Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College Bantam men's squash team breezed through the first two rounds of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship Tournament with 9-0 wins over Hamilton in the quarterfinals and against Middlebury in the semifinals. Trinity, the six-time defending NESCAC Champions and the No. 2-ranked team in the nation, improves to 13-0 while extending its home winning streak to 155 matches. The top- seeded Bantams will face No. 2-seeded Williams in the NESCAC Finals tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.
Williams defeated Amherst, 9-0, in the quarterfinals and Bates, 6-3, in the semifinals today. Middlebury had beaten Bowdoin, 8-1, in its quarterfinal and Bates had downed Wesleyan, 7-2, in the remaining quarterfinal match this morning to advance to the evening semifinals.
Trinity won all 18 individual matches by 3-0 scores in its first two rounds. Bantam senior Juan Flores (San Salvador, El Salvador) yielded a mere five points at No. 7 in the Hamilton match, while senior co-captain Johan Detter (Malmoe, Sweden) and first-year Zeyad Elshorafy (Alexandria, Egypt) allowed 10 points apiece at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, against Middlebury.