Trinity Men's Squash Opens NESCAC Championship Play With Shutouts Of Bowdoin And Middlebury

Yehia Essam '20 won, 3-0, at the No. 6 position
Yehia Essam '20 won, 3-0, at the No. 6 position

Clinton, N.Y. - The Trinity College Bantams opened New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men's Squash Championship Tournament play with a pair of 9-0 shutouts against the No. 8-seeded Bowdoin College Polar Bears and the No. 4-seeded Middlebury College Panthers at Hamilton College's Little Courts on Saturday.  Trinity, ranked No. 1 in the nation, received a bye to the quarters as the top seed in the tournament field, and have won the conference crown in each of the 11 previous years of its existence.  Trinity, now 35-0 all-time in the NESCAC Tournament, will face No. 2-seeded Bates College in the finals tomorrow at 3 p.m. 

Bowdoin, now 4-10, had beaten No. 9-seeded Tufts in a first-round match yesterday, while Middlebury downed Amherst in its quarterfinal match, 8-1, this morning after also earning a first-round bye. The Panthers are now 6-8.  All nine Trinity wins against the Polar Bears and seven of nine against the Panthers came by 3-0 scores.  Trinity had also blanked Middlebury, 9-0,on January 17.  Bantam junior Mudit Pant (Ghaziabad, India) allowed just eight points over the entirety of the No. 9 match against Bowdoin.

Middlebury match results

Bowdoin match results

tournament information