No. 1 Men’s Squash Blanks No. 10 Columbia, 9-0

Timothy Brownell eyes down his shot
Timothy Brownell is 3-0 on the season (Photo Courtesy\Gil Talbot)

NEW YORK – In its fourth-straight top-10 matchup, the first-ranked Harvard Crimson swept the 10th-ranked Columbia Lions on their home floor, 9-0. The Crimson (5-0, 4-0 Ivy) put together yet another masterful performance, coming just one point shy of a perfect match score of 27-0. With the win, Harvard solidified its lead at the top of the Ivy League and improved its combined individual record to 43-2.

The win with the widest margin went to first-year Ayush Menon, who defeated his Lion opponent by a combined score of 33-8. Senior captains Timothy Brownell and Sean Hughes also put together dominant wins of 33-10 and 33-11, respectively.

At the top of the order, Victor Crouin and Marwan Tarek both extended their personal win streaks with wins at the first and second positions.

After missing last weekend's matchups, sophomore George Crowne returned to the lineup and gave the Crimson a win at the seventh pairing.

Harvard Highlights

  • Harvard is now 4-0 against teams ranked in the CSA's top-10.
  • Junior Samuel Scherl moves to a prefect 5-0 on the year with his victory at the fourth position.
  • First-years Ayush Menon and Liam Rotzoll both keep unbeaten marks and move to 5-0 on the season.

Up Next
Harvard will return home this weekend to play host to a pair of top-10 opponents. No. 5 Drexel and No. 7 Rochester will come into Cambridge for matches on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26, respectively.

RESULTS

No. 1 Harvard – 9, No. 10 Columbia – 0

  1. Victor Crouin def. Callan Hall, 3-1 (11-6, 3-11, 4-11, 6-11)
  2. Marwan Tarek def. Robin Singh Mann, 3-0 (7-11, 6-11, 8-11)
  3. Saadeldin Abouaish def. Justin Ghaeli, 3-0 (5-11, 4-11, 6-11)
  4. Samuel Scherl def. Aditya Kankariya, 3-0 (8-11, 3-11, 4-11)
  5. Sean Hughes def. Hugh Camiener, 3-0 (4-11, 4-11, 3-11)
  6. Timmy Brownell def. Andrew Jung, 3-0 (3-11, 3-11, 4-11)
  7. George Crowne def. Vishan Patel, 3-0 (4-11, 9-11, 2-11)
  8. Ayush Menon def. Nico Hughes, 3-0 (1-11, 3-11, 4-11)
  9. Liam Rotzoll def. Zain Athar, 3-0 (2-11, 6-11, 6-11)