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No. 6 Men’s Squash Downs No. 8 Western Ontario

Richard Hill stormed back from two sets down to defeat Brian Hong, 3-2 (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The No. 6 Harvard men's squash team took to the courts for the first time since Dec. 5 and captured an 8-1 victory over No. 8 Western Ontario. The match, played in Toronto at the Canada National Squash Academy, improved the Crimson to 4-2 on the season.

The Mustangs jumped out to an early lead as Bruce Burrowes defeated William Ahmed, 3-1. It would be the only match that Western Ontario would win as the Crimson rattled off eight straight victories.

Gary Power, Nigel Koh and J. Reed Endresen each won their match in straight sets. Power, playing in the No. 1 spot, beat Kimesh Chetty, 11-7, 11-7, 11-2. Koh was able to overcome a tough first set against Yeshale Chetty and win by a score of 13-11, 11-8, 11-8, in the No. 4 spot. Endresen, competing in the No. 5 spot, took down Albert Shoihet, 12-10, 11-9, 15-13.

The most thrilling match of the night though came in the No. 2 spot between Harvard's Richard Hill and Western Ontario's Brian Hong. Hong grabbed the first two sets, 11-2, 11-5, but Hill would not back down. Hill evened the match at 2-2, grabbing sets three and four by identical 11-7 scores. Hill finished the comeback by taking the fifth set, 11-5, and ensuring the 8-1 Crimson victory.

Alexander Ma also secured a victory in five sets for the Crimson, holding off a Tashlin Reddy comeback to win 11-9, 11-8, 5-11, 5-11, 11-9.

Harvard will next be in action on Jan. 26 when the Crimson welcome No. 1 Trinity to the Barnaby Courts.

No. 1 Gary Power (H) def. Kimesh Chetty (W) 3-0: 11-7, 11-7, 11-2
No. 2 Richard Hill (H) def. Brian Hong (W) 3-2: 2-11, 5-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-5
No. 3 Brandon McLaughlin (H) def. Ryan Herden (W) 3-1: 13-15, 11-8, 11-8, 11-4
No. 4 Nigel Koh (H) def. Yeshale Chetty (W) 3-0: 13-11, 11-8, 11-8
No. 5 J. Reed Endresen (H) def. Albert Shoihet (W) 3-0: 12-10, 11-9, 15-13
No. 6 Zeke Scherl (H) def.  Adam Engel (W) 3-1: 8-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-7
No. 7 Alexander Ma (W) def. Tashlin Reddy (W) 3-2: 11-9, 11-8, 5-11, 5-11, 11-9
No. 8  Thomas Mullaney (H) def. Andrew Silvestri (W) 3-1: 5-11, 11-4, 11-6, 12-10
No. 9 Bruce Burrowes (W) def. William Ahmed (H) 3-1: 11-5, 9-11, 11-7, 11-6