December 7, 2001

M. Squash Set to Battle Diplomats

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The men’s squash team will look to return to its winning ways when it takes to the road to face Franklin and Marshall.

The Red opened its season with a pair of wins against Penn and Westen Ontario, before getting dismantled by an overbearing Princeton squad.

Cornell was paced by the fine efforts of No. 2 player Neal Soo in the battle with the Quakers. Overall, the Red topped Penn, 7-2, closing out the effort with wins courtesy of junior Shloka Melwani and sophomore Geoff Fong.

Senior Darryl Chow and junior Jeff Porter also posted victories for Cornell, playing in the No. 3 and No. 4 spots, respectively.

The duel with Western Ontario started on an inauspicious note with the visitors Andrew Jones defeating Tim Nagel.

From there the teams traded wins between the No. 2 and No. 5 slots, with Soo and Porter emerging as the Red’s winners.

After Julian Chin defeated Cornell’s Dan Galbraith, the Red rattled off three consecutive wins to close out the effort.

The Red’s fortunes were not as pleasant the next day against perennial powerhouse Princeton.

The Red lost at all nine spots and could not muster a win in a game until Fong’s matchup with Nathan Beck.

Cornell reversed the tables last weekend at Harvard against MIT, posting a dominating 9-0 win.

Franklin and Marshall has historically owned the Red, taking 26 of the 38 meetings. Cornell, has played well though in recent history, winning the last two engagements.

Archived article by Gary Schueller