Courtesy of Trinity Sports Information
HARTFORD, Conn. – Each top seed from the three first-round matches advanced to quarterfinal round of the 2016 NESCAC Men's Squash Championship on Friday, February 5. The championship is being hosted by Trinity College's Kellner Squash Center.
Sixth-seeded Wesleyan (8-3) blanked 11th-seeded Connecticut College (2-12), 9-0, in the day’s first match as seven of the nine games were decided in straight sets. After a slightly delayed start time due snowy travel conditions, the other 4:30 p.m. match between No. 8 seed Amherst (5-6) and No. 9 seed Tufts (7-6) saw the Purple & White win in a dominating 9-0 effort, winning eight of nine games in 3-0 fashion. Amherst remained unbeaten against the Jumbos in the postseason as the Purple & White improved to 4-0 all-time versus Tufts in the playoffs.
Seventh-seeded Bowdoin (6-11) and tenth-seeded Hamilton (4-13) played the day’s closest match as the Polar Bears came out victorious by the score of 5-4. The Continentals put up a valiant effort as three of the four Hamilton team points came courtesy of 3-2 wins.
Amherst moves on to face the host Bantams tomorrow at 9 a.m. as Trinity looks to earn its tenth straight conference championship. Second-seeded Middlebury faces Bowdoin, while No. 3 seed Bates will take on Wesleyan. Both matches are slated for 10:30 a.m. Fourth-seeded Williams and fifth-seeded Colby will face off in the 9 a.m. slot.