Pictured: Freshman Zeke Scherl advanced to the Round of 16
of the "B" Division at the CSA Individual Championships.
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot Photography.
HARTFORD, Conn.– The Harvard men’s squash team had four players survive day one of the College Squash Association Individual Championships. Two players advanced to the Round of 16 of the “A” Division while another pair of representing the Crimson moved onto the quarterfinals of the “B” Division.
Senior co-captain Colin West, the top-ranked player in the tournament, advanced to the Round of 16 of the “A” Division with a three-game win. Richard Hill also went through to the second round after winning in five games. Hill won the first game 11-8 but dropped the next two games by 11-8. The junior rebounded to win the fourth game 12-10 and rolled into the Round of 16 with an 11-3 win in the fifth game to clinch the match.
In the “B” Division, freshmen Jason Michas and Zeke Scherl both got a free pass to the Round of 32 after receiving byes in the opening round. Both players earned a slot in the Round of 16 by claiming victories. Scherl lost his first game 11-4 but returned the favor by winning 11-4 to knot the score at one-game apiece. The rookie prevailed in the third and fourth games to move through to the next round. Michas glided into the Round of 16, sweeping all three games.
The “A” Division continues tomorrow, March 6, with the quarterfinals and semifinals being played. The Round of 16 and the quarterfinals of the “B” Division are slated for tomorrow as well.