AMHERST, Mass. – The higher seeds prevailed in first round action of the 2017 NESCAC Men's Squash Championship at the Davenport Squash Courts on the campus of Amherst College.
Eighth-seeded Wesleyan (7-7) and ninth-seeded Tufts (11-7) kicked off the action, with the Cardinals walking away with a 7-2 victory. Despite splitting the four matches that went past three sets, the Cardinals stood strong and tallied five 3-0 sweeps to advance to the next round. Wesleyan will face top-seeded Trinity at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the quarterfinals.
Logging four 3-0 matches, No. 6 Amherst (6-6) defeated No. 11 Connecticut College, 9-0. The Purple & White will meet No. 3 Williams at 12:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals.
In a highly contested battle that saw six of nine matches need four sets or more to determine a winner, No. 7 Bowdoin claimed a 7-2 win over No. 10 Hamilton. Bowdoin will resume action versus No. 2 Bates at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Receiving first round byes, the final 2017 NESCAC Men's Squash Championship contest will pit No. 4 Middlebury (8-7) against No. 5 Colby (10-9) at 11 a.m.
DAY ONE RESULTS
No. 8 Wesleyan def. No. 9 Tufts, 7-2
No. 6 Amherst def. No. 11 Connecticut College, 9-0
No. 7 Bowdoin def. No. 10 Hamilton, 7-2