Posted: Feb 02, 2019
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- The Colby College and Amherst College men's squash teams have played some tight matches over the past few years and Saturday was no exception when the Mammoths won 5-4 at the NESCAC meet.
The eighth-seeded Mules had their top three position players all win, including Elliot Gross with a 9-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-9 victory at the first position.
Colby, ranked 26th nationally, will play in the seventh-place match Sunday at 9:30 a.m. against seventh-seeded and 24th-ranked Tufts University.
Alex Spafford took an 11-6, 6-11, 11-8, 11-9 win at the second spot for the Mules. Chase Holding won at three with an 11-7, 4-11, 11-8, 12-10 win. Duda Voldman had the other victory at the ninth spot with a five-set win (7-11, 11-9, 12-10, 9-11, 11-9).
Amherst is the fifth seed and is ranked 22nd nationally.
Colby started the day with a 9-0 loss to top-seeded Trinity College in a quarterfinal match. Gross went four sets at the first position after splitting the first two sets.