Jeffs Blanked By Top-Ranked Trinity

January 25, 2001

HARTFORD, CT - The Amherst College men's squash team ran into a juggernaut Trinity College club on Thursday afternoon and came away with a 9-0 loss, extending the top-ranked Bantam's current winning streak to 43 matches. 

The two-time defending National Intercollegiate Champions swept all nine matches 3-0 to improve to 8-0 overall and have yet to surrender a game this season. The internationally diverse Bantams feature three of the top five collegiate players in the nation in senior All-American Akhil Behl (Bombay, India), sophomore Jonathan Smith (Leeds, England) and junior Lefika Ragontse (Gabarone, Botswana), as well as 16th ranked senior Loua Coutzee (Port Alfred, South Africa) and 18th ranked junior Rohan Bhappu (Bombay, India). 

Of the five, only Bhappu was in action on Thursday, downing Amherst no. 5 Asad Haque (Richmond Hill, Ontario) 15-4, 15-7, 15-5. 

The Jeffs - ranked 15th in the latest National Intercollegiate Squash Racquets Association poll - fell to 4-4 on the season with their second consecutive loss. They return to action Sunday against Franklin & Marshall College at 3 p.m. at Amherst's Davenport Squash Courts.