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No. 5 Men's Squash Defeats No. 7 Dartmouth

Brandon McLaughlin is one of four Harvard freshmen still undefeated (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The No. 5 Harvard men's squash team took down No. 7 Dartmouth at the Barnaby Courts on Wednesday, 7-2. The victory pushes the Crimson's season record to 3-0.

Using a five court system in which the even spots played first, Harvard jumped out to a 3-1 lead on the Big Green. Nigel Koh in the No. 4 spot and Zeke Scherl in the No. 6 spot notched straight set victories for Harvard.

When the odd spots hit the courts, Harvard grabbed control of the match, winning four of five. Gary Power won a five-game thriller in the No. 1 spot against Christopher Hanson, a first-team All-American, 12-10, 9-11, 8-11, 11-2, 11-7.

Brandon McLaughlin playing the No. 3 spot and Alexander Ma, Harvard's No.7, each also contributed straight set wins.

The four freshmen that have played in every match this season, Power, Koh, McLaughlin, and Thomas Mullaney (3-1 win over Fletcher Pease) are undefeated so far in their rookie campaigns.

Harvard hits the road this weekend, facing Cornell on Saturday and Rochester on Sunday.

Complete Results
No. 5 Harvard 7, No. 7 Dartmouth 2
No. 1 Gary Power (H) def. Christopher Hanson (D) 3-2: 12-10, 9-11, 8-11, 11-2, 11-7
No. 2 Nicolas Sisodia (D) def. Richard Hill (H) 3-1: 12-10, 5-11, 11-3, 11-7
No. 3 Brandon McLaughlin (H) def. Christopher Jung (D) 3-0: 11-6, 11-4, 11-6
No. 4 Nigel Koh (H) def. Brian O'Toole (D) 3-0: 11-7, 11-9, 11-6
No. 5 Michael Lewis (D) def. Reed Endresen (H) 3-0: 11-4, 11-6, 11-6
No. 6 Zeke Scherl (H) def.  Luke Lee (D) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-9
No. 7 Alexander Ma (H) def. Robert Maycock (D) 3-0: 11-6, 11-9, 11-5
No. 8 Thomas Mullaney (H) def. Fletcher Pease (D) 3-1: 7-11, 11-6, 11-6, 12-10
No. 9 William Ahmed (H) def. Ted Schroeder (D) 3-1: 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9