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Trinity Men's Squash Eludes Upset At Rochester

Trinity Men's Squash Eludes Upset At Rochester

Rochester, N.Y. - First-year Karan Malik (Mumbai, India) earned the clinching point with a 3-0 victory over senior Adam Perkiomaki to lead the visiting Trinity College Bantams to a 5-4 win over the No. 5-ranked University of Rochester Yellowjackets in men's squash action this afternoon at Lyman Courts.  Trinity, ranked No. 2 in the nation, improves to 10-0, while the Yellowjackets fall to 7-5 with their third straight setback.

The Bantams started out strong with two straight wins at No. 9 and No. 6.  Junior Matt Mackin (Greenwich, Conn.) dispatched Juan Herrera 11-5, 11-4, 11-3, while first-year Zeyad Elshorafy (Alexandria, Egypt) won over Karm Kumar, 3-1.  Rochester quickly answered with Faraz Khan winning a tough five-set match at No. 3 over Trinity sophomore Miled Zarazua (Mexico City, Mexico).  After losing the first two sets, 11-9, and, 11-6, Zarazua responded and won sets three and four, 11-7 in each.  Khan held strong and took the point with an 11-5 win in the the fifth set.
Will Mohr then evened the score at 2-2, with an impressive four-set win over Bantam senior Juan Flores (San Salvador, El Salvador).  Senior Oscar Lopez put the Yellowjackets ahead in the match with a 3-0 win over Trinity senior co-captain Johan Detter (Malmoe, Sweden).  Trinity answered right back with a three-game sweep of their own at the No. 7 spot.  Sophomore  Moustafa Hamada took care of Meng Xiaomen, 11-3, 11-8, 11-5, squaring the match at 3-3.

At No. 2, Yellowjacket freshman Neil Cordell took the first game 11-8, but Bantam rookie Juan Vargas (Bogota, Colombia) roared back and won the point in four.  Malik won the No. 4 match, while senior Reinhold Hergeth (Bloemfontein, South Africa) fell to No. 6-ranked Andres Duany, 3-0, in the No. 1 match to round out the scoring.

1. R- Andres Duany d. Reinhold Hergeth, 11-4, 11-7, 13-11
2. TC- Juan Vargas d. Neil Cordell, 8-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5
3. R- Faraz Khan d. Miled Zarazua, 11-9, 11-6, 7-11, 7-11, 11-5
4. TC- Karan Malik d. Adam Perkiomaki, 11-6, 11-5, 11-4
5. R- Oscar Lopez d. Johan Detter, 11-7, 12-10, 11-9
6. TC- Zeyad Elshorafy d. Karm Kumar, 5-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-3
7. TC- Moustafa Hamada d. Meng Xiaomen, 11-3, 11-8, 11-5
8. R- William Mohr d. Juan Flores, 11-8, 3-11, 14-12, 11-8
9. TC- Matthew Mackin d. Juan Herrera, 11-5, 11-4, 11-3
Trinity (Conn.) 5, Rochester 4