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No. 3 Men's Squash Tops Columbia, 8-1

Ali Farag rallied to defeat Ramit Tandon Saturday afternoon (Dale Walker). 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The No. 3 Harvard men's squash team swept seven of the nine matches Saturday afternoon to knock off No. 11 Columbia, 8-1, to improve to 3-1 in the Ivy League inside the Murr Center.

The Crimson dominated the lower half of the ladder, sweeping positions five through nine, in just the second meeting between the two Ancient Eight programs to improve to 11-1 on the year.

In a rematch of last year's College Squash Association Individual National Championship match, Harvard's No. 1 Ali Farag was tested; however, he bested Ramit Tandon, 8-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-5, to remain undefeated in his collegiate career.

Tommy Mullaney grabbed sole possession of the Crimson team lead in wins, improving to 8-0 on the year with a 12-10, 11-8, 11-8 win over Danial Saleem at No. 5.

Harvard No. 8 Alexander Ma picked up a win over Alex Nalle, 11-9, 13-11, 11-8, while No. 9 Sam Goldberg knocked off Columbia's Alec Goldberg, 11-4, 11-6, 11-7.

The Crimson returns to action Sunday at noon against Cornell before taking on MIT at 4 p.m.

Results
No. 1 Ali Farag (H) def. Ramit Tandon (C) 3-1: 8-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-5
No. 2 Brandon McLaughlin (H) def. Anthony Zou (C) 3-0: 11-7, 11-3, 11-3
No. 3 Mohamed Abdel Maksoud (C) def. Nigel Koh (H) 3-1: 11-8, 11-9, 3-11, 11-5
No. 4 Gary Power (H) def. Graham Miao (C) 3-0: 12-10, 11-7, 11-9
No. 5 Tom Mullaney (H) def. Danial Saleem (C) 3-0: 12-10, 11-8, 11-8
No. 6 Zeke Scherl (H) def. Kyul Rhee (C) 3-0: 11-5, 11-3, 11-6
No. 7 Matt Roberts (H) def. Andrew Tan (C) 3-0: 11-5, 11-6, 11-8
No. 8 Alexander Ma (H) def. Alex Nalle (C) 3-0: 11-9, 13-11, 11-8
No. 9 Samuel Goldberg (H) def. Alec Goldberg (C) 3-0: 11-4, 11-6, 11-7
No. 10 Walker Evans (H) def. Theodore Buchsbaum (C) 3-0: 11-9, 11-9, 11-9