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No. 3 Men's Squash Rallies, Drops 5-4 Decision to No. 2 Trinity

With his win at No. 4, Gary Power tied up the match at four for the Crimson (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 3 Harvard men's squash team made a valiant comeback attempt, but it wasn't enough, as No. 2 Trinity outlasted the Crimson (14-2), 5-4, at the Murr Center Squash Courts Tuesday night.

The Crimson, who lost all three matches in the opening rotation, rallied to tie the match at 4-4 before the Bantams pulled it out in the end with a win at No. 7.

After falling behind 3-0, the Crimson took two of the three matches in the second rotation. Jason Michas outlasted Moustafa Hamada, 6-11, 11-8, 11-3, 9-11, 11-8, at No. 8 and No. 2 Brandon McLaughlin prevailed over Juan Vargas, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 7-11, 9-11, to keep the Crimson's hopes alive.

No. 1 Ali Farag made quick work of Reinhold Hergeth, dispatching the fellow junior, 11-4, 11-6, 11-5, to keep the momentum in favor of Harvard at the start of the third rotation. Gary Power continued the push, as he knocked off Karan Malik, 11-6, 9-11, 11-3, 11-6, to even up the score.

That left it up to Harvard's Zeke Scherl and Trinity's Zeyad Elshorafy to decide the match. Elshorafy won the first two games, 11-5 and 11-7; however, Scherl battled back in the third and was leading 10-9 before the freshman won the final three points to give Trinity the match win.

Harvard returns to action Feb. 18 at the Murr Center against Yale with a chance to earn a share of the Ivy League title.

Results
No. 1 Ali Farag (H) def. Reinhold Hergeth (T) 3-0: 11-4, 11-6, 11-5
No. 2 Brandon McLaughlin (H) def. Juan Vargas (T) 3-2: 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9
No. 3 Miled Zarazua (T) def. Nigel Koh (H) 3-1: 6-11, 9-11, 11-5, 9-11
No. 4 Gary Power (H) def. Karan Malik (T) 3-1: 11-6, 9-11, 11-3, 11-6
No. 5 Vrishab Kotian (T) def. Tyler Olsen (H) 3-0: 11-3, 11-7, 11-9
No. 6 Johan Detter (T) def. Tommy Mullaney (H) 3-2: 11-8, 5-11, 12-10, 8-11, 12-10
No. 7 Zeyad Elshorafy (T) def. Zeke Scherl (H) 3-0: 11-5, 11-7, 12-10
No. 8 Jason Michas (H) def. Moustafa Hamada (T) 3-2: 6-11, 11-8, 11-3, 9-11, 11-8
No. 9 Matthew Mackin (T) def. Matt Roberts (H) 3-1: 11-3, 8-11, 11-8, 11-6
No. 10 Alexander Ma (H) def. Juan Flores (T) 3-1: 11-7, 11-7, 2-11, 11-9