|Imran Trehan won for Jumbos in the sixth position on Sunday.|
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The No. 26 Tufts men's squash team picked up their second NESCAC win of the season, downing No. 25 Connecticut College by a score of 8-1 on Sunday afternoon. The Jumbos also beat Hamilton earlier this year, collecting two NESCAC wins this season, a feat that had not been accomplished in head coach Joe McManus' time with the program.
The win was the second of the weekend for the Jumbos, as they beat Dickinson on Saturday. The Jumbos are now 6-3 this season and will take a break for the holidays before starting their second semester schedule on January 24. Connecticut College moves to 1-2 on the season with the setback.
The Jumbos picked up wins in every position but the second one, and in that position sophomore Braden Chiulli took the match to five games, but was just edged in a nail biter, 7-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-8, 11-7. Six of the eight wins for the Jumbos came in just three games.
In the first position, senior co-captain Aditya Advani downed Brendan McClintick, 11-5, 11-7, 11-5. Rookie Alan Litman took on the Camel's Daniel Reisman in the third position and picked up a three game win, 11-5, 11-4, 11-8. Classmate Cameron Ewan took the courts in the fourth spot, and picked up a 11-9, 11-9, 11-5 win over Matthew Lillie.
Freshman Aidan Porges had his work cut out for him in the fifth position, as he lost the first two games but came back to beat Niccolo Premutico, 7-11, 6-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-7. Similarly, in the sixth spot rookie Imran Trehan lost the first game but made a comeback to top Benedict Osajie in four games, 8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-2.
In the seventh slot, rookie Brett Raskopf was able to win in three games over Louis Feingold, 11-8, 11-4, 11-6. Sophomore Alec Goodrich took the courts in the eighth position and picked up a three game win over Alex Apkin, 11-6, 11-6, 11-8. Rounding out the Jumbo lineup and picking up the eighth win was freshman Matt Memmo, who beat David Aldaz in the ninth spot, 11-4, 11-7, 11-8.
The Jumbos will take a break for the holiday and will resume play on January 24 right were they left off, with Connecticut College paying a visit to the Jumbo's home courts. Connecticut College has a meeting with Wesleyan on Friday, December 11 before taking their break for the holiday and resuming play on January 9.