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Trinity Men's Squash Bumps St. Lawrence In Close Match During The Day, Blanks Hamilton At Night

Trinity Men's Squash Bumps St. Lawrence In Close Match During The Day, Blanks Hamilton At Night

Canton, N.Y. - The visiting Trinity College Bantams jumped out to a 3-0 lead and won at each of the bottom four sports in the lineup to down the St. Lawrence University Saints, 5-4, in men's squash action this afternoon at Robie Center.  The Bantams traveled down to Hamilton College on their way home and blanked the Continentals, 9-0, this evening.  Top-ranked and defending College Squash Association (CSA) National Champion Trinity improves to 11-0 with its 19th and 20th wins in a row, while the No. 4-ranked Saints drop to 6-3 with their second consecutive setback, and Hamilton is now 5-8.

Trinity senior tri-captain James Evans (Maidstone, England) and rookies Ziad Sakr (Tanta, Egypt) and Aryaman Adik (Mumbai, India) each posted a 3-0 victory to give the Bantams a 3-0 advantage, but back-to-back wins from Moustafa Bayoumy and Lenard Puski pulled the Saints within one at 3-2.  Bayoumy won an exciting five-game match against Trinity senior tri-captain Rick Penders (Maastricht, Netherlands) in the No. 4 spot on the ladder, prevailing, 11-9, in the fifth game.  Puski followed with a 3-0 triumph but Bantam senior tri-captain Omar Allaudin (Lahore, Pakistan) completed a 3-1 win in the No. 7 position to push the Bantam lead to 4-2.  St. Lawrence senior Karim Ibrahim downed Bantam sophomore Thoboki Mohohlo (Johannesburg, South Africa), 3-1, in the No. 2 spot to make it, 4-3, but the visitors clinched the match with a win at No. 4, as junior Michael Craig (Belfast, Northern Ireland) swept Belal Nawar, 3-0.  Saint senior Ahmed Bayoumy closed out the match with a come-from-behind, 3-2 win at the top of the lineup over Trinity sophomore Kush Kumar (Dhampur, India). Kumar won two straight to take a 2-1 lead heading into the fourth games, but Bayoumy took the last two, 11-8, and, 11-7.  At Hamilton, eight Bantams won by 3-0 scores including an 11-2, 11-2, 11-2 win at the No. 8 spot by junior Tor Christoffersen (Malmoe, Sweden).

MATCH RESULTS
Trinity v. St. Lawrence
1. SLU- Ahmed Bayoumy def. Kush Kumar, 11-5, 5-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-7
2. SLU- Karim Ibrahim def. Thoboki Mohohlo, 11-5, 11-5, 6-11, 11-4
3. SLU- Moustafa Bayoumy def. Rick Penders, 8-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9
4. TC- Michael Craig def. Belal Nawar, 12-10, 11-1, 11-2
5. SLU- Lenard Puski def. Tom De Mulder, 11-9, 12-10, 11-5
6. TC- Ziad Sakr def. Hussien Elrayes, 11-5, 11-8, 11-8
7. TC- Omar Allaudin def. George Willis, 11-2, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6
8. TC- James Evans def. Derek Ng, 11-2, 11-5, 11-4
9. TC- Aryaman Adik def. Youssef Fikry, 11-6, 11-3, 11-9
Trinity (Conn.) 5, St. Lawrence 4
Trinity v. Hamilton
1. TC- James Evans d. Colin O'Dowd, 11-4, 7-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-7
2. TC- Adik Aryaman d. Callum Sondhi, 11-2, 11-3, 11-1
3. TC- Andrew Lee d. John Sawyers, 11-7, 11-1, 11-2
4. TC- Yehiia Essam d. Nicholas Conzelman, 11-3, 11-0, 11-8
5. TC- Patrick O'Sullivan d. Tristan Chaix, 11-5, 11-5, 11-0
6. TC- Nku Patrick d. Atticus Jones, 11-5, 11-4, 11-3
7. TC- Mudit Pant d. Jonathan Ruth, 11-3, 11-2, 11-4
8. TC- Tor Christoffersen d. Ward Urban, 11-2, 11-2, 11-2
9. TC- Jake Lord d. Will Jordan, 11-2, 11-6, 11-3
Trinity (Conn.) 9, Hamilton