Men's squash beats Amherst, finishes fifth at NESCAC tourney

AMHERST, Mass. -- The Colby College men's squash team is in the upper echelon of the New England Small College Athletic Conference after finishing fifth at the league championships on Sunday.

The Mules came into the weekend with the fifth seed in the 11-team tournament. Colby (12-10 overall) took a 6-3 win over sixth-seeded Amherst College in the fifth-place match.
 

First position player Will McBrian and second spot player Patrick McCarthy took care of business with 3-0 victories playing on Amherst's home courts.

Five of the nine matches went to five sets and the Mules won three. Fourth position player Hugh Doherty and Matt Epstein (pictured) at the eighth spot both won the first two sets of their matches and then were forced to win in a fifth set.
 

Sam Hitt won the other 3-2 match at the ninth position, fighting back from a 2-1 set deficit. Jason Brodo needed four sets to win at the seventh spot for the Mules.

Colby 6, Amherst 3

1: Will McBrian, C, d. Harith Khawaja, 3-0 (11-8, 11-9, 11-8)

2: Patrick McCarthy, C, d. Michael Groot, 3-0 (11-7, 11-4, 11-7)

3: David Merkel, A, d. Elliot Gross, 3-0 (14-12, 11-7, 11-8)

4: Hugh Doherty, C, d. Cameron Bahadori, 3-2 (11-8, 11-9, 7-11, 10-12, 11-7)

5: Darian Ehsani, A, d. Will Pepi, 3-2 (5-11, 11-6, 14-12, 7-11, 11-9)

6: Lucas Sheiner, A, d. Andrew Swapp, 3-2 (9-11, 11-7, 7-11, 13-11, 11-9)

7: Jason Brodo, C, d. Chris Zimmerman, 3-1 (11-6, 11-7, 3-11, 11-9)

8: Matt Epstein, C, d. Mateen Mills, 3-2 (11-9, 11-2, 8-11, 8-11, 11-3)

9: Sam Hitt, C, d. Mitch Ford, 3-2 (11-13, 11-8, 10-12, 11-6, 11-9)

 
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