The nationally-ranked #8 St. Lawrence University men's squash team fell to top-ranked Trinity in Friday's opening round of the Potter Cup at CSA National Team Championships in New Haven, CT. The Saints, who move to 10-5 on the season, saw a seven-game win streak end but battled with their higher seeded opponents, pushing multiple games to extra points.
Amr Khaled Khalifa posted the lone match victory for the Saints at number one, sweeping Reinhold Hergeth 11-1, 11-4, 13-11. At two, Juan Vargas beat Ibrahim Khan, 11-3, 11-3, 11-6, while Miled Zarazua got the win at three against Sebastian Riedelsheimer, 11-8, 11-6, 11-7.
Kyle Ogilvy won the first game at four, but Karan Malik prevailed in the next three, 9-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-4. Vrishab Kotian defeated Anderson Good at five, 11-6, 11-9, 11-4, and Johan Detter beat Will Campo at six, 11-4, 11-9, 11-3.
Chris Fernandez battled with Zeyad Elshorafy at seven, but fell by the scores of 13-11, 11-5, 16-14. Vir Seth won the first game at eight, but Moustafa Hamada came back to take the match, 9-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-8. Matthew Mackin rounded out Trinity's scoring at nine, posting a slim victory over Duncan Maxwell, 11-7, 14-12, 12-10.
St. Lawrence will play either #5 Cornell or #4 Yale on Saturday at noon in the Potter Cup's consolation bracket.