Middlebury College men's squash player J.P Sardi (Pleasantville, N.Y.) took part in the squash nationals at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The junior competed in the "B" flight of the 64-man individual tournament. Sardi lost his first-round match 9-3, 9-6, 9-7 before heading to the consolation bracket. He had some success in that bracket, advancing to the semifinal round with three wins, before falling to the eventual champion.
The Panther men's squash team took part in the nationals for the first time as a varsity sport. The event took place at Harvard over weekend with 55 teams taking part. Middlebury was ranked 21st and was the fifth seed in the eight-team "C" flight. The Panthers took on fourth-seeded Hamilton in a first-round match-up on Friday and came away with a 6-3 loss. Middlebury then went to the back-draw, where they were defeated 5-4 by Wesleyan and Denison.
The men's squash team is headed to the nationals for the first time as a varsity sport. The event will take place at Harvard this weekend with 55 teams taking part. Middlebury is ranked 21st and will be the fifth seed in the eight-team "C" flight. The Panthers will take on fourth-seeded Hamilton in a first-round match-up on Friday.
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The Panther men's squash team dropped its only match of the week as Middlebury fell 9-0 at Dartmouth.
The Panther men's squash team took part in the NESCAC Championship at Trinity over the weekend, earning a 7-2 first-round win over Connecticut College, before falling 9-0 to eventual champion Trinity. Middlebury then headed to the consolation bracket, where they fell 8-1 to Amherst and Hamilton. Senior Jack Lysohir (Mount Vernon, N.J.) was the lone Panther with a pair of wins, going 2-1 on the weekend.
Trinity College will look to defend its 2007 NESCAC title this weekend at the 2008 NESCAC Men's Squash Championship. The three-day tournament will be hosted by Trinity and Wesleyan and begins on Friday with three first round matches at Trinity's George A. Kellner Squash Center. The tournament continues throughout the weekend with championship bracket matches taking place at Trinity and consolation matches at Wesleyan's Rosenbaum Squash Center. The 2008 NESCAC Men's Squash Championship concludes with the final match on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2:00 p.m.
The Middlebury College men's squash team defeated Vassar 9-0 on Saturday, before falling by the same score to Williams later in the day.
The Middlebury men's squash team cruised to an 8-1 win over the University of Vermont on Tuesday night. The Panthers return to action this weekend at Williams and Vassar.
The Panther men's squash team won three of four matches in its second straight trip to Yale this past weekend. Middlebury defeated Colby 6-3, while falling to Denison 5-4, before topping Northwestern 8-1 and Connecticut College 7-2. Earlier in the week, the squad suffered a 6-3 loss to St. Lawrence.
The Panther men's squash team lost a 6-3 contest to St. Lawrence in a home match on Monday. The 17th ranked Saints won just three matches in straight sets as Middlebury was competitive in each match.
The Panther men's squash team went 1-2 over three matches played at the Yale Round Robin tournament over the weekend. The Panthers opened play with a 7-2 victory over Wesleyan, before falling 8-1 to Franklin & Marshall later that night. Middlebury bounced back the next day with a tough match, falling 5-4 to 11th ranked Amherst.
The Middlebury College men's squash team opened varsity play with a trip to the greater Boston area for three matches, before returning home for a Sunday contest. The season opened with a hard-fought 5-4 win over Northeastern, as first-year player William Piekos (Hamden, Conn.) won the deciding match, with a 9-5 win in the fifth set.
Director of Athletics Erin Quinn announced today the hiring of John Illig as the head coach of the men's and women's squash programs at Middlebury. Illig comes to Middlebury from Bates College, where he has served as the head coach of both programs for the last 11 years.