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Harvard Earns Pair of Victories Over Amherst, Western Ontario

Sachin Patel picked up his fourth win of the season against Amherst (Gil Talbot).

AMHERST, Mass. - The No. 3 Harvard men's squash team rebounded from its first loss of the season and picked up a pair of victories Saturday afternoon at the Pioneer Round Robin in Amherst.

The Crimson knocked off Western Ontario, 8-1, to begin the day before blanking Amherst, 9-0, in its second contest.

In the opener, the Crimson swept five of the nine matches, but the Mustangs were able to hang with Harvard in several of the matches.

At No. 8 Jason Michas and Adam Engel played the most hotly contested match of the morning. Harvard's senior co-captain, Michas, earned the hard-fought victory, outlasting Engel, 11-7, 8-11, 11-3, 3-11, 19-17.

No. 9 Matt Roberts also picked up a five-game win for the Crimson with a 12-10, 9-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-6 victory over Kale Wilson.

In the second match of the day, Harvard took first seven positions on the ladder 3-0 to cruise to a victory over the Jeffs.

Matt Roberts moved up to the No. 4 position from his usual spot at No. 9 and earned a win over Alexander Southmayd, 11-5, 11-6, 11-9.

No. 7 Sachin Patel improved to 4-0 on the year with a victory over Jake Albert, 11-5, 11-8, 11-5.

The two closest matches in the second contest came at Nos. 8 and 9. Jake Matthews edged Rodrigo Quan, 11-7, 10-12, 11-4, 8-11, 11-5, while Peter Janulis topped Kelvin Chen, 7-11, 11-8, 13-11, 11-3.

Harvard takes a two-week break before resuming Ivy League play against Columbia and Cornell Feb. 2 and 3.

Results vs. Western Ontario
No. 1 Ali Farag (H) def. Albert Shoihet (W) 3-0: 11-9, 11-5, 11-6
No. 2 Brandon McLaughlin (H) def. Brian Hong (W) 3-0: 11-8, 11-8, 11-8
No. 3 Gary Power (H) def. James Van Staveren (W) 3-0: 11-8, 11-7, 11-7
No. 4 Yeshale Chetty (W) def. Tyler Olson (H) 3-1: 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9
No. 5 Nigel Koh (H) def. Tashlin Reddy (W) 3-0: 11-8, 11-4, 11-8
No. 6 Tom Mullaney (H) def. Adrian Ostbye (W) 3-1: 11-8, 9-11, 11-3, 11-6
No. 7 Zeke Scherl (H) def. Remington Hall (W) 3-0: 11-9, 11-6, 11-4
No. 8 Jason Michas (H) def. Adam Engel (W) 3-2: 11-7, 8-11, 11-3, 3-11, 19-17
No. 9 Matt Roberts (H) def. Kale Wilson (W) 3-2: 12-10, 9-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-6
No. 10 Sam Goldberg (H) def. default (W) 3-0: 11-0, 11-0, 11-0

Results vs. Amherst
No. 1 Brandon McLaughlin (H) def. Noah Browne (A) 3-0: 11-3, 11-4, 11-5

No. 2 Gary Power (H) def. David Kerr (A) 3-0: 11-7, 11-8, 11-7
No. 3 Nigel Koh (H) def. Scott Desantis (A) 3-0: 11-8, 11-8, 11-6
No. 4 Matt Roberts (H) def. Alexander Southmayd (A) 3-0: 11-5, 11-6, 11-9
No. 5 Sam Goldberg (H) def. Max Kardon (A) 3-0: 11-6, 11-3, 11-7
No. 6 Alexander Ma (H) def. Stephen Cacouris (A) 3-0: 11-3, 11-4, 11-2
No. 7 Sachin Patel (H) def. Jake Albert (A) 3-0: 11-5, 11-8, 11-5
No. 8 Jake Matthews (H) def. Rodrigo Quan (A) 3-2: 11-7, 10-12, 11-4, 8-11, 11-5
No. 9 Peter Janulis (H) def. Kelvin Chen (A) 3-1: 7-11, 11-8, 13-11, 11-3
No. 10 Nicholas Sorrentino (A) def. Shaw McKean (H) 3-0: 11-9, 11-3, 11-8