 3-0: 11-8, 16-14, 11-7