Harvard earned another comeback victory this season (Gil Talbot).
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The No. 6 Harvard men's squash team avenged its opening loss of the season against No. 7 Dartmouth, taking the Big Green down, 6-3, Saturday in a Potter Cup consolation semifinal match at the Brady Squash Center.
Harvard (6-6, 5-3) found itself down after the opening flight against Dartmouth (9-6, 5-3), but rallied to hold the upper hand over the Big Green the final two flights. With the win, the Crimson advance to the Potter Cup consolation final, where it will take on No. 5 Penn tomorrow at 9 a.m.
Bryan Koh earned the lone win for Harvard in the opening wave at the No. 3 position, securing his first win of the tournament.
Bradley Smith and Dylan Murray each went the distance to pace the second wave, needing all five games to win their respective matches to tie the contest up at 6-6. Smith secured his fifth win of the year at the No. 2 position, while Murray earned his seventh at the No. 5 spot.
The final flight completed the comeback for Harvard, earning a sweep to send Harvard to the consolation final with a 6-3 win. David Ryan and Madhav Dhingra each swept their opponents for their first win of the tournament, while Seif Eleinen picked up his second triumph of the weekend.
No. 1 David Ryan (H) def. Alvin Heumann - 3-0
No. 2 Bradley Smith (H) def. Carson Spahr - 3-2
No. 3 Bryan Koh (H) def. Samuel Epley - 3-1
No. 4 Madhav Dhingra (H) def. Matthew Giegerich - 3-0
No. 5 Dylan Murray (H) def. Nicholas Harrington - 3-2
No. 6 Kyle Martino def. Alexi Gosset (H) - 3-0
No. 7 Seif Eleinen (H) def. James Fisch - 3-1
No. 8 Glen Brickman def. Mandela Patrick (H) - 3-1
No. 9 Brian Giegerich def. Jack Cooper (H) - 3-0