January 21, 2014

SQUASH | Jagtap, Caty Shine Against St. Lawrence

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The men’s squash team had a strong start to the break, but was unable to continue the momentum into the New Year. The stretch of games over winter break started off with a win, dropping only one point in a 9-0 victory over Brown. What followed were 5-4, 6-3 and 5-4 losses against Yale, Trinity and St. Lawrence.

According to coach Mark Devoy, the outcome of the four games was not indicative of how close the matches were.

“It’s a rough call, but we wanted to get some wins and we got some close losses and I would class it as being frustrating,” Devoy said. “We’re putting in hard work this week and next week looking to turn those losses into wins.”

The Red’s most recent loss came to No. 4 St. Lawrence. Senior Nick Sachvie lost to the No. 1 ranked individual men’s player, Amr Khalifa, while junior Aditya Jagtap suffered a close loss in the second order. By the 8th round, Cornell and St. Lawrence were neck and neck at 4-4, before losing the final match.

“We weren’t expecting [to come so close to winning], and I had a bottom order that really didn’t fire and it really should have. After the first round of matches we were 2-1 up, and if we won one of the

Kelly Yang / Staff Photographer