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Trinity Men's Squash Wins At George Washington

Rick Penders '18 won, 3-2, at the top of the ladder
Rick Penders '18 won, 3-2, at the top of the ladder

Washington, D.C. – The visiting Trinity College Bantams concluded a three-day, three-match trip to the Middle Atlantic States with a 9-0 men's squash victory over the George Washington University Colonials this afternoon.  The Defending National Champion Bantams, ranked No. 1 nationally, improve to 6-0, while the Colonials drop to 5-3 after a 5-0 start.  Trinity, which blanked Drexel, 9-0, in Philadelphia on Tuesday, and won, 8-1, at Navy yesterday, will return home to entertain Cornell on Monday, January 11 at noon.

Trinity dominated the middle of the lineup with 3-0 wins at No. 2 thru No. 7.  Sophomore James Evans (Maidstone, England) allowed just 10 points at the No. 8 spot, while sophomore Rick Penders (Maastricht, Netherlands) held off first-year Moudy Abdel-Maksoud with a gutty 14-12 triumph in the deciding fifth frame of 3-2 victory at the top of the lineup.

MATCH RESULTS
1. TC- Rick Penders d. Moudy Abdel-Maksoud, 11-4, 10-12, 11-6, 10-12, 14-12
2. TC- Michael Craig d. Oisin Logan, 11-8, 11-3, 11-8
3. TC- Juan Vargas d. Andres de Frutos, 11-9, 11-9, 11-6
4. TC- Affeeq Ismail d. Nicolas Valderrama, 14-12, 11-7, 11-6
5. TC- Tom De Mulder d. James Reiss,  11-4, 11-4, 11-3
6. TC- Omar Allaudin d. Reid Breck, 11-2, 11-8, 11-3
7. TC- James Evans d. Billy Berner, 11-1, 11-5, 11-4
8. TC- Tor Christoffersen d. Omar Mussehl,  7-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-6
9. TC- Nku Patrick d. Josh Marks, 11-5, 11-2, 11-5
Trinity (Conn.) 9, George Washington