Squash Team Defeats Bates College And Grabs 20th at ChampionshipBy Adeeb Shanaa
The squash team soundly defeated Bates College last Saturday at the Dupont squash courts, winning eight of the nine seeded matches as well as the tenth reserve match.
The first three seeds for the Engineers, Matt Trevithick G, Irfan Chaudhary '93, and Saf Yeboah-Amankwah '93 scored solid victories over their opponents. Each won his match by a score of 3-0. Robert Wickham '93 similarly dominated the first two games of his match, but his Bates opponent was able to wrest away the last three games.
Shirveen Limbert '93, Graham Fernandes '93, and Adeeb Shanaa '93 followed the example set by the top three seeds, winning their matches 3-1. In addition,Yves Kissenpfennig '91, who has been sick for the past two weeks, celebrated his return with a 3-1 victory. Playing in his first match this year, Wai Wong '92 won by a score of 3<\!->2. Finally, Hans Van Delden '94 finished off this strong team effort with his 3-2 victory.
MIT narrowly lost to Bates 5-4 during the regular season last year, but later defeated them 5-4 at the national championship in February. At nationals, MIT placed 20th in the country, which is quite impresssive, considering that the team competes in the top division level.
MIT's next match will be against a nationally ranked Williams team on Wednesday. This match, to be played at Harvard, will be followed by a match against the Crimson. The next home match will be on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. against Fordham, who finished 15th in the nation last year.