February 7, 2011

 The Panther men’s squash team finished third at the NESCAC Championship, advancing to the semifinal round. The third place finish was the highest for the Panthers in the five-year history of the tournament. 15th-ranked Middlebury cruised to an 8-1 win over #18 Amherst in the quarterfinals, before falling 8-1 to top-ranked Trinity in a semifinal contest. The Panthers bounced back to top #14 Bates 6-3 in the third place match.

Junior Valentin Quan (La Libertad, El Salvador) went 2-1 for the Panthers in the #1 slot on the weekend. Also going 2-1 were junior Addi DiSesa (Wynnewood, Pa.), sophomores Jay Dolan (Wareham, Mass.) and Spencer Hurst (Greenwich, Conn.), along with rookies Parker Hurst (Greenwich, Conn.) and Cooper Redpath (Sanibel Island, Fla.).

Complete results: http://www.middlebury.edu/athletics/sports/menssquash/archive/2010-2011/news/node/271948
• Men’s squash record: 10-7
• Up next: 2/12 vs. Dartmouth/Vermont, 2/13 vs. Bard/Williams