ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Harvard Men's Squash Beats Cornell, 6-3, and Blanks MIT, 9-0

Brandon McLaughlin's win at No. 2 helped the Crimson knock off the Big Red Sunday (Gil Talbot). 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –  The No. 3 Harvard men's squash team picked up a pair of victories Sunday, knocking off rivals Cornell and MIT, inside the Murr Center.

The Crimson bested the Big Red, 6-3, before earning the ninth shutout of the season against the Engineers, 9-0, in the second match of the day to go to 13-1 on the year, including 8-0 at home and 4-1 in the Ivy League.

In the opener, the Crimson controlled the top and bottom of the ladder while splitting the middle positions with the Big Red. No. 1 Ali Farag knocked off Nicholas Sachvie, 11-7, 13-11, 11-6, and No. 2 Brandon McLaughlin came from behind to beat Aditiya Jagtap, 10-12, 11-7, 11-2, 11-4, on the top half.

The bottom two spots on the ladder saw No. 8 and senior-co-captain Jason Michas remain undefeated with an 11-9, 11-8, 11-9 win over Graham Dietz, and freshman No. 9  Matt Roberts trim Abhijit Malik, 11-13, 11-5, 11-7, 11-5.

In the middle of the lineup, the Big Red won at spots three, five and seven; however, No. 4 Gary Power and No. 6 Tommy Mullaney each earned wins to keep the Crimson in the hunt for the Ivy League title. Power dropped the first game before taking the last three to beat Owen Butler, 12-14, 11-5, 11-3, 11-6, while Mullaney lost the first two before winning the final three to stay undefeated in an 11-13, 9-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-9, win over Ryan Todd.

In the second match of the day, Harvard steamrolled the Engineers, sweeping all nine matches 3-0 for the third time this season.

Senior Alexander Ma led the charge, besting David Bian, 11-7, 11-7, 11-2, to get things started at No. 1 for the Crimson.

Fellow class of 2013 member Charles Cabot breezed past Abhi Mitra at No. 5, 11-5, 11-7, 11-4, while classmate Shaw McKean made his fifth appearance of the season and beat David Kang, 11-4, 11-2, 11-3, to improve to 4-1.

Harvard returns to action Feb. 8 at Brown. 

Results
Cornell 6-3 Win 
No. 1 Ali Farag (H) def. Nicholas Sachvie (C) 3-0: 11-7, 13-11, 11-6
No. 2 Brandon McLaughlin (H) def. Aditiya Jagtap (C) 3-1: 10-12, 11-7, 11-2, 11-4
No. 3 Arjun Gupta (C) def. Nigel Koh (H) 3-2: 11-2, 5-11, 11-7, 4-11, 11-8
No. 4 Gary Power (H) def. Owen Butler (C) 3-1: 12-14, 11-5, 11-3, 11-6
No. 5 Michael Sunderland (C) def. Tyler Olsen (H) 3-2: 11-4, 11-5, 9-11, 9-11, 11-8
No. 6 Tom Mullaney (H) def. Ryan Todd (C) 3-2: 11-13, 9-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-9
No. 7 Geoffrey Keating (C) def. Zeke Scherl (H) 3-1: 11-9, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7 
No. 8 Jason Michas (H) def. Graham Dietz (C) 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 11-9
No. 9 Matt Roberts (H) def. Abhijit Malik (C) 3-1: 11-13, 11-5, 11-7, 11-5
No. 10 Alexander Ma (H) def. Matthew Shang (C) 3-0: 11-2, 11-8, 11-4 

MIT 9-0 Win
No. 1 Alexander Ma (H) def. David Bian (M) 3-0: 11-7, 11-7, 11-2
No. 2 Samuel Goldberg (H) def. Gray Riley (M) 3-0: 11-7, 11-2, 11-8
No. 3 Walker Evans (H) def. Bowen Baker (M) 3-0: 11-2, 11-3, 11-6
No. 4 Sachin Patel (H) def. Sunny Long (M) 3-0: 11-2, 11-3, 11-6
No. 5 Charles Cabot (H) def. Abhi Mitra (M) 3-0: 11-5, 11-7, 11-4
No. 6 James Watkins (H) def. Marina Crowe (M) 3-0: 11-1, 11-2, 11-5
No. 7 Jake Matthews (H) def. Tanya Ivonchyk (M) 3-0: 11-2, 11-2, 11-3
No. 8 Seth Neel (H) def. Connor Kirschbaum (M) 3-0: 11-5, 11-5, 11-8
No. 9 Shaw McKean (H) def. David Kang (M) 3-0: 11-4, 11-2, 11-3
No. 10 Peter Janulis (H) def. Sarah Fay (M) 3-0: 11-4, 11-4, 11-6