No. 24 Men’s Squash Falls to No. 21 MIT, 6-3

No. 24 Men’s Squash Falls to No. 21 MIT, 6-3

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 24 Amherst College men's squash team used a sweep on court one from Harith Khawaja '19, but the Purple & White fell to No. 21 MIT, 6-3, in Saturday afternoon's consolation semifinals of the 2017 College Squash Association (CSA) Men's National Team Championships hosted by Harvard University.

With the loss, Amherst concludes its 2016-17 with a 7-12 overall record, while MIT improves to 18-5 overall and advances to the consolation finals tomorrow at 10 a.m. against No. 22 Dicking College.

Khawaja posted an 11-7, 11-5, 11-6 win on court one, while Cameron Bahadori '18 picked up a thrilling, 10-12, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9, 12-10 come-from-behind victory on court four. In the ninth slot, Mitch Ford '20 secured an 11-8, 11-9, 11-7 sweep, while Ian Petty '19 chipped in an 11-2, 3-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7 non-scoring win on court 10. 

MIT posted sweeps on the sixth and eighth courts, while posting 3-1 wins on courts two, five, and seven. On court three, David Merkel '19 opened up a two-set lead, but fell in five frames, 8-11, 9-11, 17-15, 11-3, 11-7.