Men's squash places third in division at Nationals

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Andrew Arnao

Sports Editor

The men’s squash team participated in the CSA Nationals tournament last weekend and defended its No. 3 seed in the Conroy division, defeating Johns Hopkins 6-3 and Georgetown 5-4 while falling to Stanford 9-0. As a result of their efforts, the Orange and the Blue improved their national ranking to No. 27 overall.

The Bison kicked off the weekend as the No. 3 seed in the Conroy division, the fourth of seven divisions in the tournament. The Bison started off the quarterfinals by defeating No. 4 seed Johns Hopkins, and advanced to face No. 2 Stanford in the semi-finals. Though the Bison did not record any wins against Stanford, their subsequent victory over Georgetown resulted in the Bison achieving third place in the Conroy division, successfully defending their seeding.

Top performers for the Bison included Hayden Radovich ’15, Mike Gagnier ’16, Henry Gadsden ’15 and Rod Maier ’14, who each won matches against Johns Hopkins and Georgetown.

The Bison’s national ranking for club squash teams improved to No. 2, behind No. 1 Stanford. The Orange and the Blue also improved their overall national ranking to No. 27, an improvement from No. 34 last season.

The men’s squash team will look to build on its recent success in the coming months as they host several more tournaments in their brand new playing facilities, including the Patriot League Championships in January 2014.

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