Hartford, Conn. - First-year Affeeq Ismail (Kuching, Malaysia) won of four early matches for the Trinity College Bantams, sweeping his opponent in the No. 8 position in the lineup by a combined score of 33-11, to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 7-2 victory over the visiting University of Rochester Yellowjackets in men's squash action this afternoon at Kellner Center. Defending National Champion Trinity, ranked No. 1 in the nation, remains perfect this year at 11-0 with its 30th straight win and its 161st consecutive victory at home. No. 5-Ranked Rochester drops to 6-3 with its second straight setback.
Trinity senior captain Matthew Mackin (Greenwich, Conn.) made quick work of his No. 9 opponent with an 11-5, 11-4, 11-7 win, and sophomore Zeyad Elshorafy (Alexandria, Egypt), Ismail, and junior Elroy Leong (Selangor, Malaysia) won shortly after to give the Bantams a 4-0 lead. Rochester's Mario Yanez won, 3-1, over Bantam junior Vrishab Kotian (Mumbai, India) at No. 3, but Trinity junior Moustafa Hamada (Alexandria, Egypt) answered with a 3-0 win to give the Bantams the win after six matches. Sophomores Karan Malik (Mumbai, India) and Juan Vargas (Bogota, Colombia) added wins for Trinity, and Neil Cordell won for Rochester a the No. 1 spot.
1. R-Neil Cordell d. Miled Zarazua, 11-7, 11-7, 6-11, 5-11, 8-11
2. TC-Karan Malik d. Ryosei Kobayashi, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8, 2-11, 11-9
3. R-Mario Yanez d. Vrishab Krotian, 7-11, 8-11, 11-6, 5-11
4. TC-Juan Vargas d. William Mohr, 11-2, 5-11, 8-11, 11-2, 18-16
5. TC-Elroy Leong d. Aria Fazelimanesh, 11-8, 11-6, 11-6
6. TC-Zeyad Elshorafy d. Karm Kumar, 11-8, 11-7, 11-9
7. TC-Moustafa Hamada d. Meng Xiaomen, 11-4, 11-9, 11-9
8. TC-Alfeeq Ismail d. Jesse Cramer 11-5, 11-4, 11-2
9. TC-Matthew Mackin d. Christian Riedelsheimer, 11-5, 11-4, 11-7
Trinity (Conn.) 7, Rochester 2