Khalifa, Saints squash team beat #9 Columbia, #12 Williams
Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 9:38 pm

The St. Lawrence University men's squash team, ranked #10, picked up two impressive wins at the neutral courts of Yale University. The Saints swept #12 Williams, 9-0, on Friday before making a big statement with an 8-1 victory over #9 Columbia on Saturday afternoon. Highlighting the match against the Lions was first-year student Amr Khalifa's 3-2 win over Ramit Tandon, the #2 ranked individual squash player in the country. St. Lawrence (5-4) will look for the weekend sweep as it battles Connecticut at 7:30 Saturday night.

Khalifa and Tandon split the first four games, 7-11, 11-7, 4-11, 11-5, forcing a fifth and final game where Khalifa prevailed 11-8. His victory was the only match that was decided in five games.

The Saints earned sweeps at spots four, six, seven and eight en route to the victory. Kyle Ogilvy beat Graham Miao at four (11-9,11-8,11-9), Will Campo beat Kyul Rhee at seven (11-9,11-4,11-8), and Vir Seth beat Alex Goldbery at eight (11-8,11-4,11-2).

At three, Sebastian Riedelsheimer earned a 3-1 win over Anthony Zou (11-8,8-11,11-9,11-1), while Anderson Good defeated Daniel Saleem 3-1 at five (11-9,11-1,9-11,11-3). Duncan Maxwell rounded out the scoring with a 3-1 victory over Alex Nalle at nine (11-4,11-13,11-7,11-3).

Columbia's Mohamed Maksoud came out victorious in four games over Ibrahim Khan (11-7,3-11,11-7,11-5).

In Friday's match, the Saints' win snapped a four game losing streak and also handed the Ephs their first loss in four matches.

St. Lawrence earned 3-0 sweeps at one, five, eight and nine en route to the win. Khalifa beat Kevin Chen, 3-0, at #1 (11-5, 11-3, 11-3), Good beat Julian Drobetsky at #5 (11-9, 11-9, 11-5), Seth beat Christopher Wilkinson at #8 (13-11, 11-2, 11-2) and Maxwell beat Rohan Paranjpe at #9 (11-5, 11-5, 11-7).

Khan was victorious at #2 with a 3-2 win (11-9, 2-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9), while Riedelsheimer earned a 3-1 win at #3 (8-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-4). At #4, Ogilvy battled back from two games down against Alex Greaves-Tunnell, and was also trailing 10-9 in the deciding game, to earn the 3-2 victory (8-1, 7-11, 11-8, 11-6, 13-11).

Campo beat Michael Petrick, 3-1, at #6 (11-6, 12-14, 11-2, 11-7), while Merchant beat Galen Squiers 3-1 in an exhibition match (11-8, 5-11, 14-12, 11-6).

#10 St. Lawrence 8, #9 Columbia

1. Amr Khalifa (SLU) def. Ramit Tandon 3-2 (7-11,11-7,4-11,11-5,11-8)

2. Mohamed Maksoud (Columbia) def. Ibrahim Khan 3-1 (11-7,3-11,11-7,11-5)

3. Sebastian Riedelsheimer (SLU) def. Anthony Zou 3-1 (11-8,8-11,11-9,11-1)

4. Kyle Ogilvy (SLU) def. Graham Miao 3-0 (11-9,11-8,11-9)

5. Anderson Good (SLU) def. Daniel Saleem 3-1 (11-9,11-1,9-11,11-3)

6. Will Campo (SLU) def. Kyul Rhee 3-0 (11-9,11-4,11-8)

7. Christopher Fernandez (SLU) def. Andrew Tan 3-0 (11-2,11-4,11-7)

8. Vir Seth (SLU) def. Alec Goldberg 3-0 (11-8,11-4,11-2)

9. Duncan Maxwell (SLU) def. Alex Nalle 3-1 (11-4,11-13,11-7,11-3)

10. Amay Merchant (SLU) def. Hyunho Rhee 3-0 (11-6, 11-4, 11-7)

#10 St. Lawrence 9, #12 Williams 0

1. Amr Khaled Khalifa (MSLU) def. Kevin Chen (WILLIAMS) 3-0 (11-5, 11-3, 11-3)

2. Ibrahim Khan (MSLU) def. Nick Marks (WILLIAMS) 3-2 (11-9, 2-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9)

3. Seb. Riedelsheimer (MSLU) def. Taylor Foehl (WILLIAMS) 3-1 (8-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-4)

4. Kyle Ogilvy (MSLU) def. Alex Greaves-Tunnell (WILLIAMS) 3-2 (8-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-6, 13-11)

5. Anderson Good (MSLU) def. Julian Drobetsky (WILLIAMS) 3-0 (11-9, 11-9, 11-5)

6. Will Campo (MSLU) def. Michael Petrick (WILLIAMS) 3-1 (11-6, 12-14, 11-2, 11-7)

7. Chris Fernandez (MSLU) def. Ryan Eagan (WILLIAMS) 3-1 (11-7, 11-9, 1-11, 11-8)

8. Vir Seth (MSLU) def. Christopher Wilkinso (WILLIAMS) 3-0 (13-11, 11-2, 11-2)

9. Duncan Maxwell (MSLU) def. Rohan Paranjpe (WILLIAMS) 3-0 (11-5, 11-5, 11-7)

10. Amay Merchant (MSLU) def. Galen Squiers (WILLIAMS) 3-1 (11-8, 5-11, 14-12, 11-6)